Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini when planning a trip to Sri Lanka

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Sri Lankan power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter, recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 3 pin Type G power charger and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type M USB plug

Sri Lankan power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. This page contains instructions telling you how to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to Sri Lanka using the types G, D or M 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will discover a majority of Sri Lankans typically use Type G plugs in their wall outlets. If you are travelling to Sri Lanka from another region make sure that the Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Jabra Solemate Mini was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you intend on travelling to a Sri Lankan place like Colombo or Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia we also suggest reading the Sri Lanka Wikipedia page [1] for more details.

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 Sri Lanka

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Sri Lanka?

You can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Sri Lanka by using a power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Sri Lanka is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Sri Lankans use three different types of wall outlets (types G, D and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included heads. If your Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sri Lanka

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] 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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Sri Lanka and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Sri Lanka using 3 pin type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Sri Lanka.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Sri Lanka?

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Learn how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Sri Lankan power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Sri Lankan 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 by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter 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. Turn on the Sri Lankan 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 Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using USB Micro type B connector with a Type D USB charger to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Sri Lankan power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Sri Lankan 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. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this power supply by the three circular holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter 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. Turn on the Sri Lankan 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 Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Sri Lankan power outlet

A guide showing how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Sri Lankan power outlet with USB Micro type B connector with a Type M USB charger.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate Mini using the Sri Lankan power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power outlet (sometimes called the Type M power outlet [8]) can be recognised by 3 large circular holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter 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. Turn on the Sri Lankan 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 M power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Sri Lankan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lanka - Sri Lanka 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/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. 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