How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when planning a trip to Lebanon

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Lebanese power outlet with type B Micro USB connector with a Type A power adapter, how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a three pinned Type G USB plug and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 3 pinned Type B power plug

Lebanese power outlet

When planning to travel to Lebanon it is useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use all your vital electronics like cell phones and cameras when you get there. But, by not knowing which power socket is being used you could end up either weighing your luggage down with unnecessary spare adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to purchase a suitable charger on arrival which might be incompatible. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.When you are visiting Lebanon these instructions show how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using their standard types G, A, B, C or D Lebanese 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G wall outlets will be normally used by most Lebanese. When you are visiting Lebanon from a different region please ensure your Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate Mini came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it. If you plan to stay somewhere such as Beirut or Zalka we also suggest referring to the wikipedia.org entry about Lebanon [1] for more information prior to the location.

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 Lebanon

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Lebanon?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Lebanon.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best international travel charger for Lebanon is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. Lebanese use five different types of plug sockets (types G, A, B, C and D) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 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 is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose travel adapter like this online, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Lebanon

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, 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 necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Lebanon 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Lebanon 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 North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Lebanon.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Lebanon?

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

A guide showing you how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Lebanese power outlet using USB type B cable with a three pin Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from the Lebanese power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. This plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by three slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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. Turn on the Lebanese 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 a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Lebanese power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Lebanese power outlet with type B Micro USB connector with a Type A power adapter.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Lebanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 adjacent slots next to each other where the pins go. Please be aware that power cords used with type A sockets which are rated at 125 V should not be used so please check first.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro 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 can be located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Lebanese 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 whilst you are charging.
How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Lebanese power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using type B USB micro cord and a 3 pinned Type B power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Lebanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type B USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two thin slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircular shaped hole below for the grounded pin. Please note power cables with type B plugs which are rated at less that 240 volts shouldn't be used in The Lebanon so we suggest checking prior to continuing.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Lebanese 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 during the charging process.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB connector with a Type C USB adapter to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Lebanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 holes adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins sit.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord into the bottom of the mains 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 Lebanese 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 whilst you are charging.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

A guide showing you how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Lebanese power outlet using USB type B cable with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from the Lebanese power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [13] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet, technically called a Type D power outlet [12], can be identified by three circular holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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. Turn on the Lebanese 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 Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon - wikipedia.org entry about Lebanon
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  11. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  13. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters