How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Italy

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Italian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type C power adapter, recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Schuko Type F USB adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 3 pinned Type L power plug

Italian power outlet

Differing region codes and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Jabra Solemate Mini . These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when Italy.This page contains step by step instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to Italy by using their L, C or F type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type L wall outlets will be used by most Italians. When you are visiting Italy from a different country please ensure the Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend on staying somewhere such as Rome or Modena refer to the Italy country Wiki page [1] for further details prior to the location.

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 Italy

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Italy?

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

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

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Italy to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of plug sockets that Italians use (types L, C and F) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger will also allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power adapters on your trip to Italy. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Italy

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Italy 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Italy using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Italy.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Italy?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Italian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from the Italian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB cord 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 found on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Italian 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.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Italian power outlet

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

Learn how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Italian power outlet using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type F power charger.

  1. In order to power your Jabra Solemate Mini using an Italian 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 the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Italian power outlet. The sunken round wall supply, also called the Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go and thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Italian 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 an Italian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Italian power outlet

Using Type B USB cord with a 3 pinned Type L USB charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Italian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Italian 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. Start the process by inserting the Type L USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the flattened hexagon shaped power supply by 3 large round adjecent holes forming a line. There are two variations of Type L power outlet rated at 10 amps and 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart and a 16 amp version has larger 5mm thick round pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB cord 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 found on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Italian 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.
How to use a Type L power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Italian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy - Italy country Wiki 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. 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