How to charge the Jabra Solemate when visiting Micronesia

Learn how to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Micronesian power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Type A USB charger and how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a Type B power charger.

Micronesian power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power their Jabra Solemate when they're abroad.If you are going to Micronesia the following instructions show how to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using the standard Type B or A 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets. If your Jabra Solemate charges slowly or does not power up when you are travelling to Micronesia from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the device is dual-voltage (usually 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 Micronesia

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Micronesia?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in Micronesia.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Micronesia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Micronesians use two different standards of plug sockets (types B and A) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters 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 tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Micronesia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 visiting Micronesia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Micronesia.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Micronesia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Micronesian power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a 3 pin Type A USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate with a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate using a Micronesian 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. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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. Turn on the Micronesian 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 A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Micronesian power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type B USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate with a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Jabra Solemate from the Micronesian 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. First plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the Micronesian power outlet. This power outlet (technically known as a Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by two slots with a single hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Micronesian 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 Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federated_States_of_Micronesia - Micronesian Wikipedia web page
  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, around $10.
  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, costing between $20 to $25.
  8. 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.