Charging the Jabra Solemate when planning a trip to Romania

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Romanian power outlet with type B USB Micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter and powering the Jabra Solemate using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Romanian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to power your Jabra Solemate . These instructions have been written to help assist people wanting to power their Jabra Solemate when staying abroad.If you're visiting Romania this page has instructions showing you charging the Jabra Solemate by using their Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are travelling to Romania from another country ensure that your Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged when charging it. If you plan on travelling to a Romanian city like Bucharest or Cluj-Napoca please refer to the Wikipedia.org web page about Romania [1] for more indepth information.

Ensure you have download version 1.34 or greater of the latest Jabra Solemate firmware from the official Jabra Solemate support site [2]. After you have set up the speaker you can turn off the default 'Solemate is connected' announcements by holding down the Volume down button when turning on the Jabra Solemate until you hear 'Sound prompts off'.

Charging the Jabra Solemate in Romania

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Romania?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Romania by using a power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate the best international travel adapter for Romania is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Romania (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Romanian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to different destinations we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Romania

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Romania using 3 pin 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Romania.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Romania?

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

Using USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Romanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate using the Romanian power outlet you will 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 plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take 2.5 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate during the charging process.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Romanian 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 from a Romanian power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Romanian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Romanian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Romanian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large round holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port is located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Romanian power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take 2.5 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate during the charging process.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Romanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romania - Wikipedia.org web page about Romania
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters