Charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in New Zealand

Simple instructions showing you how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a New Zealand power outlet using type B USB Micro connector with a Type I USB adapter.

New Zealand power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page was specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.These step by step instructions will show you how to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini when visiting New Zealand using the 230 volt 50Hz Type I New Zealand power outlet, with the New Zealanders using AS/NZS 3112 plugs for power outlets. If you are travelling to New Zealand from a different region please check the Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged 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 New Zealand

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in New Zealand?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a New Zealand power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in New Zealand?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best travel adapter for New Zealand is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your New Zealand trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for New Zealand

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 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 crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both New Zealand and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 New Zealand.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting New Zealand.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in New Zealand?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a New Zealand power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cord and a 3 pin Type I power charger to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a New Zealand power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a New Zealand power outlet you'll need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type I USB power adapter in the New Zealand power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three slots for the live, neutral and earth blades.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the New Zealand 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 I power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a New Zealand power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand - New Zealand 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/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I 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