Charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Kazakhstan

A guide showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Kazakhstani power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C power adapter and how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page contains simple instructions showing what you'll need to power your Jabra Solemate Mini when you are travelling to Kazakhstan by using their standard types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find power will change depending on which country you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Kazakhstan from another country please check the Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged 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 Kazakhstan

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Kazakhstan?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Kazakhstani power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Kazakhstan?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best international travel adapter for Kazakhstan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Kazakhs use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Kazakhstan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kazakhstan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor 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 Kazakhstan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kazakhstan.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Kazakhstan?

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Kazakhstani power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Kazakhstani power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter 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 Kazakhstani 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 Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type F USB adapter to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Kazakhstani power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The recessed round power outlet (sometimes known as a Schuko plug) can be identified by the two 4.8mm holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the power 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. Turn on the Kazakhstani 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.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Kazakhstani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan - Wikipedia.org entry about Kazakhstan
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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