How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when visiting Faroe Islands

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Faroese power outlet by using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Schuko Type F power charger, charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type C Europlug USB plug and how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a two pinned Type E power charger

Faroese power outlet

Various combinations of standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini . This page was written to prevent travellers needing to worry if they can charge their Jabra Solemate Mini when they are staying in Faroe Islands.This page contains instructions which shows exactly what you'll need to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when going to Faroe Islands by using the Type E, C, F or K Faroese 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting Faroe Islands from another country check the Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading when charging it.

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 Faroe Islands

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Faroe Islands?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Faroe Islands by using a power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Faroe Islands?

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini the best travel adapter for Faroe Islands to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four types of power outlets in Faroe Islands (types E, C, F and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using only a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at an electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Faroe Islands

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters 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 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 America going to Faroe Islands using 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 and offers almost the same set of features 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Faroe Islands.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Faroe Islands?

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

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Faroese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Faroese 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. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Faroese power outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes called a Europlug, can be identified by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Faroese 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 3 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 Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type E power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Faroese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Faroese power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the wall outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the two circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go and one long metal earth pin protruding the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Faroese 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 3 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 Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

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

Using type B Micro USB connector with a Type F Schuko USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Faroese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Faroese 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 inserting the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. The recessed round wall outlet can be identified by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins, plus thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one 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 can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Faroese 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.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Faroese power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Faroese power outlet with USB micro type B cable and a three pinned Type K power charger.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Faroese power outlet you will need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug in the Type K USB power adapter into the Faroese power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by three large holes in an inverted triangle pattern for the live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Faroese 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Faroese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faroe_Islands - Faroese 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  10. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters