How to charge your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Suriname

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type C USB adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Surinamese power outlet and charging the Jabra Solemate using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Surinamese power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. The following step-by-step guide shows you what you'll need to power the Jabra Solemate when travelling to Suriname using their Type F or C Surinamese 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If the Jabra Solemate charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Suriname from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, check your device is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer 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 Suriname

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Suriname?

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

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

If travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Suriname 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 Surinamers use (F and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. Because you are only needing to pack a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Suriname

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Suriname 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Suriname using 3 pinned type B US 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 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 more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Suriname.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Suriname?

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

Using Type B USB cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Surinamese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Jabra Solemate using a Surinamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Surinamese power outlet. The power supply (sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the 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. Switch on the Surinamese 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 Surinamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Surinamese power outlet

Learn how to power your Jabra Solemate from a Surinamese power outlet by using Type B USB cord with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate from the Surinamese power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the two adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord into the USB mains charger 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. Turn on the Surinamese 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 F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Surinamese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suriname - wikipedia.org page about Suriname
  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
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters