How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when planning a trip to The United Kingdom

Using USB type B cord and a Type G power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a UK power outlet.

UK power outlet

If you are packing for a trip it can often be helpful to know if you can charge your common gadgets like mobiles and tablets when you get there. But, without knowing which power supply to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, thereby leaving you having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there which could be incompatible. Varying different voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. When you're visiting The United Kingdom these instructions show how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using the standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the British using a BS 1363 13 amp plug for power outlets. When you are visiting The United Kingdom from another country please make sure that your Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v 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 overheating 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 The United Kingdom

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in The United Kingdom?

You can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in The United Kingdom by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in The United Kingdom?

When travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for The United Kingdom is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The United Kingdom

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both The United Kingdom 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 North America visiting The United Kingdom using 3 pin 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 and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The United Kingdom.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in The United Kingdom?

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

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a UK power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using a UK power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three vertical slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the mains power 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 UK 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 UK power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - UK 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters