How to charge your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Montserrat

Using USB type B cable with a Type A power adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Montserratian power outlet and how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a three pin Type B USB charger.

Montserratian power outlet

Complicated region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Jabra Solemate in Montserrat. This page was specifically written to prevent visitors needing to worry if they can power their Jabra Solemate when they're going to Montserrat.If you're planning a vacation to Montserrat this page has useful instructions showing how to power the Jabra Solemate using their standard types B or A Montserratian 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Power supplies are different from region to region so please read the power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If visiting Montserrat from a different country double check the Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

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 Montserrat

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Montserrat?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Montserrat by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Montserrat?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Jabra Solemate the best travel power adapter for Montserrat to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Montserratians use (types B and A) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Montserrat or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying a versatile power charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Montserrat

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Montserrat using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Montserrat.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Montserrat?

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

Using Type B USB connector with a Type A power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Montserratian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Jabra Solemate using a Montserratian power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin adjacent slots where the plug outlet pins go. Please be aware that power cords used with type A sockets which are rated at 125 volts should not be used so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Montserratian 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 Montserratian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Montserratian power outlet

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Montserratian power outlet with USB micro Type B cord and a three pinned Type B USB charger.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate from the Montserratian power outlet you will need 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 in the Montserratian power outlet. The wall supply (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by the 2 slots with a semicircle shaped hole below for the earthed pin. Please note power cables with type B sockets which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used in Montserrat so we recommend checking first.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Montserratian 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 B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Montserratian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montserrat - Wikipedia page about Montserrat
  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 price 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, estimated price 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, costs 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, priced under $15.