How to charge your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Monaco

Learn how to power your Jabra Solemate from a Monacan power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type E power charger, how to recharge the Jabra Solemate using a two pinned Type C Europlug power plug and charging the Jabra Solemate using a Type D power plug

Monacan power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Jabra Solemate in Monaco. When going to Monaco this page contains instructions showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate using the standard types D, C, E or F Monacan 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type D power outlets are typically used by a majority of Monegasques. When you are visiting Monaco from a different country please ensure that the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it. If you intend on staying in a destination like Monte Carlo please refer to the wikipedia entry about Monaco [1] for more details prior to the location.

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 Monaco

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Monaco?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in Monaco by using a power convertor.

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

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Monaco is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Monegasques use four different standards of wall outlets (D, C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Monaco

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Monaco using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Monaco.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Monaco?

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

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate from the Monacan 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. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The power supply is recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Monacan 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 whilst charging.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Monacan power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Monacan power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable and a Type D USB adapter to charge your Jabra Solemate from a Monacan power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Monacan power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the Monacan power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port is located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Monacan 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.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Monacan power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Monacan power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your Jabra Solemate from a Monacan power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type E power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Jabra Solemate using a Monacan power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Monacan power outlet. The sunken round wall outlet, sometimes known as the Type E power outlet [8], can be recognised by two 4.8mm adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Monacan 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 whilst charging.
How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Monacan power outlet

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Monacan power outlet using type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. In order to power your Jabra Solemate using a Monacan power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Monacan power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the two adjacent holes and a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Turn on the Monacan 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 Monacan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monaco - wikipedia entry about Monaco
  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
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters