How to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Tobago

Using USB type B cable with a Type A power charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Tobagonian power outlet and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate using a Type B power charger.

Tobagonian power outlet

Complicated voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning on travelling to a foreign country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate when you are staying abroad.This page has useful instructions which shows exactly how to power the Jabra Solemate when travelling to Tobago by using the standard types B or A Tobagonian 115 volt 60Hz wall outlets, a majority of Tobagonians use Type B sockets in their power outlets. If the Jabra Solemate slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Tobago from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Jabra Solemate is a dual voltage device (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else 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 Tobago

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Tobago?

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Tobago?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Tobago is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Tobago (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tobago

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Tobago.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tobago.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Tobago?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Tobagonian power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a Type A power charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Tobagonian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Tobagonian power outlet you will 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 inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Tobagonian power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin adjacent slots.
  3. Connect the USB 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 is located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Tobagonian 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 A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Tobagonian power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Tobagonian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type B USB charger to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Tobagonian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Tobagonian power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] 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. You can recognise the power outlet by 2 slots parallel to each other where the two blades slide into with a single hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 Tobagonian 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 Tobagonian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad_%26_Tobago - Tobagonian Wikipedia 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, costing around $10.
  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 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, 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, between $10 to $15.