Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini in England

How to connect a British power outlet to the Jabra Solemate Mini

British power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to power the Jabra Solemate Mini in England. This page was written to prepare visitors wanting to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when they are visiting England.This page contains a useful guide which shows what you'll need to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to England using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, the Britons will use a BS 1363 13 amp plug for power outlets. When travelling to England from another region check that the Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240v supply. If your Jabra Solemate Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid 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 England

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in England?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a British power outlet.

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

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini the best travel power adapter for England is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters on your British trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for England

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both England 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 America visiting England.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting England.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in England?

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

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a British power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using the British power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 British 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 G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a British power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - Wikipedia.org entry about England
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters