Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in The Philippines

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Filipino power outlet using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type A USB charger, charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a three pin Type B USB plug and how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type C Europlug USB plug

Filipino power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page has been written to stop visitors having to worry if they'll be able to power their Jabra Solemate Mini when they are travelling to The Philippines.This page has useful instructions telling you what you'll need to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to The Philippines using their standard Type C, A or B 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets, you'll find most Filipinas typically use Type C plug outlets. When visiting The Philippines from another country make sure that the Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

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 The Philippines

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Philippines?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Filipino power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Philippines?

If you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for The Philippines is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Filipinas use three different types of power outlets (C, A and B) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power demanding devices.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on your flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Philippines

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Philippines 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Philippines using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Philippines.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Philippines?

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type A USB charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Filipino power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Filipino power outlet you'll 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 taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it into the Filipino power outlet. This unearthed plug outlet (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral. Please be aware that power cords with type A sockets which are rated at only 125 volts should not be used in The Philippines so we recommend checking prior to continuing.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Filipino 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 Filipino power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Filipino power outlet with USB Type B cord and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Filipino power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type B USB power adapter into the power supply. The plug supply (known as the Type B power outlet [6]) is recognised by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other with a single semicircular hole below for the long earth pin. Note that power cables with type B plugs which are rated at 125 V should not be used in The Philippines so we suggest checking first.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB cable into the USB mains adapter 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. Switch on the Filipino 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.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Filipino power outlet

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Filipino power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using USB type B cable and a Type C USB adapter to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Filipino power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Filipino power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB type B cable into the USB mains adapter 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. Switch on the Filipino 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Filipino power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippines - Filipino country entry on wikipedia
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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