How to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Guatemala

Using type B USB connector with a Type A power adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Guatemalan power outlet and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 3 pinned Type B power plug.

Guatemalan power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially if you've never been there before. If you are travelling to Guatemala these instructions show how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using their standard types B or A Guatemalan 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. Power supplies will vary regionally therefore please read the Wikiconnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list showing regions. If your Jabra Solemate Mini doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting Guatemala from a different region then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check your device is a dual voltage device (normally marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you are planning to visit a Guatemalan place such as Guatemala City or Quetzaltenango we also suggest referring to the Guatemalan country page on wikipedia [1] for more information on the location.

Ensure you have version 1.14 or greater of the Jabra Solemate Mini firmware, visit the official Jabra Solemate Mini support site [2] to download the latest version. You can switch off the default 'Connected' and other announcements by holding down the Volume down button when turning on the Jabra Solemate Mini until you hear 'Sound prompts off'.

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Guatemala

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Guatemala?

You can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Guatemala by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Guatemala?

When you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Guatemala to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets that Guatemalans use (types B and A) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel adapter like this online, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Guatemala

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors 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 can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Guatemala 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Guatemala using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 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 a flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Guatemala.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Guatemala?

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Guatemalan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B USB connector with a Type A power adapter to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Guatemalan power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Guatemalan 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. Insert the Type A USB power adapter in the Guatemalan power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by two thin slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the micro USB Type B cord into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Guatemalan power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate Mini will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take three hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate Mini during the charging process.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Guatemalan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Guatemalan power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type B power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Guatemalan power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Guatemalan power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as a Type B power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the 2 slots next to each other with a single hole below for the slightly longer ground pin.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Guatemalan power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate Mini will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take 3 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate Mini during the charging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Guatemalan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guatemala - Guatemalan country page on wikipedia
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate-mini#/#100-97300000-60 - official Jabra Solemate Mini 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 £10-£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, £5-£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, costing under £15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.