Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Jamaica

Using micro USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type A power adapter to power the Jabra Solemate from a Jamaican power outlet and how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Jamaican power outlet

If you are planning a vacation it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge your essential electronics such as mobiles and laptops at your hotel. But by not knowing which power supply is used you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, meaning having to purchase a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival that could be incompatible and damage the Jabra Solemate. Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate . This guide has been written to help assist people wanting to charge the Jabra Solemate when they are abroad.This useful guide will show exactly what you'll need to charge the Jabra Solemate when you're in Jamaica using the standard B or A type Jamaican 110 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll find a majority of Jamaicans typically use Type B plugs in their plug outlets. If your Jabra Solemate slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Jamaica from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage 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 Jamaica

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Jamaica?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Jamaican power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Jabra Solemate then the best international travel adapter for Jamaica is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Jamaica (B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Jamaica we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Jamaica

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Jamaica.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Jamaica.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Jamaica?

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

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type A power charger to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Jamaican power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate from a Jamaican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet, sometimes known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB micro 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 Jamaican 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 a Jamaican power outlet

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

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type B power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Jamaican power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate using the Jamaican 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. Begin by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the Jamaican power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by 2 thin slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro 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 can be located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Jamaican 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 Jamaican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamaica - Wikipedia web page about Jamaica
  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, costing 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, 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.