How to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Trinidad

Instructions showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Trinidad power outlet by using Type B Micro USB connector and a Type A power charger and powering the Jabra Solemate using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Trinidad power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation it can be useful to know in advance if you can charge any vital electrical devices that you'll be bringing with you. By not knowing which power supply is being used you may bring the wrong charger, meaning needing to borrow a suitable adaptor when you get there. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. If you are going to travel to Trinidad these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate using their B or A type 115 volt 60Hz power outlets, a majority of Trinidadians normally use Type B plug outlets. If the Jabra Solemate slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Trinidad 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 either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Jabra Solemate is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power 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 Trinidad

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Trinidad?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in Trinidad.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Trinidad is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets that Trinidadians use (types B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

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 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, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Trinidad or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. 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 smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Trinidad

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Trinidad and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 Trinidad.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico 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 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 Trinidad.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Trinidad?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Trinidad power outlet by using Type B Micro USB connector and a Type A power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Trinidad power outlet you'll 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 inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots next to each other.
  3. Then 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 Trinidad 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Trinidad power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Trinidad power outlet

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

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Trinidad power outlet you will need 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 Trinidad power outlet. The power supply (called a Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other for live and neutral blades 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 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 to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Trinidad 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 charging your Jabra Solemate from a Trinidad power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinidad_%26_Tobago - Wikipedia entry about Trinidad
  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, 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, under $25.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under $15.