Charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Gibraltar

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Gibraltar power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type G USB charger and how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 2 pin Europlug Type C USB charger.

Gibraltar power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini . This page contains instructions demonstrating how to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini when you are visiting Gibraltar by using their standard G or C type Gibraltar 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll discover a majority of Llanitos will use the Type G plugs in their wall outlets. When travelling to Gibraltar from a different country please double check the Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering 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 Gibraltar

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Gibraltar?

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

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best travel charger for Gibraltar to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Gibraltarians use two different types of power outlets (types G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Gibraltar

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, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Gibraltar 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Gibraltar using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Gibraltar.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Gibraltar?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Gibraltar power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Gibraltar power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Gibraltar power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power 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. Switch on the Gibraltar 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 a Gibraltar power outlet

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

Using type B USB micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Gibraltar power outlet.

  1. To power your Jabra Solemate Mini using the Gibraltar power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the 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 Gibraltar 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 a Gibraltar power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibraltar - Gibraltar Wikipedia 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