How to charge the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Nepal

Simple instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Nepali power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter, charging the Jabra Solemate using a 3 pinned Type D USB charger and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate using a three pin Type M USB adapter

Nepali power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This guide has been specifically written to assist travellers wanting to charge the Jabra Solemate when abroad.This page is a step by step guide telling you what you'll need to supply power to your Jabra Solemate when you are in Nepal by using their D, C or M type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power supplies will change regionally so we recommend that you read our Wiki Connections global power sockets guide where you'll find a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Nepal from another region check your Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter 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 Nepal

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Nepal?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Nepal?

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate the best travel charger for Nepal is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of plug sockets that Nepali use (types D, C and M) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving 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 tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nepal

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Nepal and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Nepal.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Nepal.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Nepal?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Nepali power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Nepali 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. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 Nepali 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Nepali power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Nepali power outlet

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type D USB charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Nepali power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate from the Nepali power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. This wall supply, sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6], looks like three circular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 Nepali 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 D power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Nepali power outlet

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type M USB adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Nepali power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Nepali power outlet you will need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type M USB power adapter in the Nepali power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 large round holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 Nepali 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Nepali power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal - wikipedia entry about Nepal
  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 between $5 to $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, priced between $15 to $20.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet, estimated price under $15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15.