How to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Saint Kitts

Instructions on how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a St Kitts power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter, charging the Jabra Solemate using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate using a Type B power plug

St Kitts power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their Jabra Solemate abroad.When you're travelling to Saint Kitts the following instructions show powering your Jabra Solemate using their G, A, B or D type 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, Type G power outlets are used by most Kittitian. Power supplies change from country to country so please read the Wiki Connections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Saint Kitts from another country please ensure that the Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure the Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

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 Saint Kitts

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Saint Kitts?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a St Kitts power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Saint Kitts?

When you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Saint Kitts to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four different standards of power outlets in Saint Kitts (types G, A, B and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers for your St Kitts trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Kitts

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Saint Kitts using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Kitts.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Saint Kitts?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a St Kitts power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a St Kitts power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a St Kitts power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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. Turn on the St Kitts 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 G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a St Kitts power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate from a St Kitts power outlet with type B USB cord and a Type A power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate from the St Kitts power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the St Kitts power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B micro USB connector into the power charger 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. Turn on the St Kitts 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 St Kitts 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 St Kitts power outlet

Using USB Micro Type B connector with a Type B power charger to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a St Kitts power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type B power outlet [8]) can be recognised by the two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 St Kitts 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 St Kitts power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a St Kitts power outlet

Using type B USB cord and a Type D power charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a St Kitts power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate using a St Kitts power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the St Kitts power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type D power outlet [10], can be recognised by the three round holes forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect one end of the type B micro USB connector into the USB 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 St Kitts 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 D power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a St Kitts power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Kitts_and_Nevis - St Kitts Wiki page
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, costs 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, costs between $5 to $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, estimated price between $10 to $15.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, estimated price between $20 to $25.
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, priced at between $15 to $20.
  12. 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.