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

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Mongolian power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger and powering the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pin Type E USB charger.

Mongolian power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning to visit a different country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to charge their Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.When you are visiting Mongolia these instructions show how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using the standard types E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Mongolia from another country check your Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) 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 Mongolia

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Mongolia?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Mongolian power outlet.

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

When travelling to more than one country and bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini the best travel power adapter for Mongolia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. Mongolians use two different standards of wall outlets (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Mongolian trip. Only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Mongolia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these 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. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power converter for travellers originating from America going to Mongolia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Mongolia. [8] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Mongolia?

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

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Mongolian power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Mongolian 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. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Mongolian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro 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 can be found to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Mongolian 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Mongolian power outlet

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Mongolian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Mongolian power outlet by using type B USB micro cord and a 3 pinned Type E power charger.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Mongolian power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the power supply. You can recognise the plug supply by two large circular adjacent holes plus a metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 can be found on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Mongolian 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Mongolian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Mongolia
  2. Jabra - official Jabra Solemate Mini support site
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).
  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, priced between $5 to $10 USD (around £5 GBP / under C$15).
  6. iec.ch - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on Type E USB chargers which are placed 19mm apart and may include a hole for an earthing pin, estimated cost between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $15 to $20 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).