How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when planning a trip to The Ascension Islands

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with an Ascensionian Island power outlet.

Ascensionian Island power outlet

Varying different voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.This page has simple instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in The Ascension Islands using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G Ascensionian Island power outlet, the Ascensionians will use a 13 amp plug for charging. You'll find power is different depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the Africa page for a full list of countries. If you are travelling to The Ascension Islands from a different country ensure the Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240v supply. If your Jabra Solemate Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage 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 The Ascension Islands

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in The Ascension Islands?

You can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Ascension Islands by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Ascension Islands?

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini the best international travel power adapter for The Ascension Islands is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Ascensionian Island trip. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Ascension Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Ascension Islands.
  • 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 is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The Ascension Islands.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Ascension Islands?

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Ascensionian Island power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Learn how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Ascensionian Island power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Ascensionian Island 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 plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Ascensionian Island power outlet. The power supply, sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three vertical slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Ascensionian Island 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 an Ascensionian Island 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 - The Ascension Islands wikipedia 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