Charging the Jabra Solemate when planning a trip to El Salvador

Simple instructions showing you how to power the Jabra Solemate from a Salvadoranf power outlet by using USB Type B cord with a Type A USB adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate using a Type B power charger.

Salvadoranf power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page is a useful guide showing how to supply power to the Jabra Solemate when you're travelling to El Salvador using the types B or A 115 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your Jabra Solemate slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to El Salvador from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) either take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check 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 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 El Salvador

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in El Salvador?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in El Salvador?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Jabra Solemate then the best international travel adapter for El Salvador is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Salvadoransf use two different types of power outlets (types B and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for 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 with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for El Salvador

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 strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters 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 travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to El Salvador.
  • 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 and 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 El Salvador.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in El Salvador?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power the Jabra Solemate from a Salvadoranf power outlet with USB Type B cord with a Type A USB charger.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate from a Salvadoranf 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. Insert the Type A USB power adapter into the Salvadoranf power outlet. The power outlet, technically called the Type A power outlet [3], can be recognised by the 2 thin adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Salvadoranf 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 Salvadoranf 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 Salvadoranf power outlet

Instructions showing how to power the Jabra Solemate from a Salvadoranf power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type B USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using the Salvadoranf power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The power supply, technically called the Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by the 2 slots for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the earth pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 Salvadoranf 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 recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Salvadoranf power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Salvador - Salvadoranf 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, 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, 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, estimated price 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.