Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Faroe Islands

A guide showing how to power the Jabra Solemate with a Faroese power outlet using USB micro type B connector and a Type C Europlug power adapter, recharging the Jabra Solemate using a Type E power adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate using a double pinned Type F USB charger

Faroese power outlet

Differing frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate . These instructions were specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Faroe Islands.When you are visiting Faroe Islands the following useful instructions show how to power your Jabra Solemate by using their types E, C, F or K 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies will change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Faroe Islands from another country double check the Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

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 Faroe Islands

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Faroe Islands?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Faroe Islands?

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate the best travel charger for Faroe Islands is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. Faroese use four different standards of wall outlets (types E, C, F and K) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Faroese trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Faroe Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Faroe Islands using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Faroe Islands.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Faroe Islands?

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

A guide showing how to power the Jabra Solemate with a Faroese power outlet using USB micro type B connector and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Faroese 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. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Faroese power outlet. This unearthed plug supply is identified by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB micro type B cord into the bottom of 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 Faroese 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 Faroese power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type E USB adapter to power the Jabra Solemate with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. To charge your Jabra Solemate using the Faroese power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type E USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two large holes 19mm adjacent to each other plus a metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect 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 can be located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Faroese 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

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

Using Micro USB type B cord with a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter to power your Jabra Solemate with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate using the Faroese 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 by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two large round holes 19 mm next to each other and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 can be located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Faroese 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Faroese power outlet

Using type B USB Micro cord with a three pin Type K power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Faroese power outlet you will need to use a Type K USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it into the Faroese power outlet. This wall outlet (known as the Type K power outlet [9]) looks like three holes forming an upside-down triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the 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 Faroese 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 K power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Faroese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faroe_Islands - Faroese country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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, between $10 to $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, priced between $5 to $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, around $10.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  10. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet, estimated price under $15.
  11. 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.