Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini in East Timor

Instructions on how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from an East Timor power outlet by using type B USB cable with a three pin Type F Schuko power charger, charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a two pin Type C Europlug USB plug and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pin Type E USB plug

East Timor power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Jabra Solemate Mini in East Timor. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.This page contains a useful guide which shows how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to East Timor using their standard types E, C, F or I 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are travelling to East Timor from a different country please ensure that your Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged during charging. If you plan to visit an East Timor place such as Dili or Dare please read the East Timor Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth 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 East Timor

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in East Timor?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to an East Timor power outlet.

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for East Timor to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. East Timorese use four different standards of plug sockets (types E, C, F and I) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and 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 when you return home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to East Timor we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for East Timor

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to East Timor using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 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 East Timor.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in East Timor?

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from an East Timor power outlet using type B Micro USB connector with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using the East Timor 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. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The wall supply, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is identified by 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect 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 located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the East Timor 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 an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type E USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with an East Timor power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from an East Timor power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter into the East Timor power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two large round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins with a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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. Turn on the East Timor 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with an East Timor power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using type B USB connector with a three pin Type F Schuko power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with an East Timor power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini from an East Timor power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the East Timor power outlet. This circular plug supply, also known as the Schuko outlet, can be recognised by two large adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 East Timor 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 an East Timor power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timor-Leste - East Timor 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/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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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