How to charge the Jabra Solemate when planning a trip to Vanuatu

The Wiki Connections page on how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Vanuatuan power outlet with type B USB cable with a Type G USB adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate using a Type C Europlug USB charger.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Various voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Jabra Solemate in Vanuatu. This guide has been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate abroad.If you are staying in Vanuatu this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate using the standard Type G, C or I 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Vanuatu from another country check your Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering 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 Vanuatu

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Vanuatu?

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

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

When you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate and visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Vanuatu to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are three different standards of plug sockets that Ni-Vanuatu use (G, C and I) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing 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 travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Vanuatu and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 Vanuatu using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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. This is a much cheaper alternative to 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 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 Vanuatu.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Vanuatu?

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page on how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Vanuatuan power outlet with type B USB cable with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate using the Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. This power outlet (sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by three holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B cable into 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. Turn on the Vanuatuan 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 Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Vanuatuan power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Jabra Solemate from a Vanuatuan power outlet using USB type B cable and a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Jabra Solemate using a Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Vanuatuan power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 can be found on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Vanuatuan 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Vanuatuan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanuatu - wikipedia page about Vanuatu
  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, estimated cost 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, estimated price under $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  8. 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.