Charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Russia

A guide showing how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Russian power outlet using USB micro type B cable and a Type C Europlug power charger and recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Russian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini . This page contains step by step instructions showing what you'll need to power your Jabra Solemate Mini in Russia using the standard F or C type Russian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note Type F plug outlets are typically used by a majority of Russians. When travelling to Russia from a different region ensure that your Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Jabra Solemate Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overloading during charging.

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 Russia

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Russia?

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

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

When travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Russia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Russians use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs 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 can) then you'll benefit from quicker 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 four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring seperate power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the 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 the flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single power outlet.

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 powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Russia

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 these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Russia.
  • 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Russia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Russia?

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

Using USB type B cord with a three pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Russian power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Russian power outlet you'll need 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 in the wall supply. The wall supply, sometimes called the Europlug, is identified by the 2 round adjacent holes for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB 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 Russian 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Russian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Russian power outlet

Using type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type F USB adapter to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Russian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Russian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Russian power outlet. The circular power supply, sometimes called a Schuko plug, can be identified by two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B 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 is located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Russian 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 F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Russian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia - Russian Wikipedia web 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