How to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Tristan da Cunha

Connecting a Tristanian power outlet to the Jabra Solemate Mini

Tristanian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when travelling abroad.If you are visiting Tristan da Cunha these useful instructions show powering your Jabra Solemate Mini using a standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G Tristanian power outlet, the Tristanians will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If travelling to Tristan da Cunha from another region check your Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate Mini came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up.

Ensure you have version 1.14 or greater of the Jabra Solemate Mini firmware, visit the official Jabra Solemate Mini support site [2] to download the latest version. You can switch off the default 'Connected' and other announcements by holding down the Volume down button when turning on the Jabra Solemate Mini until you hear 'Sound prompts off'.

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Tristan da Cunha

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Tristan da Cunha?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Tristanian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Tristan da Cunha?

When you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini the best travel charger for Tristan da Cunha to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs over. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters for your Tristanian trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tristan da Cunha

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Tristan da Cunha.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tristan da Cunha.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Tristan da Cunha?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Tristanian power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cable and a Type G USB adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Tristanian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Tristanian 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. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Tristanian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Tristanian power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate Mini will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take three hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate Mini during the charging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Tristanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - wikipedia web page about Tristan da Cunha
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate-mini#/#100-97300000-60 - official Jabra Solemate Mini 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
  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
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters