How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini in Ecuador

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with an Ecuadorian power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type A USB adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 3 pin Type B USB plug.

Ecuadorian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to stay in another country, especially to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to assist people wanting to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when they're staying abroad.This step-by-step guide will show how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini in Ecuador by using their types B or A Ecuadorian 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the Jabra Solemate Mini does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Ecuador from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is dual-voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use.

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 Ecuador

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Ecuador?

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

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

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini the best travel power adapter for Ecuador is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Ecuadorians use two different standards of wall outlets (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ecuador

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ecuador 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Ecuador.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Ecuador?

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with an Ecuadorian power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Ecuadorian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3]) is recognised by 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Ecuadorian 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 whilst you are charging.
How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Ecuadorian power outlet

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

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type B USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with an Ecuadorian power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini using an Ecuadorian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Ecuadorian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Ecuadorian 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.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Ecuadorian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecuador - wikipedia page about Ecuador
  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/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