How to charge your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Bulgaria

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Bulgarian power outlet with USB micro Type B cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter and recharging the Jabra Solemate using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Bulgarian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate when you are visiting abroad.The following simple guide shows how to power the Jabra Solemate in Bulgaria using their Type F or C Bulgarian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When you are visiting Bulgaria from a different region please ensure that the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

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 Bulgaria

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Bulgaria?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Bulgarian power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Bulgaria?

When you are travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than just your Jabra Solemate the best travel power adapter for Bulgaria to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Bulgarians use two different standards of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Bulgarian trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest buying a flexible power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bulgaria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Bulgaria and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Bulgaria.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Bulgaria.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Bulgaria?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Bulgarian power outlet with USB micro Type B cable and a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Jabra Solemate using a Bulgarian 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. First you'll need to plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port is located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Bulgarian 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 Bulgarian 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 Bulgarian power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type F USB adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Bulgarian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Jabra Solemate from the Bulgarian 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. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Bulgarian power outlet. This round power outlet, sometimes known as a Schuko outlet, can be recognised by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral, plus grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power 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 Bulgarian 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 during the charging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Bulgarian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria - Bulgarian entry on wikipedia.org
  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, priced between $10 to $15.
  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, estimated price between $5 to $10.
  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, between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $10 to $15.