How to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Saint Helena

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type G USB adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a St Helenian power outlet.

St Helenian power outlet

Various voltages and standards can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. When going to Saint Helena this page has instructions showing how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G St Helenian plug outlet, the St Helenians will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If travelling to Saint Helena from another region check your Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged during charging.

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 Saint Helena

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Saint Helena?

You can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Saint Helena.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Saint Helena?

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini the best travel adapter for Saint Helena to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling to Saint Helena we recommend searching for an adaptable travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Helena

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Saint Helena using type B American 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Helena.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Saint Helena?

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a St Helenian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a St Helenian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from the St Helenian power outlet you'll need to buy 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 into the wall outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 rectangular holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the USB power 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. Turn on the St Helenian 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 during the charging process.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a St Helenian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - Saint Helena Wikipedia web 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters