How to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Greece

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Greek power outlet with USB Micro Type B connector and a Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Greek power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Jabra Solemate Mini in Greece. These instructions were specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.The following simple guide shows how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when visiting Greece by using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Greeks use Type F wall outlets. Most power sockets differ regionally so we recommend that you read our WikiConnections global power supplies page for a complete list of powering devices in different regions and countries. If visiting Greece from a different country double check your Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop 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 Greece

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Greece?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Greece by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Greece?

When travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Greece to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Greeks use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a flexible power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Greece

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Greece and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Greece using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Greece.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Greece?

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Greek power outlet with USB Micro Type B connector and a Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Greek 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. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Greek power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 circular adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Greek 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Greek power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Greek power outlet using Micro USB type B connector and a three pin Type F Schuko USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Greek 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. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. This round power outlet (sometimes known as the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Greek 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 Greek power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greece - Greek entry on wikipedia.org
  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