How to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Luxembourg

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Luxembourg power outlet and powering the Jabra Solemate using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter.

Luxembourg power outlet

Complicated voltages and plugs can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can power the Jabra Solemate abroad.If you are staying in Luxembourg the following instructions show charging your Jabra Solemate by using the standard types F or C Luxembourg 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If travelling to Luxembourg from another country please ensure that the Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

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 Luxembourg

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Luxembourg?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Luxembourg power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Luxembourg?

When you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate then the best international travel power adapter for Luxembourg to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Luxembourgers use two different types of plug sockets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Luxembourg

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

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

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Luxembourg power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Luxembourg power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Luxembourg 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. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Luxembourg power outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 Luxembourg 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Luxembourg power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Luxembourg power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Schuko Type F power charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Luxembourg power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Luxembourg 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. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This round power supply can be identified by two large round holes 19 mm next to each other, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Switch on the Luxembourg 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Luxembourg power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luxembourg - Luxembourg 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, priced at 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, 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, priced 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, priced under $15.