Charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Bosnia

Using USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Bosnian power outlet and how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Bosnian power outlet

Differing voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. The following guide tells you how to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini when going to Bosnia by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are travelling to Bosnia from a different country please double check the Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it 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 Bosnia

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Bosnia?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Bosnian power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Jabra Solemate Mini the best international travel adapter for Bosnia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Bosnians use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This means you can power more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bosnia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bosnia and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Bosnia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Bosnia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Bosnia?

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

Using USB Micro type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Bosnian power outlet.

  1. To power your Jabra Solemate Mini using the Bosnian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Bosnian power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power 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 Bosnian 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 Bosnian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Bosnian power outlet

Learn how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Bosnian power outlet by using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Bosnian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. The sunken round plug supply, also known as a Schuko plug, can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro 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 can be found to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Bosnian 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 whilst you are charging.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Bosnian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosnia_and_Herzegovina - Bosnia 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/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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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