How to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Argentina

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate from an Argentinean power outlet using Type B micro USB cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate using a three pin Type I USB adapter.

Argentinean power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate when you are staying abroad.This page has instructions showing exactly how to charge the Jabra Solemate when you are visiting Argentina by using the Type I or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note that Type I plug outlets are used by most Argentinians. You'll discover most power sockets will vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If visiting Argentina from another region check that your Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that the Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you plan to stay somewhere like Buenos Aires or C'rdoba we suggest referring to the Argentina country page on wikipedia.org [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the area.

Ensure you have download version 1.34 or greater of the latest Jabra Solemate firmware from the official Jabra Solemate support site [2]. After you have set up the speaker you can turn off the default 'Solemate is connected' announcements by holding down the Volume down button when turning on the Jabra Solemate until you hear 'Sound prompts off'.

Charging the Jabra Solemate in Argentina

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Argentina?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to an Argentinean power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Argentina?

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate then the best international travel power adapter for Argentina to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Argentinians use (types I and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Argentina

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Argentina and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Argentina.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Argentina.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Argentina?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from an Argentinean power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate from an Argentinean power outlet using Type B micro USB cord and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power your Jabra Solemate from the Argentinean power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Argentinean power outlet. You can recognise the power outlet by 2 holes next to each other where the two pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take 2.5 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate during the charging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from an Argentinean power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with an Argentinean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type I power charger to power your Jabra Solemate from an Argentinean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Argentinean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug the Type I USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 slots in an upside-down triangle shape with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth blades. Please note that the neutral and live blades are reversed compared to Australian and Chinese plug outlets, check that your Type I power adaptor is compatible with an Argentinean power supply.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take 2.5 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate during the charging process.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with an Argentinean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina - Argentina country page on wikipedia.org
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  5. USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable - Used to connect USB devices which have a USB Mini-B port to computers, power supplies and other devices
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  7. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters