Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Iceland

Learn how to power the Jabra Solemate with an Iceland power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type C USB adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate using a double pinned Type F USB adapter.

Iceland power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate in Iceland. If you're visiting Iceland the following useful instructions show how to power the Jabra Solemate by using the types F or C Iceland 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note Type F wall outlets are normally used by a majority of Icelanders. You'll discover power supplies will change regionally therefore we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Iceland from another country double check the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it up.

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 Iceland

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Iceland?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to an Iceland power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Iceland to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Icelanders use two different standards of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. 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 different countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Iceland

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Iceland 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 adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Iceland.
  • 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 offers the same set of features 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Iceland.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Iceland?

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from an Iceland power outlet using Type B USB cable and a Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate from an Iceland 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. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two adjacent holes.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 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 is located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Iceland 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 an Iceland power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from an Iceland power outlet

Using Type B USB cable and a Type F USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate from an Iceland power outlet.

  1. To charge your Jabra Solemate using the Iceland 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. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Iceland power outlet. The circular power supply can be recognised by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB cable into the USB mains charger 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 Iceland 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 Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from an Iceland power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland - Iceland 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 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, costs 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.