Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini when planning a trip to Scotland

How to connect a Scottish power outlet to the Jabra Solemate Mini

Scottish power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.If visiting Scotland these useful instructions show powering the Jabra Solemate Mini by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type Scottish power outlet, with the Scottish using BS 1363 13 amp plugs for power outlets. When you are travelling to Scotland from another region ensure your Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on travelling to somewhere like Edinburgh read the Scottish country entry on wikipedia [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 Scotland

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Scotland?

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best travel charger for Scotland to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included plugs. If your Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Scotland

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Scotland 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 visiting Scotland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Scotland. [6] [AD]
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Scotland?

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

Using USB Type B cord with a Type G USB charger to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Scottish power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Scottish power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify this power supply by the three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Micro 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 can be found to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Scottish 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Scottish power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Scottish country entry on wikipedia
  2. Jabra - official Jabra Solemate Mini support site
  3. - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, estimated price £30-£35.
  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, £5-£10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.