Charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Portugal

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Portuguese power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pin Type F USB adapter.

Portuguese power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially if you've never been there before. This page has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to power their Jabra Solemate Mini when they are travelling to Portugal.When you are visiting Portugal the following useful instructions show how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini by using their types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll find most Portuguese normally use the Type F plug outlets. If you are visiting Portugal from another region please check the Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it. If you intend to visit a place like Lisbon or Porto we recommend reading the Portuguese country Wiki page [1] for more 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 Portugal

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Portugal?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Portugal?

When travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Portugal to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Portuguese use two different standards of plug sockets (types F 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 multiple countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on a flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel 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 Portugal

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Portugal.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Portugal.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Portugal?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Portuguese power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Portuguese power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the Portuguese power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in 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 Portuguese 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 Portuguese power outlet

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

Using Micro USB type B cord with a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Portuguese power outlet.

  1. To charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using the Portuguese power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes, plus two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the mains power adapter 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 Portuguese 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 Portuguese power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portugal - Portuguese country 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