Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Oman

The WikiConnections guide showing how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with an Omani power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Type G power adapter and recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

Omani power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Jabra Solemate Mini in Oman. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.This page contains a useful guide which shows what you'll need to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to Oman by using their types G or C Omani 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G plug outlets will be normally used by most Omanis. Most power sockets will change depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the Asia page for a full list of countries. If you are travelling to Oman from a different country please ensure that your Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that the 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 being damaged during charging.

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 Oman

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Oman?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to an Omani power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini the best travel power adapter for Oman is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets in Oman (types G and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel to Oman we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

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 visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power converter for travellers originating from America going to Oman using 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 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 a 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Oman.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Oman?

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

Using USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Omani power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using an Omani power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three slots in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B connector into the mains USB 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. Turn on the Omani 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.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Omani power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Omani power outlet by using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using an Omani power outlet you'll 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 insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord 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 to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Omani 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Omani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oman - Oman country Wiki 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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