Charging the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Pakistan

Simple instructions showing you how to power the Jabra Solemate from a Pakistani power outlet with USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C power charger, how to power the Jabra Solemate using a 3 pin Type G USB plug and how to power the Jabra Solemate using a Type D USB plug

Pakistani power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning to stay in another country for the first time traveller. This page contains simple instructions showing you how to supply power to the Jabra Solemate when you're visiting Pakistan using the Type G, C, D or M 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Pakistan from another country make sure your Jabra Solemate can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Jabra Solemate was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you intend on taking a trip to a Pakistani city like Karachi or Lahore read the Pakistan Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth information.

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 Pakistan

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Pakistan?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Pakistani power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Pakistan?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Jabra Solemate the best international travel adapter for Pakistan is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Pakistanis use four different types of power outlets (types G, C, D and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the included plugs over. If your type of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power chargers. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Pakistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America going to Pakistan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 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 a more flexible 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 Pakistan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Pakistan?

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate using the Pakistani power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Pakistani power outlet. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the USB charger 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 Pakistani 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 Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate from a Pakistani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Pakistani power outlet. The wall outlet, also called the Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug, can be identified by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port is located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Pakistani 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 Pakistani power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type D power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate from a Pakistani power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type D USB power adapter into the Pakistani power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three circular holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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. Turn on the Pakistani 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 Pakistani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Pakistani power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type M power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Pakistani power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using the Pakistani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet, technically called the Type M power outlet [10], can be identified by the 3 large circular holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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. Turn on the Pakistani 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 M power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Pakistani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistan - Pakistan 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, estimated price 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, estimated cost under $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, priced at under $15.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, between $15 to $20.
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  11. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet, costs between $10 to $15.
  12. 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.