Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Tonga

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type I USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Tongan power outlet.

Tongan power outlet

Complicated standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini . This page was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're in staying in Tonga.If you're visiting Tonga the following instructions show how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini by using their 240 volt 50Hz Type I power supply. If you are travelling to Tonga from a different country please check that your Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Jabra Solemate Mini was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you plan on taking a trip to a destination such as Nuku?alofa or Mu'a we recommend referring to the Tonga wikipedia page [1] for more details.

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 Tonga

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Tonga?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Tongan power outlet by using a power adaptor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Tonga is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tonga

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tonga and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Tonga using type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Tonga.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Tonga?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Tongan power outlet

A guide showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Tongan power outlet with type B USB micro cord with a three pin Type I USB charger.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Tongan power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type I USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by three slots for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter 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. Turn on the Tongan 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 I power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Tongan power outlet

See also

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