Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Israel

Instructions showing how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with an Israeli power outlet with USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger, powering the Jabra Solemate Mini using a three pinned Type H power charger and how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type M power adapter

Israeli power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to 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 used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini . This page was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions demonstrating what you'll need to power your Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to Israel using their standard Type M, C or H 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll find a majority of Israelis use the Type H plugs in their plug outlets. You'll discover power sockets vary depending on which area you are in therefore we suggest reading the travel power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Israel from another country please check the Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 220v supply. If your Jabra Solemate Mini was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from over-heating when charging 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. 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 4 Port USB Wall Charger 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 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.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Israel. [10] [AD]
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 micro USB Type B cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from 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. Please note that Type C electrical outlets might not be as commonplace in Israel, however the ungrounded Type C plug will also fit into Type H power outlets which are more popular in Israel.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB cable into the USB power 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 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 micro USB Type B cord and a Type H USB adapter 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. These are the most commonly used sockets in Israel.
  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 H USB adapter

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type M USB charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Israeli power outlet.

  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. Please be aware that that Type M electrical outlets might not be as common in Israel. These outlets are being phased out in Israel in favour of Type H power outlets and are only typically used with high wattage equipment.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B connector 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 on 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 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 Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

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  1. Israel - Go Israel
  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, around $10 USD (£10-£15 GBP / C$15-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, estimated cost between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$10).
  6. iec.ch - Type H power outlet
  7. Type H USB power adapter - There are three flat blades in an inverted V format on an earthed Type H USB charger, between $10 to $15 USD (under £10 GBP / under C$20).
  8. iec.ch - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - South African Type M USB chargers have three large circular pins in a triangular shape with the top earthed pin longer and larger in diameter, between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$15).
  10. 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).