How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Macedonia

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Macedonian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type C power charger and recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB charger.

Macedonian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge their Jabra Solemate Mini when they're going to Macedonia.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to Macedonia by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Macedonia from another country please make sure your Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning on travelling to a city such as Skopje or Bitola we also recommend reading the Macedonian Wiki page [1] for more indepth details prior to the location.

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 Macedonia

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Macedonia?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Macedonian power outlet.

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Macedonia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in Macedonia (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come 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 supplied heads over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for 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 Macedonia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Macedonia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 Macedonia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 Macedonia.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Macedonia?

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

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Macedonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Macedonian 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. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Macedonian power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB adapter 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. Switch on the Macedonian 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 Macedonian 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 Macedonian power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type F Schuko USB adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Macedonian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Macedonian 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 inserting it into the power outlet. This round power outlet (called a Schuko plug) can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector 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 Macedonian 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.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Macedonian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_Macedonia - Macedonian 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