Charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Canada

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Canadian power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type A power adapter.

Canadian power outlet

If organizing a trip it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge your common electronics that you are bringing with you. By not knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, meaning having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini . This guide has been written to prepare travellers wanting to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when they're staying in Canada.This step-by-step guide will show exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're visiting Canada by using their standard 120 volt 60Hz A Type wall outlet, the Canadians will use NEMA 1-15 P ungrounded plugs for charging. You'll find power will change regionally therefore please read the North America and power supplies page for a full list of countries. If the Jabra Solemate Mini does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Canada from a different country then check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which come from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) can take longer to charge or won't power up, check that the device is a dual voltage device (you'll find these are normally indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you're planning to stay somewhere such as Toronto or Montreal we suggest reading the Canadian country page on Wikipedia.org [1] for further information.

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 Canada

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Canada?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Canadian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best travel adapter for Canada is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a flexible travel charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Canada

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Canada 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Canada.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Canada.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Canada?

How to use a Type A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Canadian power outlet

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Canadian power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a Type A power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Canadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type A USB power adapter and inserting it in the Canadian power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two thin adjacent slots next to each other where the twin plug outlet blades slide into.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Canadian 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 A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Canadian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada - Canadian country page on Wikipedia.org
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters