Charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in South Korea

A guide showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a South Korean power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C USB adapter and how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

South Korean power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini . This page was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're in staying in South Korea.This page contains instructions showing you how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini when going to South Korea by using their standard Type F or C 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets, most South Koreans typically use Type F plug outlets. You'll find power will change from country to country so we recommend reading the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting South Korea from another country please check the Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on staying in a place like Seoul or Busan please refer to the South Korea wikipedia page [1] for more details on visiting 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 South Korea

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in South Korea?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a South Korean power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for South Korea is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in South Korea (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your South Korean trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for South Korea

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

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting South Korea.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as 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 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting South Korea.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in South Korea?

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

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type C USB adapter to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a South Korean power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from the South Korean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB 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 South Korean 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a South Korean power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a South Korean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using type B USB micro cord with a three pin Schuko Type F power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a South Korean power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a South Korean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. The round plug supply can be recognised by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and a pair of metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the power 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 South Korean 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 South Korean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Korea - South Korea wikipedia 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/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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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