How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when planning a trip to French Polynesia

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Type A power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a French Polynesian power outlet, charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type B USB adapter and powering the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pin Type E USB charger

French Polynesian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini . The following step by step guide shows you how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini when you're visiting French Polynesia by using their types E, A or B French Polynesian 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. Most power sockets will change from country to country so we recommend that you read the Wikiconnections world power connections guide for a full list of regions and countries. If the Jabra Solemate Mini slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to French Polynesia from another country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so 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. If you are planning to visit a city like Papeete we recommend reading the Wikipedia.org entry about French Polynesia [1] for more indepth information on travelling to the location.

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 French Polynesia

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in French Polynesia?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in French Polynesia by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in French Polynesia?

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for French Polynesia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. French Polynesians use three different types of plug sockets (types E, A and B) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for French Polynesia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those 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. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to French Polynesia.
  • 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 and 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting French Polynesia.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in French Polynesia?

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pin Type A USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini from a French Polynesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 slots adjacent to each other where the two pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the French Polynesian 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 3 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 French Polynesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a French Polynesian power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cable with a three pin Type B USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using the French Polynesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two thin slots next to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the French Polynesian 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 3 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate Mini whilst you are charging.
How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a French Polynesian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a French Polynesian power outlet

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Type E power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a French Polynesian power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a French Polynesian power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the French Polynesian power outlet. The round power outlet can be identified by the two round adjacent holes plus a metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one 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 Mini. The USB charging port can be found to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the French Polynesian 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 E power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a French Polynesian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Polynesia - Wikipedia.org entry about French Polynesia
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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. 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
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters