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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Belgian power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type E power plug.

Belgian power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This page has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're staying abroad.This page contains a step by step guide showing you exactly how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when going to Belgium by using the standard Type E or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware Type E wall outlets will be typically used by a majority of Belgians. When you are visiting Belgium from a different country make sure that the Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend on taking a trip to a city such as Brussels or Antwerp we also recommend reading the Belgian Wiki page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

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 Belgium

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Belgium?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Belgium by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Belgium?

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Belgium is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Belgians use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your Belgian trip or occupying additional power outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Belgium

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

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Belgium using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Belgium.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Belgium?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Belgian power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Belgian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Belgian 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. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by 2 circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Belgian 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.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Belgian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Belgian power outlet

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type E USB adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Belgian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Belgian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E 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 E USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other along with one metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Belgian 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.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Belgian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgium - Belgian 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/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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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