Charging the Jabra Solemate when staying in Sweden

Learn how to power the Jabra Solemate with a Swedish power outlet using USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger and charging the Jabra Solemate using a two pin Type F Schuko power plug.

Swedish power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate . These guidelines have been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge their Jabra Solemate when visiting abroad.When you are going to travel to Sweden this page contains instructions showing you how to charge your Jabra Solemate by using their types F or C Swedish 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Swedes will normally use Type F power outlets. If travelling to Sweden from a different country ensure that your Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you plan to visit a city like Stockholm read the Swedish Wikipedia web page [1] for further details.

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 Sweden

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Sweden?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Swedish power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Sweden?

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate the best international travel charger for Sweden is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Sweden (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Sweden we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Sweden

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, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Sweden using 3 pinned 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. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Sweden.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Sweden?

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

Learn how to power the Jabra Solemate with a Swedish power outlet using USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate from a Swedish 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. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The wall supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B cord 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 located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Swedish 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 Swedish 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 Swedish power outlet

Using USB Type B cable and a Type F USB adapter to power your Jabra Solemate with a Swedish power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Jabra Solemate using the Swedish 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. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the Swedish power outlet. The circular plug supply (known as a Type F power outlet [6] or Schuko plug) can be recognised by two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go along with a pair of metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the 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. Turn on the Swedish 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 Swedish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweden - Swedish 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, 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, 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, under $15.