Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Thailand

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Thai power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter, recharging the Jabra Solemate using a Type A USB charger and powering the Jabra Solemate using a Type B USB charger

Thai power outlet

Differing combinations of region codes and plugs can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate when they're travelling abroad.These step by step instructions shows how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate when travelling to Thailand using their standard B, A or C type Thai 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type B plug outlets will be used by a majority of Thai. If you are travelling to Thailand from a different region please check the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 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 avoid the device from overloading 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 Thailand

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Thailand?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Thai power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Thailand?

If you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate the best travel charger for Thailand to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of plug sockets in Thailand (B, A and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple power adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on your flight. Due to their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel often we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Thailand

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Thailand and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Thailand.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Thailand.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Thailand?

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Thai power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type A power adapter to power the Jabra Solemate with a Thai power outlet.

  1. To charge your Jabra Solemate using the Thai power outlet you will need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type A USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet (known as the Type A power outlet [3]) is identified by the 2 thin adjacent slots next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of 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 Thai 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 Thai power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Thai power outlet

Using USB micro type B cord with a three pin Type B power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Thai power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Jabra Solemate from a Thai power outlet you'll need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the Thai power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by the 2 thin slots parallel to each other with a hole below for the slightly long ground pin.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Thai 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 recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Thai power outlet

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

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Thai power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. In order to power your Jabra Solemate from a Thai power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter into the Thai power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger 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 Thai 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 Thai power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thailand - Thai Wikipedia web page
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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, under $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet, under $25.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, costing between $10 to $15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under $15.