Charging the Jabra Solemate when planning a trip to Gibraltar

Instructions on how to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Gibraltar power outlet using USB Type B cord with a three pin Type G power adapter and recharging the Jabra Solemate using a Type C Europlug power adapter.

Gibraltar power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to power their Jabra Solemate when staying in Gibraltar.When you are travelling to Gibraltar the following useful instructions show how to charge your Jabra Solemate by using their standard G or C type Gibraltar 240 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G wall outlets are typically used by most Gibraltarians. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of countries. When travelling to Gibraltar from a different country please double check the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you intend to stay somewhere such as Gibraltar or Waterport please refer to the Gibraltar Wiki page [1] for more indepth 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 Gibraltar

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Gibraltar?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Gibraltar by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Gibraltar?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Jabra Solemate then the best travel power adapter for Gibraltar is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Gibraltarians use two different types of power outlets (types G and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel adapters along with compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can recharge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Gibraltar

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact option for travellers originating from America going to Gibraltar.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Gibraltar.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Gibraltar?

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Gibraltar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Gibraltar power outlet using USB Type B cord with a three pin Type G power adapter.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate from a Gibraltar power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Gibraltar power outlet. You can recognise this plug supply by the three holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger 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 Gibraltar 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 a Gibraltar power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Gibraltar power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Gibraltar power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate from a Gibraltar power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Gibraltar power outlet. The wall outlet, also known as the Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug, can be recognised by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 Gibraltar 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Gibraltar power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gibraltar - Gibraltar 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, costing 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/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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs between $10 to $15.