Charging the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Morocco

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Moroccan power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type C USB charger and how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a Type E USB charger.

Moroccan power outlet

Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to charge the Jabra Solemate abroad.This useful guide tells you how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate when staying in Morocco using their standard Type E or C 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Moroccans typically use Type E plug outlets. If travelling to Morocco from a different country ensure that your Jabra Solemate can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent 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 Morocco

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Morocco?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Morocco?

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate and visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Morocco is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Moroccans use two different types of power outlets (E and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the heads over. If your type of Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. By only needing a single travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Morocco we suggest buying this type of versatile power charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Morocco

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, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Morocco.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Morocco.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Morocco?

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Moroccan power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate from a Moroccan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two adjacent holes where the pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter 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 Moroccan 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 Moroccan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Moroccan power outlet

A guide showing how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Moroccan power outlet with type B USB micro cord with a three pin Type E power charger.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate from the Moroccan power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Moroccan power outlet. You can recognise the wall supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes for live and neutral plus one metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B Micro USB 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 on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Moroccan 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 recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Moroccan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morocco - Moroccan Wikipedia web 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, under $15.
  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, under $10.
  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, between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15.