Charging the Jabra Solemate in Slovakia

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate with a Slovak power outlet and how to power the Jabra Solemate using a double pinned Type E power plug.

Slovak power outlet

Varying different region codes and sockets can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. This page has been specifically written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their Jabra Solemate when they are travelling to Slovakia.If you are going to Slovakia the following instructions show how to charge the Jabra Solemate using the standard Type E or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Slovakia from another region check that the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240v supply. If your Jabra Solemate came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you plan on visiting a Slovak destination such as Bratislava or KoŇ°ice please read the Wikipedia.org entry about Slovakia [1] for more indepth details.

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 Slovakia

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Slovakia?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Slovak power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Slovakia?

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate the best travel power adapter for Slovakia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets that Slovaks use (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Slovakia

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, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Slovakia using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Slovakia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Slovakia?

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate with a Slovak power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate from the Slovak power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Slovak power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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 Slovak 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Slovak power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Slovak power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Learn how to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Slovak power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Jabra Solemate from a Slovak power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This sunken circular power supply (called the CEE 7/7 plug) can be identified by two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two pins go and a long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Slovak 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 Slovak power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slovakia - Wikipedia.org entry about Slovakia
  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 under $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, between $5 to $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, around $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated price under $15.