Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Turkey

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Turkish power outlet using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate using a double pinned Type F USB plug.

Turkish power outlet

When organizing to travel to Turkey it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any common electrical devices when you arrive at your hotel. However by not knowing which power supply is used you could end up either over packing with too many adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger when you need to recharge that could be incompatible and damage the device. Differing region codes and voltages can often be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate abroad.The following step-by-step instructions shows how to supply power to the Jabra Solemate when visiting Turkey using their standard F or C type Turkish 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Turks will use the Type F sockets in their wall outlets. Most power changes depending on which region you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Turkey from a different region ensure that 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 converter to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

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 Turkey

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Turkey?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Turkey.

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Turkey?

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Turkey to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Turks use two different types of power outlets (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your model of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, plus compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Turkish trip. By only needing to bring a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a versatile travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Turkey

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however 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 necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Turkey 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Turkey.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Turkey.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Turkey?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Turkish power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Turkish power outlet using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate from a Turkish power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Turkish power outlet. This unearthed plug supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro type B cord 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 is located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Turkish 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Turkish power outlet

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

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

  1. To charge your Jabra Solemate using the Turkish power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the Turkish power outlet. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a Type F power outlet [6], can be identified by two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go, plus two thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect 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 Turkish 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 Turkish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey - Turkish 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
  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
  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
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters