How to charge the Jabra Solemate when visiting Tuvalu

How to connect a Tuvaluan power outlet to the Jabra Solemate

Tuvaluan power outlet

Differing frequencies and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Jabra Solemate in Tuvalu. This page was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate when you are visiting Tuvalu.This page contains useful instructions showing what you'll need to power the Jabra Solemate when you're in Tuvalu using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type I plug supply. You'll find power sockets vary depending on which area you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Tuvalu from a different country please ensure your Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging 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 Tuvalu

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Tuvalu?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in Tuvalu.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Tuvalu?

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Tuvalu to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an 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 countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tuvalu

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tuvalu 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 Tuvalu using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Tuvalu.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Tuvalu?

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

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type I USB charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Tuvaluan power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate from the Tuvaluan power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug in the Type I USB power adapter into the Tuvaluan power outlet. This wall outlet (technically known as a Type I power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the three slots in a triangular configuration with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upward for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Tuvaluan 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 Tuvaluan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

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