Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Ecuador

Simple instructions showing you how to power the Jabra Solemate with an Ecuadorian power outlet using type B USB Micro connector with a Type A power adapter and how to power the Jabra Solemate using a Type B USB plug.

Ecuadorian power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate when you're staying abroad.These instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Jabra Solemate when going to Ecuador by using their standard B or A type 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your Jabra Solemate slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Ecuador from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, check that your device is a dual voltage device (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

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 Ecuador

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Ecuador?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to an Ecuadorian power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Ecuador?

If you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate the best international travel charger for Ecuador to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Ecuadorians use two different types of power outlets (B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Ecuadorian trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Ecuador

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Ecuador using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Ecuador.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Ecuador?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from an Ecuadorian power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power the Jabra Solemate with an Ecuadorian power outlet using type B USB Micro connector with a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using an Ecuadorian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the Ecuadorian power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the live and neutral 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 adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Ecuadorian 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 whilst charging.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from an Ecuadorian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from an Ecuadorian power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate with an Ecuadorian power outlet using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from an Ecuadorian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type B USB power adapter into the Ecuadorian power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by the 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB 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. The USB charging port can be located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Ecuadorian 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 whilst charging.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from an Ecuadorian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecuador - Ecuador Wikipedia page
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B 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