Charging the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Bolivia

Using type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type A USB charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Bolivian power outlet and how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a Europlug Type C USB plug.

Bolivian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. When planning a trip to Bolivia these useful instructions show how to power your Jabra Solemate by using the types C or A Bolivian 115 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sockets are different from country to country therefore we suggest reading the power supplies page for a full list of countries. If the Jabra Solemate slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Bolivia from another region check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that your device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage 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 Bolivia

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Bolivia?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Bolivian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Bolivia?

If you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate and visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Bolivia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Bolivia (C and A) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to different continents we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bolivia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Bolivia using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Bolivia.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Bolivia?

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

Using micro USB Type B cord with a Type A USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate with a Bolivian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate from the Bolivian 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. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two slots next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the mains power 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. Switch on the Bolivian 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 Bolivian power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Bolivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Bolivian power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate using a Bolivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Bolivian power outlet. This plug supply, also known as a Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug, can be identified by the two adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Bolivian 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 Bolivian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolivia - Bolivian Wikipedia web 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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