Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Bermuda

Using type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Bermuda power outlet and charging the Jabra Solemate using a three pin Type B power charger.

Bermuda power outlet

If packing for a trip to Bermuda it is useful to know if you can power all your gadgets such as mobiles and laptops when you're there. Without knowing which wall socket is being used in Bermuda you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, meaning having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor when you need to recharge which might be incompatible and damage the device. Complicated voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This useful guide tells you exactly how to supply power to the Jabra Solemate when you are in Bermuda by using their standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B power outlets will be used by a majority of Bermudians. Most power changes depending on which country you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and North America page for a full list of countries. If the Jabra Solemate does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Bermuda from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer 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 Bermuda

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Bermuda?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Bermuda power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Bermuda?

If you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate then the best travel charger for Bermuda is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Bermudans use two different standards of wall outlets (types 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 around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bermuda

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Bermuda using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at 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 Bermuda.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Bermuda?

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

Using type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Bermuda power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate from the Bermuda power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Bermuda power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Bermuda 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 A power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Bermuda power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Bermuda power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Bermuda power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a Type B power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Bermuda power outlet you'll need 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 power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long ground pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB micro cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port is located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Bermuda 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 a Bermuda power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda - wikipedia entry about Bermuda
  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, between $10 to $15.
  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, priced under $10.
  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, priced at between $20 to $25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.