Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini when planning a trip to Turkey

A guide showing how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Turkish power outlet with USB Micro type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter and powering the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Schuko Type F power adapter.

Turkish power outlet

If planning a vacation it is useful to know if you can power your essential electrical devices such as mobile phones or cameras when you reach your hotel. By not knowing which power socket is used you could pack the wrong power charger, leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive charger when you need to recharge which might not be compatible and cause problems with your Jabra Solemate Mini. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning to visit a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. When you're planning a holiday to Turkey this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Jabra Solemate Mini by using their standard F or C type Turkish 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note Type F power outlets will be used by a majority of Turks. If you are visiting Turkey from another country ensure that your Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you plan on staying at a place such as Istanbul or Ankara we also suggest reading the Turkey page on Wikipedia [1] for more details.

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 Turkey

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Turkey?

You can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Turkey by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Turkey?

If you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Turkey is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Turks use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included heads. If your Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Turkey we suggest searching for this type of flexible travel charger online - the travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

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 Mini, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Turkey.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Turkey.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Turkey?

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

Using USB Micro type B connector with a Europlug Type C power adapter to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Turkish power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Turkish power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Turkish power outlet. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Turkish 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 during the charging process.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Turkish 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 Mini from a Turkish power outlet

Using USB Micro type B connector with a Schuko Type F power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Turkish power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Turkish power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other and a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Turkish 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 during the charging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Turkish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey - Turkey page on Wikipedia
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters