How to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Greece

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Greek power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate using a Type F power plug.

Greek power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. When visiting Greece the following instructions show charging your Jabra Solemate using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type F power outlets are used by most Greeks. When you are visiting Greece from a different country double check your Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when powering up.

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 Greece

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Greece?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Greek power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate in Greece?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Greece is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Greeks use two different types of wall outlets (F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Greece or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Greece

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Greece using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Greece.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate in Greece?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Greek power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Greek power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 round adjacent holes where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B micro USB connector into the USB 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. Switch on the Greek 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 Greek power outlet

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

Using type B USB cord and a Type F power charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Greek power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Greek power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Greek power outlet. The recessed circular plug outlet, sometimes known as the Schuko plug, can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Turn on the Greek 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 Greek power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

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