Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in The Cook Islands

A guide showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Cook Islands power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type I USB charger.

Cook Islands power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country if you've never visited before. This guide has been written to stop travellers having to worry if they can charge the Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.This page is a guide telling you how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in The Cook Islands using their standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type wall outlet. You'll discover that power changes regionally therefore please read the power supplies and Oceania page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting The Cook Islands from another country check the Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it 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 The Cook Islands

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in The Cook Islands?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Cook Islands power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Cook Islands?

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for The Cook Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Cook Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Cook Islands 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting The Cook Islands 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting The Cook Islands.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Cook Islands?

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Cook Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Instructions on how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Cook Islands power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type I power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Cook Islands power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type I USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply, technically called a Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 slots forming an upside-down triangle pattern with the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Cook Islands 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 whilst you are charging.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Cook Islands power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cook_Islands - The Cook Islands wikipedia page
  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/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet
  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