Charging the Jabra Solemate when visiting Kiribati

How to connect a Kiribati power outlet to the Jabra Solemate

Kiribati power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to power the Jabra Solemate when they're going to Kiribati.This page is a simple guide demonstrating exactly how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate in Kiribati by using their 240 volt 50Hz Type I Kiribati plug outlet. If travelling to Kiribati from a different country make sure the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240v supply. If your Jabra Solemate originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it.

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 Kiribati

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Kiribati?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Kiribati power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Kiribati?

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate the best travel power adapter for Kiribati is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kiribati

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kiribati 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 North America going to Kiribati 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 the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Kiribati.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Kiribati?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Kiribati power outlet

Using USB type B cord and a Type I power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Kiribati power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate using a Kiribati power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type I USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by three slots for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cable into the mains USB 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 Kiribati 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 I power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Kiribati power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiribati - Kiribati country Wiki page
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet, priced 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 under $10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price between $10 to $15.