Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in San Marino

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Sammarinese power outlet with Type B USB cable and a three pinned Type L power charger, charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a two pin Type C Europlug power charger and powering the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pinned Type F power adapter

Sammarinese power outlet

Various frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when you are travelling to San Marino.When staying in San Marino the following instructions show how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using the F, C or L type Sammarinese 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets vary depending on which country you are in therefore we suggest reading the power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting San Marino from another country please check your Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Jabra Solemate Mini came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging 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 San Marino

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in San Marino?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Sammarinese power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your Jabra Solemate Mini the best international travel charger for San Marino is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of wall outlets in San Marino (types F, C and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to San Marino we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for San Marino

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting San Marino using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 San Marino.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in San Marino?

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

Using USB Type B cable and a Type C USB adapter to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Sammarinese 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. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The wall supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B cord 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 located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Sammarinese 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Sammarinese 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 Sammarinese power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cord and a Type F Schuko USB charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using the Sammarinese 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. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Sammarinese power outlet. The circular plug supply (known as a Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go along with a pair of metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 is located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Sammarinese 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 Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Sammarinese power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Sammarinese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Sammarinese power outlet with Type B USB cable and a three pinned Type L power charger.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Sammarinese power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type L USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this flattened hexagon shaped wall outlet by the 3 large circular holes forming a line. Note that there are two variations of Type L plug outlet rated at 10 amps and 16 amps. The 10 amp version has 4mm thick pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart and the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm round pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB 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 Sammarinese 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 Sammarinese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Marino - San Marino country page on wikipedia
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  9. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters