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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Kyrgyzstani power outlet with type B USB micro cord and a 3 pinned Type C power charger and powering the Jabra Solemate using a Type F Schuko USB charger.

Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate abroad.When you are visiting Kyrgyzstan these instructions show how to power the Jabra Solemate using their standard types F or C Kyrgyzstani 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power is different depending on which country you are in so please read the World power supplies page for a complete list of countries. If you are travelling to Kyrgyzstan from a different country make sure the Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your 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.

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 Kyrgyzstan

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Kyrgyzstan?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Kyrgyzstan by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate and visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Kyrgyzstan to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Kyrgyzstanis use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers for your trip to Kyrgyzstan or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Kyrgyzstan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these 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 grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kyrgyzstan 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Kyrgyzstan.
  • 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 offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Kyrgyzstan.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Kyrgyzstan?

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

Using type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type C power adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using the Kyrgyzstani 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 holes adjacent to each other where the twin pins sit.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord 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 on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Kyrgyzstani 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 Kyrgyzstani 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 a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

Using type B USB micro cord and a 3 pinned Type F power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Kyrgyzstani power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate using a Kyrgyzstani 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. Firstly insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Kyrgyzstani power outlet. The sunken round wall supply can be identified by the two large round adjacent holes, plus a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Kyrgyzstani 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 a Kyrgyzstani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kyrgyzstan - wikipedia.org entry about Kyrgyzstan
  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, between $10 to $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, costs under $10.
  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, around $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $10 to $15.