Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini when visiting Ukraine

Simple instructions showing you how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Ukrainian power outlet with USB Type B connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Ukrainian power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when staying abroad.When you're visiting Ukraine these instructions show powering the Jabra Solemate Mini by using their standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Ukraine from a different country please check the Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240 volt 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 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

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 Ukraine

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Ukraine?

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

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

When travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini the best international travel charger for Ukraine to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets in Ukraine (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ukraine

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however 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 for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These power converters come 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 option for travellers originating from America going to Ukraine using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Ukraine.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Ukraine?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Ukrainian power outlet

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

  1. In order to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Ukrainian 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. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one 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 on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Ukrainian 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.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Ukrainian power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Ukrainian power outlet with USB Type B connector with a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Ukrainian 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. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Ukrainian power outlet. You can identify this power supply by the two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains 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. Switch on the Ukrainian 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 Ukrainian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine - Ukrainian Wikipedia web 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/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