How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini in Thailand

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Thai power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type B USB adapter, recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pinned Type A power plug and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pin Type C Europlug power plug

Thai power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when you are travelling to Thailand.When you are going to Thailand the following instructions show how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using the standard B, A or C type Thai 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will find most Thai use the Type B plugs in their power outlets. When you are travelling to Thailand from another country please check the Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Jabra Solemate Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading 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 Thailand

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Thailand?

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

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

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini the best travel power adapter for Thailand is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Thai use three different standards of power outlets (B, A and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, plus compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring individual power chargers on your Thai trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Thailand

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] 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 the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 visiting Thailand.
  • 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 from North America using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Thailand.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Thailand?

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Thai power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Thai power outlet by using USB micro type B cord and a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Thai power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the two adjacent slots for live and neutral blades.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB cable into the mains USB 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 Thai 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 Thai power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Thai power outlet with Type B USB micro cord with a Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using the Thai power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter into the Thai power outlet. This wall outlet (technically known as a Type B power outlet [6]) is identified by 2 slots adjacent to each other where the short two blades go with a semicircular shaped hole below for the long earth pin.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB Type B cable into the USB 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 Thai 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 B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Thai power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Thai power outlet

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Thai power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Thai power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Thai power outlet. This unearthed power outlet can be recognised by the two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Thai 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Thai power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thailand - Thai page on Wikipedia.org
  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