How to charge the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in San Marino

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Sammarinese power outlet using Type B USB cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter, charging the Jabra Solemate using a Type F power adapter and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate using a 3 pinned Type L power plug

Sammarinese power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines have been written to prevent people needing to worry if they'll be able to power the Jabra Solemate when they are visiting San Marino.If you're going to San Marino this page has instructions showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate using the standard Type F, C or L 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting San Marino from another country please check that your Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

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 San Marino

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in San Marino?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in San Marino by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in San Marino?

If travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Jabra Solemate the best travel power adapter for San Marino to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of plug sockets that Sammarinese use (F, C and L) 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 will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters for your Sammarinese trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for San Marino

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both San Marino 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to San Marino.
  • 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 America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting San Marino.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in San Marino?

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

Using Type B USB cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using the Sammarinese 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. First plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Sammarinese power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Sammarinese 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Sammarinese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Sammarinese power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate from a Sammarinese power outlet you will need 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 power supply. This sunken circular plug outlet (called the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes along with a pair of two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Sammarinese 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 Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Sammarinese power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Sammarinese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using Type B USB cable with a Type L power adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Sammarinese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Jabra Solemate from the Sammarinese power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type L USB power adapter in the Sammarinese power outlet. The hexagon shaped power outlet, technically known as a Type L power outlet [8], looks like three holes forming a line. There are two types of Type L plug outlet, one rated for 10 amps and one for 16 amps. The 10 amp power supply has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart and the 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B cable into the USB mains 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 Sammarinese 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 Sammarinese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Marino - San Marino Wikipedia web 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, 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 cost 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, estimated cost around $10.
  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, priced between $10 to $15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15.