How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when planning a trip to Taiwan

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Taiwanese power outlet by using USB type B cable and a three pin Type A USB adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type B power adapter.

Taiwanese power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and sockets can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Jabra Solemate Mini . These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when you are going to Taiwan.If you're going to Taiwan this page has instructions showing how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini by using the standard Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Taiwanese normally use the Type B plugs in their power outlets. If the Jabra Solemate Mini slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when travelling to Taiwan from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which come from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't turn on, check the Jabra Solemate Mini is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are usually indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to ensure proper use.

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 Taiwan

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Taiwan?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Taiwan?

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini and visiting multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Taiwan to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Taiwanese use (types B and A) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Taiwan

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Taiwan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Taiwan.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Taiwan.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Taiwan?

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

A guide showing you how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Taiwanese power outlet using USB type B cable with a Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Taiwanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug the Type A USB power adapter in the Taiwanese power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two thin adjacent slots.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B cable into the USB mains charger 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. Turn on the Taiwanese 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 Taiwanese power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Taiwanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using type B USB connector with a Type B power adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Taiwanese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from the Taiwanese power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet, technically called a Type B power outlet [6], can be identified by two thin slots where the twin plug outlet blades go with a semicircle shaped hole below for the long earthed pin.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger 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 Taiwanese 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Taiwanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan - Taiwan Wikipedia web 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