How to charge your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in American Samoa

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with an American Samoan power outlet with type B Micro USB connector with a Type F power adapter, recharging the Jabra Solemate using a 2 pinned Type A power plug and how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a three pin Type B USB charger

American Samoan power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This guide was written to assist people wanting to power the Jabra Solemate when they are travelling to American Samoa.The following step by step guide will show what you'll need to power the Jabra Solemate when you are in American Samoa by using their I, A, B or F type American Samoan 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, most American Samoans will typically use Type I sockets in their plug outlets. If your Jabra Solemate charges slowly or does not power up when visiting American Samoa from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, so check that the device is dual-voltage (you'll find these are usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use. If you plan to stay somewhere such as Tafuna or Tafuna we also suggest referring to the American Samoan country page on wikipedia [1] for more information on the location.

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 American Samoa

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in American Samoa?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in American Samoa by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in American Samoa?

When you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for American Samoa to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four standards of power outlets in American Samoa (types I, A, B and F) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for American Samoa

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to American Samoa.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting American Samoa.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in American Samoa?

Charging the Jabra Solemate from an American Samoan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type A power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate with an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Jabra Solemate from the American Samoan power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. The plug outlet (technically known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by the two slots next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the mains 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 American Samoan 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 an American Samoan power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the Jabra Solemate from an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

A guide showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate from an American Samoan power outlet with Type B USB cable with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate using an American Samoan power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug the Type B USB power adapter in the American Samoan power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 2 slots adjacent to each other where the short twin blades sit with a semicircular hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port is located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan 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 an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Charging the Jabra Solemate from an American Samoan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type F power adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Jabra Solemate from the American Samoan power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the American Samoan 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 whilst charging.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from an American Samoan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cord with a Type I power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate using the American Samoan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type I USB power adapter in the American Samoan power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 thin slots for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Plug in 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. The USB charging port can be found on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the American Samoan 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 whilst charging.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Samoa - American Samoan country page on wikipedia
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  11. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters