How to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Latvia

Simple instructions showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Latvian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type C power charger and charging the Jabra Solemate using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Latvian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent people worrying if they can power the Jabra Solemate when they're visiting abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your Jabra Solemate when you're travelling to Latvia by using the standard types F or C Latvian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power supplies differ depending on which country you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections global power connections list for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Latvia from another country please make sure the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on travelling to a Latvian place like Riga please read the Latvian Wikipedia page [1] for more information on visiting the area.

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 Latvia

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Latvia?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Latvian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Latvia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Letts use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Latvia or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using just a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Latvia

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Latvia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Latvia using 3 pinned type B US 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Latvia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Latvia?

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Latvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Latvian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate from a Latvian 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. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Latvian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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. Turn on the Latvian 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Latvian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Latvian power outlet

Learn how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Latvian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate from the Latvian power outlet you'll need to use 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 in the wall outlet. This round wall supply, also called a Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet, can be recognised by the two large circular adjacent holes next to each other and grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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. Turn on the Latvian 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 Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Latvian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latvia - Latvian Wikipedia page
  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, costs 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, costs 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, between $10 to $15.