How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in America

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini with an American power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type A power charger and powering the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

American power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the Jabra Solemate Mini when going abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini when you're visiting America by using the standard types B or A American 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type B power outlets are used by most Americans. If your Jabra Solemate Mini does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to America from another country then check that it is compatible with a 120 volt power supply. Typically devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts may take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (usually marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to ensure proper use.

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 America

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in America?

You can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in America.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in America?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for America is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Americans use two different types of wall outlets (B and A) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type A.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for America

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both America 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting America.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting America.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in America?

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with an American power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini with an American power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type A power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from the American power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, sometimes called the Type A power outlet [3], is recognised by the two thin adjacent slots.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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. Turn on the American 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 American power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from an American power outlet

Using type B USB cord and a Type B power charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from an American power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using an American power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the American power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 slots parallel to each other where the two blades slide into with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB cord into the USB 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 American 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 B power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from an American power outlet

See also

  1. https://www.visittheusa.co.uk/ - Visit The USA
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, costing 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, C$5-C$10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, 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 C$15-C$20.