Charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Vanuatu

Instructions showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Vanuatuan power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a Type G power adapter and how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type C USB charger.

Vanuatuan power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini in Vanuatu. These guidelines were specifically written to assist people wanting to power their Jabra Solemate Mini when they are abroad.If you're visiting Vanuatu the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using the G, C or I type Vanuatuan 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets are different depending on which region you are in therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Vanuatu from another country double check the Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overheating during charging.

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 Vanuatu

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Vanuatu?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Vanuatuan power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Vanuatu?

If you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Vanuatu is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are three different types of wall outlets in Vanuatu (G, C and I) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Vanuatuan trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Vanuatu

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Vanuatu 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Vanuatu.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Vanuatu?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Vanuatuan power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a Type G power adapter.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the Vanuatuan power outlet. This plug outlet (called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical rectangular slots in a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger 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 Vanuatuan 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 Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Vanuatuan power outlet with USB Type B cord and a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Vanuatuan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Vanuatuan power outlet. This unearthed plug outlet, also known as the Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug, can be identified by the two adjacent holes where the pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Vanuatuan 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 3 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 Vanuatuan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanuatu - wikipedia web page about Vanuatu
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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