Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Monaco

Simple instructions showing you how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Monacan power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger, recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a three pinned Type D power charger and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pin Type E USB plug

Monacan power outlet

If planning a trip to Monaco it can be helpful to know if you can charge all your common electronics that you'll be bringing along. But, without knowing which wall socket is being used you could end up either weighing yourself down with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you having to purchase a suitable adaptor when you're there that might be incompatible. Varying complicated standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to prepare people wanting to power the Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.This step by step guide shows you exactly how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini when travelling to Monaco using their standard types D, C, E or F 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most Monegasques will use the Type D plugs in their power outlets. If you are visiting Monaco from a different country please make sure your Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it.

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 Monaco

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Monaco?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Monacan power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Monaco to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Monacans use four different standards of wall outlets (types D, C, E and F) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack multiple travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Monaco we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Monaco

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Monaco 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Monaco.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 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 flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Monaco.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Monaco?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Monacan power outlet

Using USB micro Type B connector and a Type C USB adapter to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Monacan power outlet.

  1. To charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using the Monacan 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. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall supply by the 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B cable 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 to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Monacan 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 Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Monacan power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Monacan power outlet

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type D USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Monacan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Monacan power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by three round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Monacan 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 D power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Monacan power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Monacan power outlet

A step by step guide showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Monacan power outlet by using USB micro type B cord with a Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Monacan power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. The recessed round wall outlet, sometimes called a Type E power outlet [8], can be identified by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other with a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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. Switch on the Monacan 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 whilst you are charging.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Monacan power outlet

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Monacan power outlet using USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Monacan power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Monacan 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Monacan power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monaco - wikipedia.org entry about Monaco
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters