Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Norway

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Norwegian power outlet with USB Type B cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power the Jabra Solemate using a Type F Schuko power charger.

Norwegian power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate when you're staying abroad.This page contains instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to power your Jabra Solemate when going to Norway by using their standard F or C type Norwegian 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type F plug outlets will be used by a majority of Norwegians. You'll discover that power sockets are different depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Europe and power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Norway from another country ensure your Jabra Solemate can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Jabra Solemate was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when powering up. If you plan on taking a trip to a Norwegian place such as Oslo we also suggest reading the Norway entry on wikipedia [1] for further information prior to 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 Norway

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Norway?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Norway.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Norway?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate then the best travel power adapter for Norway is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Norway (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Norway we suggest 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 with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Norway

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, but 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 for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Norway and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 North America visiting Norway using 3 pin 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 the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Norway.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Norway?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Norwegian power outlet with USB Type B cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. To power your Jabra Solemate using the Norwegian power outlet you will need to buy 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 into the wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other.
  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 is located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Norwegian 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 Norwegian 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 Norwegian power outlet

Using micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter to power the Jabra Solemate with a Norwegian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate from a Norwegian 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. Firstly plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the Norwegian power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet, also called the Schuko plug or Type F power outlet [6], can be recognised by two round holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a pair of two metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector 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 located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Norwegian 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.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Norwegian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway - Norway entry on wikipedia
  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, estimated price 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, 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, around $10.
  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.