Charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Palau

Simple instructions showing you how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Palauan power outlet using type B USB Micro connector with a Type A USB adapter and recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 3 pin Type B power charger.

Palauan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page was specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.These step by step instructions will show you how to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini when going to Palau using the Type B or A Palauan 120 volt 60Hz power outlets. If the Jabra Solemate Mini charges slowly or does not power up when you are visiting Palau from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from another country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts can take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check the device is dual voltage (normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning to visit a destination such as Koror or Airai please refer to the Palau Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information.

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 Palau

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Palau?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Palauan power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Palau?

If you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best travel charger for Palau to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Palau (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers on your Palauan trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer; the travel charger illustrated 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 Palau

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Palau 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Palau.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Palau.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Palau?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Palauan power outlet using type B USB Micro connector with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Palauan 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 by plugging the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the two thin slots next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power 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 Palauan 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 Palauan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Palauan power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Palauan power outlet using type B USB Micro connector with a Type B power adapter.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Palauan 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. Begin the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and inserting it in the Palauan power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two slots where the live and neutral blades slide into with a single semicircular shaped hole below for the earthed pin.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power 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 Palauan 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.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Palauan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palau - Palau 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/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