Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini when planning a trip to Serbia

Instructions showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Serbian power outlet with type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger and powering the Jabra Solemate Mini using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB plug.

Serbian power outlet

Different standards and plug types can often be confusing when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Jabra Solemate Mini when going to Serbia using the Type F or C Serbian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Serbia from another country ensure that your Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating 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 Serbia

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Serbia?

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

What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Serbia?

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Serbia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Serbians use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included heads. If your Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Serbian trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power charger online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Serbia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Serbia using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Serbia.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Serbia?

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

Instructions showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Serbian power outlet with type B Micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Serbian power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Serbian power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Serbian 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.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Serbian power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Serbian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Serbian power outlet by using Type B USB Micro cable and a Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Serbian power outlet you'll 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 plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two 4.8mm round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other along with two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Serbian 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 Serbian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbia - Wikipedia entry about Serbia
  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