Charging the Jabra Solemate when staying in Slovenia

Using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type C USB adapter to power your Jabra Solemate with a Slovenian power outlet and how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Slovenian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to stop visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their Jabra Solemate when they are travelling to Slovenia.If you're visiting Slovenia the following useful instructions show powering the Jabra Solemate using the F or C type Slovenian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are travelling to Slovenia from a different country please make sure that your Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your Jabra Solemate originated in 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) else you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you are planning on visiting a Slovenian place such as Ljubljana please refer to the Wikipedia.org entry about Slovenia [1] for more details.

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 Slovenia

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Slovenia?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in Slovenia.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Slovenia?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your Jabra Solemate the best international travel charger for Slovenia to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets that Slovenes use (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Slovenia we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovenia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Slovenia using 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 originating from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Slovenia.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Slovenia?

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Slovenian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type C USB adapter to power your Jabra Solemate with a Slovenian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Jabra Solemate from a Slovenian 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 by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in 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. The USB charging port is located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Slovenian 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 whilst charging.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Slovenian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Slovenian power outlet using Type B USB micro cord with a three pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your Jabra Solemate using the Slovenian 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. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. This recessed round wall outlet can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go, plus a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Slovenian 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 whilst charging.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Slovenian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovenia - Wikipedia.org entry about Slovenia
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters