Charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Finland

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Finnish power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter and how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type F Schuko power adapter.

Finnish power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling abroad.This page contains instructions telling you what you'll need to power your Jabra Solemate Mini when visiting Finland by using their standard F or C type Finnish 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Finland from another country make sure the Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Jabra Solemate Mini came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Jabra Solemate Mini 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. If you intend on taking a trip to a destination such as Helsinki we also suggest reading the Finland Wikipedia page [1] for further information.

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 Finland

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Finland?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Finnish power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel charger for Finland is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Finland (F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of 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 Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Finnish trip. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Finland we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Finland

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but 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 come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Finland using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Finland.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Finland?

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

Using type B Micro USB cable and a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Finnish power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate Mini 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. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet is identified by the 2 circular holes next to each other where the live and neutral pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro 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. Turn on the Finnish 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 Finnish power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Finnish power outlet with USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Finnish power outlet you'll 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 in the Finnish power outlet. This sunken circular wall outlet, also known as the Type F power outlet [6], can be identified by two circular holes 19 mm next to each other where the live and neutral pins go and a pair of two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Finnish 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 during the charging process.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Finnish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland - Finland Wikipedia 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