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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with an Israeli power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type H power charger, recharging the Jabra Solemate using a double pin Type C Europlug USB charger and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate using a 3 pinned Type M power plug

Israeli power outlet

Differing combinations of standards and sockets can often be confusing when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate abroad.The following step by step guide shows you how to power the Jabra Solemate when you are visiting Israel by using the M, C or H type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Israelis typically use the Type H sockets in their power outlets. You will discover most power sockets will change depending on which area you taking a trip to therefore please read our Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are visiting Israel from a different country ensure the Jabra Solemate can accept a 220v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure that your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

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 Israel

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Israel?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Israel?

When you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate and visiting more than one country then the best international travel charger for Israel is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Israelis use three different types of plug sockets (types M, C and H) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices.

This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power 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 power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Israel

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Israel and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Israel using type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Israel.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Israel?

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

A guide showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate from an Israeli power outlet with type B USB connector with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate from an Israeli 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 inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet is recognised by the 2 adjacent holes. Type C power outlets in Israel are less common, however the ungrounded Type C plug can also fit into Type H power outlets which are more popular in Israel.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the USB power 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. Turn on the Israeli 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 an Israeli power outlet

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

Using USB type B cable with a Type H USB adapter to charge your Jabra Solemate from an Israeli power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate using the Israeli power outlet you'll need to buy a Type H USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug the Type H USB power adapter into the Israeli power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 slots facing the direction of the middle forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins. The more recently made type H wall supplies also have rounded holes in the middle of each thin slot to accommodate the round pinned Type C plugs, these are compatible with almost 140 other countries. The most common sockets found in Israel are Type H plug sockets.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter 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. Turn on the Israeli 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 an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type H USB adapter

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

A step by step guide showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate from an Israeli power outlet using USB type B cable with a Type M USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using the Israeli power outlet you'll need to buy 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 in the Israeli power outlet. The power supply (technically called a Type M power outlet [8]) can be recognised by the 3 circular holes forming a triangular shape. Type M power outlets in Israel are less common. These outlets are being phased out in Israel in favour of Type H power outlets and are only typically used with high wattage equipment.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter 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. Turn on the Israeli 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 an Israeli power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://new.goisrael.com/ - Go Israel
  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, costs 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/typeH.htm - Type H power outlet
  7. Type H USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type H mains power outlet, under $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, 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, priced under $15.