How to charge the Jabra Solemate in Saint Helena

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type G USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate with a St Helenian power outlet.

St Helenian power outlet

Varying complicated standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate abroad.When you're staying in Saint Helena the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the St Helenians using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If visiting Saint Helena from a different country please ensure that your Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

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 Saint Helena

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Saint Helena?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in Saint Helena.

What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Saint Helena?

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate the best travel power adapter for Saint Helena is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Saint Helena we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 North America visiting Saint Helena.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Helena.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Saint Helena?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a St Helenian power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate from a St Helenian power outlet by using Type B USB micro cord with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate from the St Helenian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro Type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port is located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the St Helenian 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 G power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a St Helenian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - Saint Helena country page on wikipedia
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, 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 at between $5 to $10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $10 to $15.