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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Latvian power outlet and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

Latvian power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and plug types can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This page contains step-by-step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to Latvia by using the F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Latvia from a different region please ensure that the 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) make sure that the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Riga we also recommend referring to the Latvian Wiki page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to 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 Latvia

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Latvia?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Latvia by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Latvia is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Letts 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 pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here 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 Latvia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come 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 travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Latvia.
  • 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 originating from North America 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 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Latvia.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Latvia?

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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Latvian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using a Latvian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Latvian power outlet. The plug supply (sometimes known as the Europlug) can be identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger 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 Latvian 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 Latvian 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 Latvian power outlet

Using USB type B connector and a Schuko Type F USB adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Latvian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Latvian power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. This round power outlet (called the Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 Mini. The USB charging port is located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Latvian 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 Latvian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latvia - Latvian Wiki page
  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