Charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Romania

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Romanian power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a two pin Type F USB plug.

Romanian power outlet

Complicated 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. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to power your Jabra Solemate Mini . When you are staying in Romania the following useful instructions show how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini by using their standard F or C type Romanian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Romania from another country make sure your Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Jabra Solemate Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating 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 Romania

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Romania?

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

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

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini the best international travel adapter for Romania to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Romanians use (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on the 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 phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Romania

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, but 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 necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Romania 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Romania using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Romania.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Romania?

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

Using Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Romanian power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a 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. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded plug supply is recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro connector into the USB power 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 Romanian 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 during the charging process.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini 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 Mini from a Romanian power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Romanian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Romanian 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. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. 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 two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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. Turn on the Romanian 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 during the charging process.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini 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-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