How to charge the Jabra Solemate in Guam

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A power charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Guamanian power outlet and recharging the Jabra Solemate using a Type B power plug.

Guamanian power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist travellers wanting to charge their Jabra Solemate when they are travelling abroad.If you are going to travel to Guam the following instructions show charging your Jabra Solemate using their Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If your Jabra Solemate charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Guam from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual voltage (you'll find these are normally marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you are planning to stay at a place such as Tamuning or Mangilao we suggest referring to the Guamanian Wikipedia page [1] for further information on visiting 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 Guam

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Guam?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in Guam.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Guam to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Guamanians use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and using a travel charger like this ensures 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 will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional power 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 back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Guam

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 adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable 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 visiting Guam.
  • 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 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 just 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 Guam.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Guam?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Guamanian power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Guamanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate from the Guamanian 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. Start the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Guamanian power outlet. The power supply (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord 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 Guamanian 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 charging your Jabra Solemate from a Guamanian power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Guamanian power outlet by using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate using a Guamanian 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. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply 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 bottom of 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 Guamanian 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 Guamanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guam - Guamanian 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
  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
  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
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters