Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini when planning a trip to Iceland

Using USB Type B connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Iceland power outlet and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Schuko Type F USB charger.

Iceland power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country for the first time traveller. This page was written to help assist people wanting to power their Jabra Solemate Mini when travelling abroad.This page has step by step instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when you are in Iceland using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Icelanders will use the Type F power outlets. If you are travelling to Iceland from a different region please double check the Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Jabra Solemate Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check that your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up.

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 Iceland

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Iceland?

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

What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Iceland?

When travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini the best international travel adapter for Iceland is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Icelanders use two different types of power outlets (types 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 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Iceland trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger 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 Iceland

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 Mini, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Iceland 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 Iceland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Iceland.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Iceland?

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Iceland power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using USB Type B connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Iceland power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate Mini using the Iceland power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Iceland power outlet. The wall outlet, also called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB connector into the bottom of the USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Iceland 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Iceland power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Iceland power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini with an Iceland power outlet using Micro USB Type B cord with a three pinned Schuko Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Iceland power outlet you'll need 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 wall supply. The circular power supply can be recognised by two circular holes 19 mm apart from each other where the two plug outlet pins sit and a pair of thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one 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 Mini. The USB charging port can be found to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Iceland 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from an Iceland power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iceland - Iceland 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