Charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Poland

A guide showing how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Polish power outlet using USB micro type B connector and a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a two pin Type E power charger.

Polish power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to power their Jabra Solemate Mini when they are visiting Poland.These step by step instructions shows you exactly what you'll need to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to Poland using their standard E or C type Polish 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type E plug outlets are typically used by most Poles. If you are visiting Poland from another region please check the Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading when powering up. If you plan on taking a trip to a tourist destination like Warsaw or Krak√≥w we suggest reading the wikipedia page about Poland [1] for further information.

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 Poland

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Poland?

You can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Poland.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best travel charger for Poland is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Poles use two different standards of wall outlets (types E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Polish trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Poland

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Poland using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Poland.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Poland?

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

Using USB micro type B cord and a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Polish power outlet.

  1. To charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using the Polish 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. First insert the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Micro type B connector into the bottom of the 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 Polish 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Polish power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Polish power outlet

Using type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type E power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Polish power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Polish power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Polish power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet (known as a CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go along with one long metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the mains power 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. Turn on the Polish 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 E power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Polish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland - wikipedia page about Poland
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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