Charging the Jabra Solemate when visiting Austria

Using USB micro type B cable and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate from an Austrian power outlet and powering the Jabra Solemate using a double pin Type F Schuko power plug.

Austrian power outlet

When planning a vacation it can be helpful to know if you'll be able to charge any important devices when you arrive. But, without knowing which power supply to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you having to borrow a potentially overpriced charger on arrival. Various voltages and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Jabra Solemate in Austria. When you're visiting Austria this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate by using the standard F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Austrians will normally use Type F wall outlets. You will discover most power sources vary regionally therefore please read our Wikiconnections global power sockets guide for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Austria from another region please make sure that your Jabra Solemate can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you plan on visiting destinations such as Vienna we also recommend reading the wikipedia.org entry about Austria [1] for more indepth information.

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 Austria

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Austria?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to an Austrian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Austria?

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Austria is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Austrians use (F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Austria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. 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 visiting Austria.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Austria.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Austria?

Powering the Jabra Solemate with an Austrian 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 from an Austrian power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Jabra Solemate from the Austrian 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. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect 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 found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Austrian 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with an Austrian 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 from an Austrian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with an Austrian power outlet with Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your Jabra Solemate using an Austrian 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. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Austrian power outlet. The sunken round power outlet (known as the Schuko outlet) can be identified by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins and two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB 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. The USB charging port can be located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Austrian 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 F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from an Austrian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austria - wikipedia.org entry about Austria
  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