How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when planning a trip to Moldova

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Moldovan power outlet using USB type B cable and a three pin Type C Europlug power charger and powering the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pin Type F Schuko USB plug.

Moldovan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were written to prevent visitors worrying if they can charge their Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.The following step by step guide will show how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when you are travelling to Moldova using their standard types F or C Moldovan 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Moldova from another country please double check your Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering 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 Moldova

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Moldova?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Moldovan power outlet.

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

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Moldova is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Moldovans use two different types of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your trip to Moldova or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling often we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Moldova

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 converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Moldova 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Moldova 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 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 a 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 Moldova.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Moldova?

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

Instructions showing how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Moldovan power outlet by using type B USB micro cord and a 3 pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Moldovan 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. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Moldovan power outlet. The wall supply can be identified by the 2 holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger 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. Turn on the Moldovan 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Moldovan power outlet

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

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Moldovan power outlet by using USB Type B cord and a 3 pinned Type F power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using a Moldovan 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. Insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug supply by two large circular adjacent holes along with a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger 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 Moldovan 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 Moldovan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moldova - Moldova Wikipedia 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