How to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in India

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Indian power outlet using Type B USB cord with a 3 pinned Type M power charger, recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 2 pinned Europlug Type C power plug and how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a three pin Type D USB adapter

Indian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.This page has instructions which shows what you'll need to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini when visiting India by using their D, C or M type Indian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware Type D wall outlets will be normally used by most Indians. When visiting India from another country please make sure that your Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating 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 India

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in India?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to an Indian power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini or visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for India to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Indians use three different standards of wall outlets (D, C and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Indian trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for India

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting India using type B US 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 from North America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting India.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in India?

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

Using Type B USB connector with a Type C power adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Indian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Indian power outlet you'll 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 taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can recognise the plug supply by 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Indian 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 an Indian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with an Indian power outlet by using USB Type B cable with a Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using an Indian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the Indian power outlet. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type D power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the three circular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains charger 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 Indian 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 an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Indian power outlet using Type B USB cord with a 3 pinned Type M power charger.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Indian power outlet you will need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug in the Type M USB power adapter into the Indian power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 3 large round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Indian 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 recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Indian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India - wikipedia.org page about India
  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/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