How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Brazil

Learn how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Brazilian power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type N power charger.

Brazilian power outlet

Brazil uses 2 different types of voltage depending on the location - both 127 volts and 240 volts. Always ensure that you familiarise yourself with the voltage of the outlet prior to using any electrical appliance in a Brazilian power outlet. Instructions on this page assume that you understand which voltage you will be using, however the safest option is always to use a dual voltage device or appliance.

Various voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini in Brazil. This guide has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when you are staying abroad.If you are going to travel to Brazil these instructions show powering your Jabra Solemate Mini using their N or C type 60Hz power outlets, please note that Type N wall outlets will be normally used by most Brazilians. Power sources will change regionally so please read the WikiConnections travel power sockets guide where you'll find a complete list of powering devices in different destinations. If your Jabra Solemate Mini charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Brazil from another country then check that it is compatible with a Brazilian power supply. Normally devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to ensure proper use. If you intend on staying at a Brazilian destination such as Rio de Janeiro or Belo we suggest referring to the Brazilian Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

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 Brazil

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Brazil?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Brazil.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Brazil?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Brazil is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Brazil (types N and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate power chargers. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Brazil

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Brazil and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Brazil using 3 pinned type B US 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 originating from North America using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Brazil.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Brazil?

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

Learn how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Brazilian power outlet with USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate Mini using a Brazilian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Brazilian power outlet. This unearthed power supply can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes. Prior to 2010 buildings may be installed with this power outlet.
  3. Connect one end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Brazilian 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 a Brazilian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using Micro USB Type B cable with a Type N power charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Brazilian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Brazilian power outlet you'll need to use a Type N USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type N USB power adapter in the Brazilian power outlet. The flattened hexagon shaped plug outlet (sometimes called a Type N power outlet [6]) looks like three large round holes forming a flattened triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins. You will find that since 1st January 2010 buildings use this power outlet.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Brazilian 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 a Brazilian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type N USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil - Brazilian 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeN.htm - Type N power outlet
  7. Type N USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type N 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