How to charge your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Greenland

Instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Greenlandic power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type E power charger, how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a double pinned Type C Europlug USB plug and charging the Jabra Solemate using a Type F power charger

Greenlandic power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Jabra Solemate . When going to Greenland this page has instructions showing how to power the Jabra Solemate using their standard types E, C, F or K Greenlandic 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Greenlanders will typically use the Type E sockets in their plug outlets. If travelling to Greenland from another region check your Jabra Solemate can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged 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 Greenland

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Greenland?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Greenlandic power outlet.

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

When travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Greenland is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four different types of plug sockets that Greenlanders use (types E, C, F and K) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Greenland

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Greenland 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Greenland.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Greenland.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Greenland?

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

Instructions showing how to power your Jabra Solemate from a Greenlandic power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate using a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to use 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 Greenlandic power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 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 mains power 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 Greenlandic 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 a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Greenlandic power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Greenlandic power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate using a Greenlandic power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Greenlandic power outlet. The sunken round wall supply, sometimes known as the CEE 7/7 outlet or Type E power outlet [6], can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes for live and neutral and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Greenlandic 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 Type E power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Greenlandic power outlet

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

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Schuko Type F USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Greenlandic power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate from a Greenlandic power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug in the Type F USB power adapter into the Greenlandic power outlet. The recessed circular wall supply (known as the Type F power outlet [8] or Schuko outlet) can be recognised by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral along with metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Greenlandic 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 Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Greenlandic power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Greenlandic power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Type K power adapter.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate using a Greenlandic power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [10] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type K USB power adapter into the Greenlandic power outlet. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type K power outlet [9]) can be recognised by the three holes in an inverted triangular pattern for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains charger 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 Greenlandic 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 Greenlandic power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greenland - Greenland 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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  10. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  11. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters