How to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Argentina

Instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini with an Argentinean power outlet by using micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type I power plug.

Argentinean power outlet

If organizing a holiday to Argentina it's helpful to know in advance if you can charge any electronics when you get there. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you could bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor when you're there. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.When staying in Argentina these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini using their Type I or C Argentinean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Argentineans normally use Type I sockets in their power outlets. When you are travelling to Argentina from another region please ensure the Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

Ensure you have version 1.14 or greater of the Jabra Solemate Mini firmware, visit the official Jabra Solemate Mini support site [2] to download the latest version. You can switch off the default 'Connected' and other announcements by holding down the Volume down button when turning on the Jabra Solemate Mini until you hear 'Sound prompts off'.

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Argentina

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Argentina?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Argentina.

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

If travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best international travel charger for Argentina is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Argentines use two different standards of wall outlets (I and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Argentina. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different 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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Argentina using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Mini in Argentina?

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with an Argentinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini with an Argentinean power outlet by using micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to power your Jabra Solemate Mini using an Argentinean power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Argentinean power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate Mini will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take three hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate Mini during the charging process.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with an Argentinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Argentinean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini with an Argentinean power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Type I power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini 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. Start by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the Argentinean power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type I power outlet [6]) can be identified by three slots in an upside-down triangle configuration with the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth blades. Please be aware that the neutral and live blades are reversed compared to Australian and Chinese plug outlets so please check that your Type I power adaptor is compatible with an Argentinean power supply.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Argentinean power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate Mini will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take 3 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate Mini whilst you are charging.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Argentinean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina - Argentinean Wikipedia page
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate-mini#/#100-97300000-60 - official Jabra Solemate Mini 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