How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Nepal

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Nepali power outlet with USB Micro Type B cable with a Type D power charger, how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type C power charger and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type M power charger

Nepali power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit another country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when abroad.This page has simple instructions demonstrating exactly how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when you are travelling to Nepal by using the standard types D, C or M Nepali 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Nepal from a different country check that the 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 that the Jabra Solemate Mini 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 over-heating whilst powering it up. If you plan on visiting a city such as Kathmandu or Pokhara refer to the Wikipedia entry about Nepal [1] for more information on visiting 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 Nepal

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Nepal?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Nepal?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel adapter for Nepal to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of power outlets in Nepal (D, C and M) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger like this online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Nepal.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the 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 Nepal.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Nepal?

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

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

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Nepali power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 is located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Nepali 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 Nepali power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Nepali power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Nepali power outlet with USB Micro Type B cable with a Type D power charger.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Nepali power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called a Type D power outlet [6], can be recognised by the three circular holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 Nepali 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.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Nepali power outlet

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

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type M power charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Nepali power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Nepali power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the Nepali power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB connector into the USB power 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 Nepali 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal - Wikipedia entry about Nepal
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters