How to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Micronesia

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Micronesian power outlet by using type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type A USB charger and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a three pinned Type B USB charger.

Micronesian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.When you're staying in Micronesia this page contains instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using their types B or A Micronesian 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You'll discover most power sockets are different regionally so we suggest that you read the WikiConnections global power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If your Jabra Solemate Mini doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting Micronesia from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the Jabra Solemate Mini is a dual voltage device (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to ensure proper use.

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 Micronesia

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Micronesia?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Micronesia?

If travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Micronesia is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Micronesians use (types B and A) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging 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 buy multiple travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Micronesia we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Micronesia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Micronesia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from America going to Micronesia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Micronesia.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Micronesia?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Micronesian power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type A USB adapter to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Micronesian power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Micronesian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type A USB power adapter and plugging it into the Micronesian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two thin slots adjacent to each other where the twin blades slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Micronesian 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 A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Micronesian power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Micronesian power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Micronesian power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type B USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type B power outlet [6], is recognised by 2 slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a single hole below for the longer earthed pin.
  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 Micronesian 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Micronesian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federated_States_of_Micronesia - Micronesian entry on wikipedia.org
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters