How to charge the Jabra Solemate in India

Simple instructions showing you how to power your Jabra Solemate with an Indian power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger, charging the Jabra Solemate using a three pin Type D USB plug and charging the Jabra Solemate using a Type M USB charger

Indian power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. If you are going to India these useful instructions show how to power your Jabra Solemate by using the D, C or M type Indian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, most Indians normally use the Type D sockets in their wall outlets. You will discover power sockets will vary depending on which area you are in therefore we suggest reading the power supplies page for a full list of countries. If you are visiting India from a different region please make sure that your Jabra Solemate can accept a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it.

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 India

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in India?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in India.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in India?

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate the best travel power adapter for India is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Indians use three different standards of power outlets (D, C and M) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for a flexible power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated 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 India

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both India and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to India using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting India.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in India?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from an Indian power outlet

Using USB micro Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to power the Jabra Solemate with an Indian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate from the Indian 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. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro type B cord 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 located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Indian 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from an Indian power outlet

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

A step by step guide showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate from an Indian power outlet by using USB micro type B cord with a Type D USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate using the Indian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by three round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect 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 located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Indian 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 an Indian power outlet

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

Learn how to charge the Jabra Solemate from an Indian power outlet by using USB micro Type B connector and a Type M power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate from an Indian power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type M USB power adapter in the Indian power outlet. This wall outlet (technically known as a Type M power outlet [8]) looks like 3 round holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cord 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 located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Indian 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 an Indian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India - India page on wikipedia
  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, 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 at 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, 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, costing between $10 to $15.