How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in American Samoa

Instructions showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with an American Samoan power outlet by using type B USB connector and a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter, how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type A power charger and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type F power charger

American Samoan power outlet

Complicated voltages and plugs can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. When you're going to travel to American Samoa these useful instructions show powering your Jabra Solemate Mini using their I, A, B or F type 120 volt 60Hz plug outlets, Type I power outlets are used by most American Samoans. If the Jabra Solemate Mini slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are visiting American Samoa from a different country check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Jabra Solemate Mini is a dual voltage device (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you plan on staying in an American Samoan destination such as Tafuna or Tafuna we suggest referring to the Wikipedia entry about American Samoa [1] for further information on visiting 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 American Samoa

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in American Samoa?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to an American Samoan power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best international travel charger for American Samoa is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four types of wall outlets that American Samoans use (types I, A, B and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and additional support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world 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 wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both American Samoa 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to American Samoa.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting American Samoa.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in American Samoa?

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using an 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. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into 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. Turn on the American Samoan 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 an American Samoan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from an American Samoan power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with an American Samoan power outlet by using type B USB connector and a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

  1. To power your Jabra Solemate Mini from the 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. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the American Samoan power outlet. The power supply (called a Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by the 2 slots parallel to each other with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the USB power charger 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. Turn on the American Samoan 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.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from an American Samoan power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with an American Samoan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini with an American Samoan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using an 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. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken circular power outlet (called a Type F power outlet [8] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm next to each other, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on 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 power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found on the bottom 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 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 an American Samoan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from an American Samoan power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a Type I power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from the American Samoan power outlet you'll need to use a Type I USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 slots in an upside-down triangle shape with a single vertical pin at the base and the top pair of slots sloping upwards 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 USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found on the bottom 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 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from an American Samoan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Samoa - Wikipedia entry about American Samoa
  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/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