How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when planning a trip to Czech Republic

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Czech power outlet and powering the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pin Type E USB charger.

Czech power outlet

If packing for a trip it can often be helpful to know if you can charge your common devices that you are bringing along with you. Without knowing which power socket is being used in Czech Republic you could end up either weighing your bags down with unnecessary spare adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to purchase a suitable charger on arrival. Differing voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Jabra Solemate Mini in Czech Republic. This page has step by step instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Czech Republic by using their Type E or C Czech 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type E wall outlets will be normally used by most Czechs. If visiting Czech Republic from a different country make sure that the Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged 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 Czech Republic

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Czech Republic?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Czech Republic?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Czech Republic is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets in Czech Republic (types E and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As 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 changing the supplied plugs. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for an adaptable travel adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Czech Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using 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 useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 America going to Czech Republic.
  • 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 the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Czech Republic.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Czech Republic?

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

Learn how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Czech power outlet with Micro USB type B cable with a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Czech power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Czech power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains 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. Turn on the Czech 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 during the charging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Czech power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Czech power outlet

Using type B USB connector with a Type E power adapter to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Czech power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using a Czech power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug supply by two large circular adjacent holes plus a metal grounding pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Czech 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 E power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Czech power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic - wikipedia web page about Czech Republic
  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, under $15 USD (£15-£20 GBP / C$15-C$20).
  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, priced between $5 to $10 USD (£5-£10 GBP / under C$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, priced between $10 to $15 USD (£5-£10 GBP / around C$20).
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $10 to $15 USD (£10-£15 GBP / under C$20).