Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in The Isle of Man

Using USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type G power adapter to power the Jabra Solemate with a Manx power outlet.

Manx power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to power your Jabra Solemate . This guide was written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate when they're staying in The Isle of Man.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the Jabra Solemate when you're travelling to The Isle of Man using a standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Manx power outlet, with the Manx using 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If you are visiting The Isle of Man from another country check that the Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Jabra Solemate was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you intend to stay in a place like Douglas or Onchan please refer to the Manx Wikipedia web 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 The Isle of Man

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in The Isle of Man?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Manx power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in The Isle of Man?

When travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate the best travel charger for The Isle of Man to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy seperate travel chargers on your trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to The Isle of Man we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online; the power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Isle of Man

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, 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 necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international 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 The Isle of Man.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for 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 The Isle of Man.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in The Isle of Man?

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

Using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type G power charger to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Manx power outlet.

  1. To power your Jabra Solemate using the Manx power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the Manx power outlet. This plug supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into 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 Manx 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 Manx power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_Man - Manx 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costs under $15.