How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when planning a trip to Yemen

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Yemeni power outlet with USB micro type B cable with a three pin Type A USB adapter, charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type G USB adapter and how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a three pinned Type D power plug

Yemeni power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini . These instructions were written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when you are going to Yemen.When you are staying in Yemen this page has useful instructions showing how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini by using the G, A or D type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Yemen from a different region make sure that the Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Jabra Solemate Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

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 Yemen

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Yemen?

You can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Yemen by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Yemen?

When travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Yemen is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of power outlets in Yemen (types G, A and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by changing the plugs over. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on a plane. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Yemen

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 those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Yemen and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Yemen.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Yemen.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Yemen?

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

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Yemeni power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Yemeni power outlet. This wall supply, technically known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by three holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Yemeni 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Yemeni power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Yemeni power outlet

Using USB Type B cord and a Type A power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Yemeni power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Yemeni power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type A USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by 2 thin slots adjacent to each other. Note power cables used with type A plugs which are rated at 125 volts should not be used so please check first.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Yemeni 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 A power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Yemeni power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Yemeni power outlet with USB micro type B cable with a three pin Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using a Yemeni power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into 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. Switch on the Yemeni 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 D power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Yemeni power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemen - wikipedia page about Yemen
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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