How to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Australia

Connecting an Australian power outlet to the Jabra Solemate Mini

Australian power outlet

If organizing a holiday to Australia it can be useful to know in advance if you can power all your common devices such as mobile phones or laptop computers at your destination. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, meaning needing to purchase a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying different combinations of voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when Australia.This page contains step-by-step instructions telling you exactly how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to Australia by using their 230 volt 50Hz I Type plug supply. If travelling to Australia from another country please check that your Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If your Jabra Solemate Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

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 Australia

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Australia?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Australia by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Australia?

When you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best travel charger for Australia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your Australian trip. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Australia

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Australia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Australia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Australia.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Australia?

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with an Australian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type I USB charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Australian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using an Australian power outlet you will need to use a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type I USB power adapter in the Australian power outlet. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type I power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 slots for the live, neutral and ground. Be aware that the live and neutral pins are configured reversed compared to Argentinian power outlets, check that your Type I travel adaptor is compatible with an Australian power outlet.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into 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. Switch on the Australian 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with an Australian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type I USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia - Australia 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/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