Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini when planning a trip to Iran

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Iranian power outlet with USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger and powering the Jabra Solemate Mini using a two pin Type F USB plug.

Iranian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent visitors having to worry if they can charge the Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.If you're planning a trip to Iran this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Jabra Solemate Mini by using their Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover that power supplies differ depending on which country you are in therefore we recommend reading the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Iran from a different country please double check the Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

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 Iran

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Iran?

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

What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Iran?

When travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini the best international travel adapter for Iran is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Iranians use two different types of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger online; the travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Iran

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Iran using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Iran.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Iran?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Iranian power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate Mini using the Iranian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify this power supply by the two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB 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 Iranian 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with an Iranian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Iranian power outlet

Using Micro USB Type B cord with a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with an Iranian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Iranian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Iranian power outlet. This recessed round power supply (sometimes called the Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by the two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into and a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro 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 located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Iranian 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 F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Iranian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran - Iran 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/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