How to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Saudi Arabia

Instructions showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter, how to recharge the Jabra Solemate using a Type G power plug and recharging the Jabra Solemate using a Type B power charger

Saudi Arabian power outlet

If packing for a vacation it can be useful to know in advance if you can charge any electronics like mobiles or laptop computers when you arrive. Without knowing which power supply is being used you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore having to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate when you're going abroad.This page has simple instructions showing you exactly how to power the Jabra Solemate when travelling to Saudi Arabia by using the standard types G, A, B or D Saudi Arabian 220 volt 60Hz wall outlets, please note that Type G plug outlets will be normally used by a majority of Saudi Arabians. When you are travelling to Saudi Arabia from a different region make sure that your Jabra Solemate can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent 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 Saudi Arabia

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Saudi Arabia?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate in Saudi Arabia?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Saudi Arabia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four different standards of wall outlets in Saudi Arabia (types G, A, B and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saudi Arabia

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors 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 crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saudi Arabia 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Saudi Arabia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 Saudi Arabia.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate in Saudi Arabia?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Using Type B micro USB connector and a Type G power charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Saudi Arabian power outlet. The power outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Switch on the Saudi Arabian 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 G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Instructions showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Saudi Arabian power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate using a Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This wall supply (called a Type A power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 Saudi Arabian 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 A power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

How to use a Type B power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Using type B USB cord and a Type B power charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate from the Saudi Arabian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the Saudi Arabian power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type B power outlet [8], is recognised by the two thin slots where the twin blades slide into with a hole below for the ground pin.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power 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 Saudi Arabian 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 B power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

How to use a Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

Using Micro USB Type B connector and a Schuko Type F power charger to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Saudi Arabian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate using a Saudi Arabian power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round wall supply (called a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [10]) can be recognised by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Turn on the Saudi Arabian 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 Schuko Type F power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Saudi Arabian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudi_Arabia - Saudi Arabian 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, 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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet, costs between $10 to $15.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, priced under $25.
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet, around $10.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $10 to $15.