Charging the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Netherlands

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C power adapter to power your Jabra Solemate with a Dutch power outlet and charging the Jabra Solemate using a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Dutch power outlet

If organizing a trip it can be helpful to know in advance if you can use your devices like mobiles and laptops when you arrive. By not knowing which power socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive charger on arrival. Various combinations of standards and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate . If you're visiting Netherlands the following useful instructions show how to charge the Jabra Solemate by using the Type F or C Dutch 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note Type F wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Dutch. You will discover power will differ regionally therefore please read the Europe and power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Netherlands from another country double check the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you're planning on travelling to a Dutch place such as Amsterdam please refer to the Netherlands wikipedia page [1] for more details on visiting 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 Netherlands

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Netherlands?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Netherlands?

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Netherlands is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Dutch use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can 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 supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate power adapters. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Netherlands we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Netherlands

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Netherlands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Netherlands.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Netherlands?

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

Using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type C power adapter to power your Jabra Solemate with a Dutch power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate using the Dutch 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. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Dutch power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (sometimes known as a Europlug) can be recognised by the 2 circular 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 USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port is located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Dutch 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Dutch power outlet

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

Learn how to charge your Jabra Solemate from a Dutch power outlet with USB type B cord and a Type F Schuko power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Dutch power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. The sunken round power outlet, also known as the Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug, can be identified by the two large adjacent holes, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the Dutch 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 Dutch power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands - Netherlands wikipedia page
  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, under $15.
  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, estimated price between $5 to $10.
  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, estimated cost between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $10 to $15.