Charging the Jabra Solemate when planning a trip to Nicaragua

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Nicaraguan power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a Type A USB charger and powering the Jabra Solemate using a Type B USB plug.

Nicaraguan power outlet

Varying complicated voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially to the first time traveller. This page contains useful instructions showing you how to supply power to the Jabra Solemate when you're in Nicaragua using the Type B or A Nicaraguan 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your Jabra Solemate doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are travelling to Nicaragua from another country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power 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 Nicaragua

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Nicaragua?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Nicaragua by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate the best international travel charger for Nicaragua to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Nicaraguans use (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters for your Nicaraguan trip. By only bringing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store 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 so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the power 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 Nicaragua

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips 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. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Nicaragua.
  • 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 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 a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Nicaragua.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Nicaragua?

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Learn how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Nicaraguan power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type A USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using the Nicaraguan 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 in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots next to each other.
  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. Turn on the Nicaraguan 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate from a Nicaraguan power outlet you'll need to buy 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 Nicaraguan power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral blades with a semicircle hole below for the slightly long grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Turn on the Nicaraguan 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Nicaraguan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicaragua - Wikipedia entry about Nicaragua
  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, 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, 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.