Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Spain

Simple instructions showing you how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Spanish power outlet using USB micro type B cord with a three pin Type C USB charger and how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a 2 pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Spanish power outlet

If you are planning a vacation to Spain it can be helpful to know in advance if you can use any common electrical devices when you arrive at your destination. However by not knowing which wall socket is being used you are likely to bring the wrong power charger, meaning needing to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor when you need to recharge. Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate in Spain. This guide has been written to prevent travellers worrying if they'll be able to charge their Jabra Solemate abroad.When you're staying in Spain the following useful instructions show how to power your Jabra Solemate by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Spaniards will use the Type F plugs in their wall outlets. When travelling to Spain from a different country please check that your Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging.

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 Spain

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Spain?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Spanish power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Spain?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Jabra Solemate the best international travel adapter for Spain is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Spaniards use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Spanish trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers using just a single power outlet.

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

Alternative travel adapter for Spain

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Spain 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 and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Spain.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Spain?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Spanish power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Spanish power outlet using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate from a Spanish power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Spanish power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains 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. Turn on the Spanish 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Spanish power outlet

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

Using USB Micro type B cord with a 3 pin Type F USB adapter to power the Jabra Solemate from a Spanish power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate from the Spanish power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and a pair of thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Switch on the Spanish 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.
How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Spanish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spain - Spanish Wikipedia page
  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