Charging the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Serbia

Using type B USB micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Serbian power outlet and charging the Jabra Solemate using a double pinned Type F USB plug.

Serbian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Serbia.This page contains useful instructions telling you how to charge your Jabra Solemate when visiting Serbia using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Serbia from another country ensure your Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Jabra Solemate was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

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 Serbia

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Serbia?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Serbia.

What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Serbia?

If you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate the best international travel adapter for Serbia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Serbs use two different types of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Serbian trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Serbia we recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Serbia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to Serbia.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and gives almost 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 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Serbia.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Serbia?

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

Using type B USB micro cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Serbian power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate from the Serbian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to plug the Type C USB power adapter in the Serbian power outlet. This plug supply (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Serbian 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 Serbian 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 from a Serbian power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power the Jabra Solemate with a Serbian power outlet using type B USB micro cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to your Jabra Solemate from a Serbian power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by two large holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral along with two metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Serbian 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 F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Serbian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbia - wikipedia entry about Serbia
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters