How to charge the Jabra Solemate in Samoa

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type I power charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Samoan power outlet.

Samoan power outlet

Complicated voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate when going abroad.When you're going to Samoa this page has useful instructions showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate using their 230 volt 50Hz I Type power outlet. When you are travelling to Samoa from another region please ensure the Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating 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 Samoa

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Samoa?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in Samoa.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Samoa?

When travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Samoa to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Samoa or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Samoa

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 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 the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Samoa.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Samoa?

How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Samoan power outlet

Learn how to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Samoan power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type I USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Samoan 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. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the wall 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. Then connect one end of the type B USB connector into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the 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.
How to use a Type I power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Samoan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samoa - Samoa country 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