How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Kyrgyzstan

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with USB type B cable with a Type C power charger and recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type F power plug.

Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never visited before. When going to Kyrgyzstan these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini using their F or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Kyrgyzstan from a different country double check your Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you intend to stay at a Kyrgyzstani destination like Bishkek or Osh we suggest referring to the Wikipedia entry about Kyrgyzstan [1] for more indepth details on travelling to the area.

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 Kyrgyzstan

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Kyrgyzstan?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Kyrgyzstan?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Kyrgyzstan is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Kyrgyz use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kyrgyzstan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Kyrgyzstan and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Kyrgyzstan.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Kyrgyzstan.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Kyrgyzstan?

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Kyrgyzstani power outlet you will need to buy 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 plugging it into the Kyrgyzstani power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the 2 holes next to each other where the two pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 found on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Kyrgyzstani 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.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with USB type B cable with a Type F power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Kyrgyzstani power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This sunken round power outlet (called a Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm apart from each other, plus a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector 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 to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Kyrgyzstani 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 a Kyrgyzstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyrgyzstan - Wikipedia entry about Kyrgyzstan
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters