Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in The Dominican Republic

Using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type A power adapter to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Dominican Republic power outlet and charging the Jabra Solemate using a three pin Type B power adapter.

Dominican Republic power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate when you're travelling abroad.If going to travel to The Dominican Republic the following useful instructions show how to power your Jabra Solemate by using their standard Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of Dominicanse will use the Type B plugs in their wall outlets. If your Jabra Solemate slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when visiting The Dominican Republic from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes 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. If you intend on staying in a city like Santo Domingo we also suggest reading the Dominican Republic Wikipedia web page [1] for further information.

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 The Dominican Republic

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in The Dominican Republic?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in The Dominican Republic.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in The Dominican Republic?

If travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for The Dominican Republic is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in The Dominican Republic (B and A) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your model of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Dominican Republic

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to The Dominican Republic.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 just one 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 The Dominican Republic.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in The Dominican Republic?

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type A power adapter to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Dominican Republic power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using the Dominican Republic 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 wall supply. 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 micro USB Type B cord into the bottom of the USB power 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. Switch on the Dominican Republic 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Dominican Republic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Dominican Republic power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Dominican Republic power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Dominican Republic 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 power outlet. The wall outlet (known as the Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other where the live and neutral blades go with a hole below for the slightly long earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port is located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Dominican Republic 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 a Dominican Republic power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dominican_Republic - Dominican Republic Wikipedia web 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, estimated cost 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, costing between $5 to $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 under $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.