Charging the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in French Polynesia

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a French Polynesian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord and a Type A USB charger, how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a Type B USB charger and how to power the Jabra Solemate using a Type E USB adapter

French Polynesian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate . These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate abroad.This page has step by step instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to power your Jabra Solemate when you're in French Polynesia using their standard Type E, A or B 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. If your Jabra Solemate does not power up or charges slowly when you are visiting French Polynesia from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) may take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that your Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use. If you intend to visit a place like Papeete or Mahina we recommend reading the wikipedia entry about French Polynesia [1] for more details.

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 French Polynesia

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in French Polynesia?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to a French Polynesian power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in French Polynesia?

If you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate then the best international travel adapter for French Polynesia is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of wall outlets that French Polynesians use (types E, A and B) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring seperate power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for French Polynesia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both French Polynesia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting French Polynesia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 French Polynesia.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in French Polynesia?

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

Using USB Micro type B cable and a Type A USB adapter to power the Jabra Solemate from a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a French Polynesian power outlet you'll need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the French Polynesian power outlet. The plug supply, technically known as a Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 thin slots adjacent to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet blades go.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the mains power charger 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. Turn on the French Polynesian 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a French Polynesian power outlet

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type B power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from the French Polynesian power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First insert the Type B USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 thin slots next to each other where the twin blades go with a single semicircular hole below for the long grounded pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter 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. Switch on the French Polynesian 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 B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a French Polynesian power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Learn how to power the Jabra Solemate from a French Polynesian power outlet using USB micro type B connector and a Type E USB charger.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate using the French Polynesian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the French Polynesian power outlet. This recessed round wall outlet (sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral plus one metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 French Polynesian 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 French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Polynesia - wikipedia entry about French Polynesia
  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, 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, between $5 to $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, under $25.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, around $10.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.