Charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Vietnam

Instructions on how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Vietnamese power outlet using micro USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter, charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a three pin Type G USB plug and how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type A power adapter

Vietnamese power outlet

If you are organizing a trip to Vietnam it can be helpful to know if you can power all your vital electrical devices when you reach your hotel. But, without knowing which wall socket is used in Vietnam you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival. Various standards and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country, especially to the first time traveller. When planning a trip to Vietnam these useful instructions show how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini by using their types G, A or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G wall outlets are used by a majority of Vietnamese. Power sockets change from country to country therefore we suggest reading the power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Vietnam from another country double check the Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you plan to stay in a tourist destination such as Ho Chi Minh City please refer to the Vietnamese Wikipedia page [1] for more details.

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 Vietnam

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Vietnam?

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

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

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Vietnam to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Vietnamese use three different standards of plug sockets (types G, A and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for a versatile power adapter of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Vietnam

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Vietnam and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Vietnam.
  • 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Vietnam.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Vietnam?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Vietnamese power outlet

Using USB type B connector and a Type G power adapter to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Vietnamese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Vietnamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly plug the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three holes containing shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro 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 can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Vietnamese 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.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Vietnamese power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Vietnamese power outlet

Learn how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Vietnamese power outlet with Type B USB cable and a Type A power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Vietnamese power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. This ungrounded wall outlet, technically called the Type A power outlet [6], can be identified by the two slots adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro 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 found to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Vietnamese 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 A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Vietnamese power outlet

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

Instructions on how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Vietnamese power outlet using micro USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Vietnamese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Vietnamese power outlet. The plug supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB type B connector 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 can be located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Vietnamese 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 Vietnamese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam - Vietnamese 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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