Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Chile

Simple instructions showing you how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Chilean power outlet with USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger and how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 3 pin Type L power charger.

Chilean power outlet

Differing combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to assist people wanting to power their Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Chile.When you're visiting Chile these instructions show powering the Jabra Solemate Mini by using their standard Type L or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will discover a majority of Chileans normally use Type L power outlets. You'll discover power supplies will vary depending on which area you are in therefore we recommend reading the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Chile from another region ensure that your Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

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 Chile

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Chile?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Chilean power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Chile?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Jabra Solemate Mini the best international travel adapter for Chile is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Chileans use two different types of power outlets (types L and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Chile we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Chile

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Chile using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to 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 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 Chile.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Chile?

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Chilean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Chilean power outlet with USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Chilean power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cable 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 can be located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Chilean 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 whilst you are charging.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Chilean power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Chilean power outlet

Using USB Type B connector with a 3 pin Type L power adapter to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Chilean power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Chilean power outlet you will need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type L USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the hexagon shaped power supply by the three round holes forming a line for live, neutral and earth. There are two different variations of Type L plug supply rated for 10 and 16 amps. The 10 amp wall outlet has 4mm round pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart whilst a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm round pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger 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 Chilean 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 whilst you are charging.
How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Chilean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chile - Chile 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/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  7. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L 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