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

Learn how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Singapore power outlet by using micro USB Type B connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter, powering the Jabra Solemate using a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger and how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a three pinned Type M USB charger

Singapore power outlet

Various voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country, especially if you've never been there before. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate when you are going to Singapore.This page contains step by step instructions demonstrating exactly how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate when you are travelling to Singapore using their types G, C or M Singapore 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G power outlets will be typically used by a majority of Singaporeans. When you are visiting Singapore from a different region please ensure that the Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240v supply. If your Jabra Solemate originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check 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 whilst powering it. If you intend to visit a Singapore city such as Singapore or Sentosa we also suggest referring to the Visit Singapore [1] for more 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 Singapore

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Singapore?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in Singapore by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate or visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Singapore to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of power outlets that Singaporeans use (types G, C and M) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Singapore

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Singapore 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Singapore.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Singapore.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Singapore?

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

Learn how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Singapore power outlet by using micro USB Type B connector and a three pin Type G USB adapter.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate from the Singapore 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 the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify the plug outlet by 3 vertical rectangular holes forming a triangular pattern. These are the most common sockets found in Singapore.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B Micro USB 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 to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Singapore 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 Singapore power outlet

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Singapore power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Singapore power outlet using Type B USB cable with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate from the Singapore power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] 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. This power outlet can be recognised by the two round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go. Type C electrical outlets in Singapore aren't as commonplace.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 is located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Singapore 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Singapore power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Singapore power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type M power charger.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate using the Singapore power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug the Type M USB power adapter into the Singapore power outlet. The power supply (technically known as a Type M power outlet [8]) can be identified by the three holes in a triangular pattern. Type M plug outlets in Singapore aren't as commonplace.
  3. Plug in 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 is located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Singapore 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 Singapore power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. http://www.visitsingapore.com/en/ - Visit Singapore
  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, priced at 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, priced at 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, between $10 to $15.
  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, costing under $15.
  10. 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.