Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Israel

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Israeli power outlet by using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type M USB charger, charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pin Europlug Type C power charger and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a three pin Type H power plug

Israeli power outlet

If you are packing for a vacation to Israel it can often be useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common electronics when you get there. By not knowing which power socket is used in Israel you may end up either bringing too many adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival that might be incompatible. Differing standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country especially if you've never visited before. This page has been written to stop travellers having to worry if they'll be able to power their Jabra Solemate Mini when they're staying in Israel.When you're planning a vacation to Israel these useful instructions show how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini by using the Type M, C or H Israeli 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware that Type M power outlets will be typically used by most Israelis. If visiting Israel from a different country please ensure your Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

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 Israel

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Israel?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to an Israeli power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Israel to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Israelis use three different standards of power outlets (types M, C and H) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose 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 around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 America visiting Israel using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 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 Israel.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Israel?

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

Using USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with an Israeli power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Israeli 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. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Israeli power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two circular holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Type B cable into 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. Switch on the Israeli 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Israeli power outlet

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type H USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with an Israeli power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Israeli power outlet you'll need to use a Type H USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type H USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three thin slots pointing inward forming a triangle configuration. You'll notice more recently made type H plug outlets have round holes in the middle of each thin slot to accommodate the round pinned Type C plugs, these are used in 139 other countries.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter 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. Turn on the Israeli 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 an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Israeli power outlet by using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type M USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Israeli power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type M USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the 3 large round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB type B cable into 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. Switch on the Israeli 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 Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel - Israeli country entry on wikipedia
  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/typeH.htm - Type H power outlet
  7. Type H USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type H mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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