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

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Tajikistani power outlet using type B USB micro cord with a Europlug Type C USB adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type F Schuko USB charger.

Tajikistani power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never visited before. This step by step guide will show how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to Tajikistan by using the F or C type Tajikistani 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Tajikistan from another country please check your Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

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 Tajikistan

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Tajikistan?

You can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Tajikistan by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini and visiting more than one country the best travel adapter for Tajikistan to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Tajikistanis use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your Tajikistani trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online, the power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tajikistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Tajikistan using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Tajikistan.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Tajikistan?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Tajikistani power outlet using type B USB micro cord with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using a Tajikistani power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Tajikistani power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cable 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. Switch on the Tajikistani 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Tajikistani power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Tajikistani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Schuko Type F power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Tajikistani power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from the Tajikistani power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go, plus metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B cord 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 can be found on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Tajikistani 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Tajikistani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajikistan - wikipedia web page about Tajikistan
  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