How to charge the Jabra Solemate in Fiji

Using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pin Type I USB charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Fijian power outlet.

Fijian power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country, especially to the first time traveller. When you are going to Fiji this page contains instructions showing you how to charge your Jabra Solemate by using their 240 volt 50Hz Type I Fijian power outlet. You will discover power sockets will vary depending on which region you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Fiji from another region please double check your Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your Jabra Solemate originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you intend to visit a place like Nasinu or Suva read the wikipedia.org entry about Fiji [1] for further details.

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 Fiji

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Fiji?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in Fiji.

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Fiji?

If you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Fiji is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Fijian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Fiji

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are 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 America visiting Fiji using 3 pinned type B 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much 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 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 Fiji.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Fiji?

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Fijian power outlet

Instructions on how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Fijian power outlet with type B USB cable and a three pinned Type I power charger.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate using a Fijian 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. Firstly plug in the Type I USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug supply (called the Type I power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three slots in a triangular configuration with a single vertical pin at the bottom and the top two slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and ground blades.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Fijian 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 charging your Jabra Solemate from a Fijian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiji - wikipedia.org entry about Fiji
  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
  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