Charging the Jabra Solemate when planning a trip to Tonga

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type I power adapter to power the Jabra Solemate from a Tongan power outlet.

Tongan power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your Jabra Solemate . If visiting Tonga these instructions show powering the Jabra Solemate by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type Tongan plug supply. When visiting Tonga from a different country please check the Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Jabra Solemate was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that your Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

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 Tonga

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Tonga?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Tongan power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Tonga?

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Tonga to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only bringing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Tonga

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Tonga 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Tonga.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Tonga.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Tonga?

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

Using type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type I power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Tongan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate from a Tongan power outlet you'll need a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by the 3 thin slots for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Tongan 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 Tongan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonga - Tonga Wikipedia page
  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