Charging the Jabra Solemate when planning a trip to Finland

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Finnish power outlet using Micro USB Type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power the Jabra Solemate using a 2 pin Type F USB plug.

Finnish power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. When you are planning a holiday to Finland this page contains useful instructions showing powering the Jabra Solemate by using the Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Finland from another country ensure that your Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading whilst powering 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 Finland

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Finland?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Finland by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Finland?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Jabra Solemate then the best travel charger for Finland to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of power outlets that Finns use (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Finland

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Finland 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Finland using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 offers practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Finland.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Finland?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Finnish power outlet using Micro USB Type B cord with a Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using the Finnish 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. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This unearthed power outlet is identified by the 2 round holes next to each other where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB 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. Turn on the Finnish 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.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Finnish power outlet

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a Schuko Type F USB charger to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Finnish power outlet.

  1. To power your Jabra Solemate from a Finnish 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. The sunken circular wall outlet (sometimes called the Schuko outlet) can be recognised by two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins along with two grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains 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 Finnish 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 Finnish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland - Finnish country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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