Charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Qatar

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type G USB adapter to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Qatari power outlet and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a three pinned Type D power adapter.

Qatari power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. When planning a vacation to Qatar these instructions show charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Type G or D Qatari 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll discover a majority of Qataris use the Type G sockets in their wall outlets. You will find power will change from country to country so we suggest reading the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of countries. When you are travelling to Qatar from another country make sure the Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

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 Qatar

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Qatar?

You can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Qatar.

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

When travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini and visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Qatar to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Qatar (G and D) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters or using up additional power sockets. By only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Qatar

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Qatar and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Qatar using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Qatar.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Qatar?

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

Using Type B USB cable and a Type G USB adapter to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Qatari power outlet.

  1. To charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using the Qatari power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three holes with shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the Qatari 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using type B USB micro cable with a Type D power adapter to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Qatari power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Qatari power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. This plug supply, technically known as a Type D power outlet [6], can be identified by 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro Type B cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter 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 Qatari 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar - Qatari Wikipedia web 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. 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters