How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Croatia

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Croatian power outlet with USB Micro Type B connector with a Type C power charger and powering the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type F power plug.

Croatian power outlet

Differing voltages and sockets can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini in Croatia. If you are staying in Croatia the following instructions show charging your Jabra Solemate Mini using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Croatia from a different country double check your Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240v supply. If your Jabra Solemate Mini came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating whilst powering it up. If you intend on visiting a city such as Zagreb or Split refer to the wikipedia.org page about Croatia [1] for more information on visiting 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 Croatia

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Croatia?

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

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

If travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best international travel power adapter for Croatia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Croatians use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the included plugs. If your Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Croatia or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Croatia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Croatia.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Croatia.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Croatia?

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

Using Micro USB Type B cable with a Europlug Type C power charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Croatian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Croatian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Croatian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect 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 can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Croatian 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Croatian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Croatian power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Croatian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Croatian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two holes 19 mm apart from each other, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB cord into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Croatian 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 Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Croatian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Croatia - wikipedia.org page about Croatia
  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