Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Singapore

A step by step guide showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Singapore power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type G power charger, charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pin Europlug Type C power adapter and how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type M power adapter

Singapore power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to power the Jabra Solemate Mini in Singapore. This page was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions demonstrating what you'll need to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to Singapore by using their standard types G, C or M 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll find a majority of Singaporeans will use Type G plugs in their power outlets. If you are travelling to Singapore from a different country please make sure your Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

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 Singapore

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Singapore?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Singapore power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Singapore is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Singaporeans use three different standards of plug sockets (types G, C and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers along with support for more power hungry devices. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters for your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Singapore

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Singapore 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Singapore.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Singapore.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Singapore?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Singapore power outlet

Learn how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Singapore power outlet by using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using the Singapore power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Singapore power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three vertical slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B cord 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 located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Singapore 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.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Singapore power outlet

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Singapore power outlet using micro USB Type B cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Singapore power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, sometimes known as a Europlug or Type C power outlet [6], can be identified by the two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B connector 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 located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Singapore 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 Singapore power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Singapore power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type M power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Singapore power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using the Singapore power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it into the Singapore power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three large holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Type B connector 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 located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Singapore 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.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Singapore power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore - wikipedia page about Singapore
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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