Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in The Isle of Man

Using micro USB Type B cord with a Type G USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Manx power outlet.

Manx power outlet

Complicated frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge their Jabra Solemate Mini when they are going to The Isle of Man.This page has simple instructions telling you what you'll need to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to The Isle of Man using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G plug outlet, with the Manx using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If you are travelling to The Isle of Man from a different country please make sure your Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged 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 The Isle of Man

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in The Isle of Man?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Isle of Man.

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Isle of Man?

If you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini and visiting multiple countries the best travel power adapter for The Isle of Man is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to The Isle of Man we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Isle of Man

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Isle of Man and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to The Isle of Man using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting The Isle of Man.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Isle of Man?

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Manx power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type G USB charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Manx power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Manx 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 the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 3 vertical slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter 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 Manx 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Manx power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Man - Manx country entry on wikipedia
  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