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

Using USB micro Type B connector and a three pin Type E USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Lao power outlet, how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a two pinned Type F Schuko power plug

Lao power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when you are visiting abroad.When going to Laos this page has instructions showing how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using their types F, C or E Lao 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Laos from another country please make sure that your Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you're planning on visiting a place like Vientiane please refer to the wikipedia entry about Laos [1] for more information.

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 Laos

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Laos?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Laos by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Laos to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are three different standards of power outlets that Laotians use (types F, C and E) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack seperate travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Laos

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] 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 the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Laos and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Laos.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Laos.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Laos?

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Lao power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Lao power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using a Lao 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. First you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Lao 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 Lao power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions on how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Lao power outlet with USB micro Type B cable with a Type E USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Lao power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the Lao power outlet. The sunken round wall supply (sometimes known as the Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 outlet) can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral plus a metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro 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 to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Lao 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 Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Lao power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Lao power outlet with micro USB Type B cable with a Type F USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Lao power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Lao power outlet. This round power outlet, sometimes known as a Type F power outlet [8], can be recognised by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral along with grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power 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 Lao 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 Lao power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laos - wikipedia entry about Laos
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters