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

How to connect a Tuvaluan power outlet to the Jabra Solemate Mini

Tuvaluan power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Jabra Solemate Mini in Tuvalu. These instructions were specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to power the Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.This page contains a useful guide demonstrating exactly how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when you are travelling to Tuvalu using their 220 volt 50Hz Type I Tuvaluan wall supply. When you are visiting Tuvalu from a different country ensure the Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you intend to visit a Tuvaluan place such as Vaiaku or Asau refer to the Tuvalu Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

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 Tuvalu

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Tuvalu?

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

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

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

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack seperate travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 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 Tuvalu

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but 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 or unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tuvalu 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 Tuvalu.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Tuvalu.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Tuvalu?

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

Using USB micro Type B cable with a Type I power adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Tuvaluan power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Tuvaluan 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. Firstly you'll need to plug in the Type I USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type I power outlet [3], can be recognised by 3 slots for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  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 Tuvaluan 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 Tuvaluan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuvalu - Tuvalu Wikipedia web 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