How to charge your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in England

Learn how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a British power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

British power outlet

Differing voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate when England.If you are visiting England these useful instructions show powering your Jabra Solemate using a standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G British plug outlet, the Britons will use BS 1363 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. Most power sources will change from country to country therefore please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries. If visiting England from a different country check your Jabra Solemate can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging 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 England

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in England?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in England by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate the best travel charger for England to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

This means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your British trip or occupying additional power outlets. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for England

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both England 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting England using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 is a more cost effective alternative to 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 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting England.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in England?

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

Instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a British power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from the British 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. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the British power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 slots with plastic shutters forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the USB 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. Switch on the British 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 British power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - England country Wiki 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, estimated price 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15.