How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when planning a trip to Netherlands

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Dutch power outlet with USB micro type B cable with a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger and powering the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type F USB adapter.

Dutch power outlet

If packing for a vacation to Netherlands it's useful to know in advance if you can use all your vital electronics like cell phones and laptop computers when you're there. By not knowing which wall socket is being used you are likely to bring the wrong charger, therefore having to borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival. Varying complicated voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.This page has instructions demonstrating exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini when travelling to Netherlands by using their Type F or C Dutch 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you will find most Dutch will use Type F plug outlets. If travelling to Netherlands from another region double check the Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you plan on visiting a Dutch destination like Amsterdam or Rotterdam we also recommend referring to the Netherlands Wikipedia web page [1] for further information on the location.

Ensure you have version 1.14 or greater of the Jabra Solemate Mini firmware, visit the official Jabra Solemate Mini support site [2] to download the latest version. You can switch off the default 'Connected' and other announcements by holding down the Volume down button when turning on the Jabra Solemate Mini until you hear 'Sound prompts off'.

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Netherlands

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Netherlands?

You can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Netherlands by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Netherlands?

When you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini and visiting more than one country the best travel adapter for Netherlands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Dutch use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters on your Dutch trip. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

We suggest buying an adaptable travel adapter like this online, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Netherlands

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Netherlands 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Netherlands.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Netherlands.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Netherlands?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Dutch power outlet

Using Micro USB type B cable and a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Dutch power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Dutch power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The plug supply, also called the Europlug, can be identified by the two holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate Mini will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take three hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate Mini during the charging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Dutch power outlet

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

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Schuko Type F power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Dutch power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from the Dutch 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. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Dutch power outlet. This round plug outlet (known as the Schuko outlet) can be identified by two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other, plus metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB type B connector into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Dutch power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate Mini will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take three hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate Mini whilst you are charging.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Dutch power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands - Netherlands Wikipedia web page
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate-mini#/#100-97300000-60 - official Jabra Solemate Mini 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters