How to charge the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Panama

Using USB Type B connector and a three pinned Type A power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Panamanian power outlet and how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a three pinned Type B USB plug.

Panamanian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate when you're in Panama.This page contains a simple guide showing what you'll need to power the Jabra Solemate when you are visiting Panama using their standard types B or A Panamanian 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If your Jabra Solemate charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Panama from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your device is dual voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you're planning to visit a Panamanian place such as Panama City or Col√≥n please read the Panama Wikipedia web page [1] for more information prior to the area.

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 Panama

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Panama?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Panama by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Panama?

If you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate then the best travel charger for Panama to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Panamanians use (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Panama

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Panama 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Panama using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Panama.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Panama?

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

Using USB Type B connector and a three pinned Type A power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Panamanian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate using the Panamanian 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 by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains power charger 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. Switch on the Panamanian 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 Panamanian 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 Panamanian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Panamanian power outlet by using type B Micro USB cord with a Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate using a Panamanian 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. Firstly plug the Type B USB power adapter in the Panamanian power outlet. This wall supply, technically known as a Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by two thin slots parallel to each other with a single hole below for the longer ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B connector into the mains USB adapter 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. Switch on the Panamanian 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 Panamanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panama - Panama 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, priced at 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, 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 between $10 to $15.