How to charge your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Papua New Guinea

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter.

Papua New Guinea power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Jabra Solemate in Papua New Guinea. This guide has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate abroad.These step by step instructions tells you exactly how to power the Jabra Solemate when you're in Papua New Guinea by using their 240 volt 50Hz I Type plug supply. When you are visiting Papua New Guinea from a different country please ensure the Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure the Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it.

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 Papua New Guinea

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Papua New Guinea?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Papua New Guinea power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Papua New Guinea?

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Papua New Guinea is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Papua New Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Papua New Guinea.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Papua New Guinea.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Papua New Guinea?

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using the Papua New Guinea power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power outlet (called a Type I power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the three thin slots forming a triangle configuration with the top pair of slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Papua New Guinea 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Papua New Guinea power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papua_New_Guinea - Wikipedia entry about Papua New Guinea
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters