How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini in Wales

How to connect a Welsh power outlet to the Jabra Solemate Mini

Welsh power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini . These guidelines have been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge their Jabra Solemate Mini when they are visiting Wales.When staying in Wales the following useful instructions show how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using the 230 volt 50Hz G Type Welsh wall outlet, the Welsh will use BS 1363 13 amp plugs for charging. If travelling to Wales from a different country ensure that the Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan on travelling to somewhere like Cardiff or Swansea read the Wales country page on wikipedia [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the location.

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 Wales

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Wales?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Wales.

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

If travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best international travel charger for Wales to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia 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 adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Welsh trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Wales

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Wales.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Wales.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Wales?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Welsh power outlet

Instructions on how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Welsh power outlet with USB Type B cable and a Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Welsh 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 by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Welsh power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three vertical slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B cord 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 can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Welsh 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 charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Welsh power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - Wales country page 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/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