Charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Austria

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type C USB charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Austrian power outlet and recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Schuko Type F USB plug.

Austrian power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This page was written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're in staying in Austria.The following instructions will show how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Austria using the standard F or C type Austrian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type F wall outlets are used by a majority of Austrians. If visiting Austria from a different country please make sure your Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If your Jabra Solemate Mini was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you intend on travelling to destinations like Vienna or Innsbruck we recommend referring to the Austrian Wikipedia page [1] for more details.

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 Austria

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Austria?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to an Austrian power outlet.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best international travel adapter for Austria to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets in Austria (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 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 USB power chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Austrian trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Austria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Austria.
  • 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 gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 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 Austria.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Austria?

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

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type C USB charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Austrian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Austrian 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. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. The wall outlet, sometimes called the Type C power outlet [3], can be identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the mains power charger 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 Austrian 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Austrian power outlet

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

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

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using an Austrian 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 in the Austrian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two large round adjacent holes, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Austrian 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 an Austrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austria - Austrian Wikipedia 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