How to charge your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Czech Republic

Simple instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Czech power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Type C power charger and recharging the Jabra Solemate using a two pinned Type E USB adapter.

Czech power outlet

If you are organizing a holiday to Czech Republic it is helpful to know in advance if you can charge any electronics when you get there. Without knowing which wall socket to expect you could bring the wrong charger, therefore leaving you having to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor on arrival. Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop travellers worrying if they can power the Jabra Solemate abroad.When staying in Czech Republic these useful instructions show powering your Jabra Solemate using their Type E or C Czech 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Czechs will normally use Type E sockets in their power outlets. When you are visiting Czech Republic from a different country make sure the Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

Ensure you have download version 1.34 or greater of the latest Jabra Solemate firmware from the official Jabra Solemate support site [2]. After you have set up the speaker you can turn off the default 'Solemate is connected' announcements by holding down the Volume down button when turning on the Jabra Solemate until you hear 'Sound prompts off'.

Charging the Jabra Solemate in Czech Republic

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Czech Republic?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in Czech Republic.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Czech Republic?

When you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate then the best international travel power adapter for Czech Republic to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets that Czechs use (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your type of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on a flight. 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 and tablets with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Czech Republic

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, however for those also wishing 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 visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Czech Republic 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Czech Republic.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Czech Republic.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Czech Republic?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Czech power outlet

Using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Czech power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Czech power outlet you'll need to buy 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 Czech power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take 2.5 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate whilst charging.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Czech power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Czech power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Learn how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Czech power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type E power charger.

  1. In order to power your Jabra Solemate using a Czech power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the Czech power outlet. The sunken round wall supply can be identified by two large round holes 19mm apart from each other along with a metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Czech power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take 2.5 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate whilst charging.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Czech power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic - Czech Wikipedia page
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters