How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in China

Simple instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Chinese power outlet with Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type I USB adapter, charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 2 pinned Type A USB charger and recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB charger

Chinese power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.The following step-by-step guide shows you what you'll need to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini in China by using their I, A or C type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware Type I wall outlets will be typically used by a majority of Chinese. When you are visiting China from a different region please ensure the Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

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 China

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in China?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Chinese power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best travel charger for China is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Chinese use three different types of plug sockets (I, A and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices.

Having a four port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your Chinese trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets and using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for China

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] 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 the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 America visiting China using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting China.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in China?

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Chinese power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Chinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Chinese power outlet you will need to use 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 Chinese power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the power adapter 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. Switch on the Chinese 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 a Chinese power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Chinese power outlet

Using Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Chinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Chinese power outlet you'll need to buy 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 Chinese power outlet. This unearthed wall supply can be identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  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 Chinese 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Chinese power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Chinese power outlet with Type B USB cord and a three pinned Type I USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using a Chinese power outlet you will need a Type I USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. This power outlet (technically known as a Type I power outlet [8]) can be identified by 3 slots for the live, neutral and ground. Please note that the neutral and live pins are configured reversed compared to Argentinian power outlets therefore please check that your Type I power adaptor is compatible in China.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Chinese 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 Chinese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China - wikipedia.org entry about China
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  9. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters