How to charge the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Brazil

Instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Brazilian power outlet by using USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and powering the Jabra Solemate using a 3 pinned Type N USB charger.

Brazilian power outlet

Brazil uses 2 different types of voltage depending on the location - both 127 volts and 240 volts. Always ensure that you familiarise yourself with the voltage of the outlet prior to using any electrical appliance in a Brazilian power outlet. Instructions on this page assume that you understand which voltage you will be using, however the safest option is always to use a dual voltage device or appliance.

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to assist travellers wanting to power the Jabra Solemate when abroad.This page contains a step by step guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your Jabra Solemate when you are in Brazil by using their N or C type 60Hz power outlets, you will discover most Brazilians will typically use the Type N sockets in their power outlets. If the Jabra Solemate slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting Brazil from a different region please check that it is compatible with a Brazilian power supply. Typically devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual voltage (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you intend on travelling to tourist destinations such as Rio de Janeiro or Fortaleza we also recommend referring to the wikipedia.org entry about Brazil [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

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 Brazil

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Brazil?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Brazilian power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Brazil?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Brazil to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Brazilians use (types N and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to Brazil. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Brazil

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Brazil using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 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 Brazil.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Brazil?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Brazilian power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Brazilian power outlet by using USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate from the Brazilian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Brazilian power outlet. This unearthed wall supply can be identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other. Prior to 2010 buildings may use this power supply.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the power charger 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 Brazilian 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Brazilian power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Brazilian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type N USB adapter

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type N USB charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Brazilian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Brazilian power outlet you will need a Type N USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type N USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. You can recognise the flattened hexagon shaped power supply by 3 circular holes forming a flattened triangular pattern. Since 2010 new buildings will use this power supply.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power 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. Switch on the Brazilian 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 Brazilian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type N USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil - wikipedia.org entry about Brazil
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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 under $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeN.htm - Type N power outlet
  7. Type N USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type N mains power outlet, priced at between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15.