Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in The US Virgin Islands

Using type B USB Micro connector with a Type A power adapter to power the Jabra Solemate from a Virgin Islands power outlet and recharging the Jabra Solemate using a Type B USB charger.

Virgin Islands power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never visited before. This page has been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate abroad.If you're staying in The US Virgin Islands this page has instructions showing you charging the Jabra Solemate using the types B or A 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If the Jabra Solemate charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting The US Virgin Islands from another region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check your Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else 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 The US Virgin Islands

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in The US Virgin Islands?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in The US Virgin Islands.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in The US Virgin Islands?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Jabra Solemate then the best international travel adapter for The US Virgin Islands is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Virgin Islanders use two different standards of wall outlets (types B and A) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The US Virgin Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors 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 necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting The US Virgin Islands using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The US Virgin Islands.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in The US Virgin Islands?

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro connector with a Type A power adapter to power the Jabra Solemate from a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate from the Virgin Islands power outlet you will need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the two slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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. Turn on the Virgin Islands 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Virgin Islands power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Virgin Islands power outlet

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pin Type B power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Virgin Islands power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Jabra Solemate from a Virgin Islands 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 the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Virgin Islands power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two slots for live and neutral blades with a single semicircle hole below for the longer grounded pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Virgin Islands 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 Virgin Islands power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/US_Virgin_Islands - Wikipedia web page about The US Virgin Islands
  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, estimated price 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, 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.