How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini in Spain

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Spanish power outlet and recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pinned Schuko Type F power adapter.

Spanish power outlet

When packing for a holiday it's helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to use your gadgets when you're there. By not knowing which plug socket is being used in Spain you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore needing to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you need to recharge that could be incompatible. Different standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page contains step by step instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when you are visiting Spain using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware that Type F power outlets will be typically used by most Spaniards. You will find power sockets are different depending on which country you are travelling to therefore we recommend reading the Europe page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting Spain from another region please check that your Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating 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 Spain

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Spain?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Spain.

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Spain?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini the best international travel charger for Spain to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Spaniards use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel chargers and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Spain

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 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 for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Spain and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Spain 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 Spain.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Spain?

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

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Spanish power outlet.

  1. To charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using a Spanish power outlet you'll 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 Spanish power outlet. This unearthed plug outlet can be recognised by two holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Spanish 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 Spanish power outlet

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

Using Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type F Schuko power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Spanish power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Spanish 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 inserting it in the power outlet. The recessed round power outlet, sometimes called a Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm next to each other for live and neutral pins along with two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Spanish 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 Spanish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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