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

Learn how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Mongolian power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger and how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a Type E power charger.

Mongolian power outlet

Differing region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate when you are staying abroad.When going to Mongolia these useful instructions show powering your Jabra Solemate using their Type E or C Mongolian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sources will change regionally so please read our Wikiconnections global power supplies page for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If visiting Mongolia from a different region double check your Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend on staying at a Mongolian destination like Ulan Bator or Erdenet we suggest referring to the wikipedia entry about Mongolia [1] for further information on visiting the area.

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 Mongolia

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Mongolia?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in Mongolia.

What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate in Mongolia?

If travelling to multiple countries the best travel charger for Mongolia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Mongolians use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Mongolia. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Mongolia

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mongolia 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Mongolia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Mongolia.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate in Mongolia?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Mongolian power outlet with USB type B connector and a Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Mongolian 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 by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Mongolian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the micro USB type B connector into the 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. Turn on the Mongolian 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 Mongolian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Mongolian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Mongolian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate using a Mongolian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Mongolian power outlet. The sunken round wall supply can be identified by two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other along with a metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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. Switch on the Mongolian 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 Mongolian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mongolia - wikipedia entry about Mongolia
  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, estimated cost 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, between $5 to $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, between $10 to $15.