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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Japanese power outlet using Type B USB cord and a Type A USB adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 3 pinned Type B USB charger.

Japanese power outlet

If packing for a holiday to Japan it's helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your important electrical devices like mobiles or laptop computers when you arrive at your destination. By not knowing which power supply is being used you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini in Japan. This page has been written to assist travellers wanting to charge their Jabra Solemate Mini when they are staying abroad.This page contains simple instructions showing you exactly how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when travelling to Japan by using the standard Type B or A 100 volt 60Hz plug outlets, please note that Type B wall outlets will be normally used by most Japanese. Most power supplies vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If your Jabra Solemate Mini charges slowly or does not power up when visiting Japan from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the Jabra Solemate Mini is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use. If you intend to stay somewhere like Tokyo or Yokohama we suggest referring to the Japan Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details on travelling to 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 Japan

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Japan?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Japan.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Japan to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Japanese use two different types of plug sockets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Japan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters 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 Continental Europe, North 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Japan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Japan.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Japan?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Japanese power outlet using Type B USB cord and a Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Japanese 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. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Japanese power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type A power outlet [3]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Japanese 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 Japanese 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 Japanese power outlet

Learn how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Japanese power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a Type B power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from the Japanese 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 inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots parallel to each other for live and neutral blades with a hole below for the grounded pin.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the USB 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. Turn on the Japanese 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 during the charging process.
How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Japanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan - Japan Wikipedia page
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters