Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Switzerland

A guide showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Swiss power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type C USB adapter and powering the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 3 pin Type J USB plug.

Swiss power outlet

If organizing a trip it is helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any common gadgets when you get there. However, without knowing which wall socket is being used in Switzerland you could end up either having to bring too many adaptors or pack the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you're there which might not be compatible. Complicated standards and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page contains step-by-step instructions showing what you'll need to power your Jabra Solemate Mini when you're in Switzerland by using their standard Type J or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Swiss typically use Type J plug outlets. When travelling to Switzerland from another region ensure that your Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you plan to visit a destination like Z├╝rich or Geneva we recommend referring to the Switzerland country wikipedia page [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 Switzerland

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Switzerland?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Swiss power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Switzerland?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best international travel adapter for Switzerland to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Switzerland (J and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the heads over. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power chargers on your Swiss trip. Only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose power adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Switzerland

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Switzerland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Switzerland.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Switzerland?

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

A guide showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Swiss power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Swiss 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. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Swiss power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Swiss 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 three hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate Mini whilst you are charging.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Swiss power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Swiss power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Swiss power outlet with USB type B cord with a 3 pin Type J USB charger.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Swiss power outlet you'll need a Type J USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type J USB power adapter and inserting it in the Swiss power outlet. This hexagon shaped wall supply, technically called a Type J power outlet [6], can be identified by the three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB micro type B cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Swiss 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 Swiss power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland - Switzerland country wikipedia page
  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/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  7. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J 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