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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with an Iraqi power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Type C power adapter, how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type G power charger and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type D USB adapter

Iraqi power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing 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 buy in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini . This step by step guide will show how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to Iraq by using their types G, C or D Iraqi 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find power is different depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the Asia page for a complete list of countries. If you are visiting Iraq from a different country please ensure your Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240 volt 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 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer 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 Iraq

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Iraq?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Iraq by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best international travel charger for Iraq to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Iraqis use three different standards of wall outlets (G, C and D) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins 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 charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature 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 different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Iraq

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 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 visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Iraq and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Iraq.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers a generous 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Iraq.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Iraq?

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Iraqi power outlet by using type B USB connector with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Iraqi 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. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Iraqi 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with an Iraqi power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Iraqi power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power 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 Iraqi 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Iraqi power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Type D power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using an Iraqi power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Iraqi power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by 3 round holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB micro cord 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 can be found to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Iraqi 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.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Iraqi power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq - Wikipedia.org entry about Iraq
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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