Charging the Jabra Solemate in Hungary

Using type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Hungarian power outlet and powering the Jabra Solemate using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

Hungarian power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to visit another country to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power their Jabra Solemate when they're abroad.The following step-by-step instructions shows what you'll need to power the Jabra Solemate when you're travelling to Hungary using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Hungary from a different region make sure that the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you plan to visit a Hungarian place such as Budapest we recommend reading the Hungarian Wikipedia web page [1] for more indepth information on travelling 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 Hungary

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Hungary?

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

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

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate the best travel power adapter for Hungary is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Hungarians use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Hungary we recommend buying a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Hungary

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Hungary and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 adapter for travellers originating from America going to Hungary using type B 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Hungary.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Hungary?

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

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Hungarian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Jabra Solemate using a Hungarian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. 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 is located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Hungarian 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 Hungarian power outlet

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

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Schuko Type F USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate with a Hungarian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate from the Hungarian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the Hungarian power outlet. This sunken circular power supply (called the Schuko plug) can be identified by two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two pins go along with thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector into the mains USB 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 Hungarian 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 Hungarian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungary - Hungarian Wikipedia web 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, priced 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 under $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, 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, between $10 to $15.