Charging the Jabra Solemate in Ireland

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type G USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate with an Irish power outlet.

Irish power outlet

When packing for a trip it's helpful to know in advance if you can use all your electronics when you arrive at your destination. But, without knowing which wall socket is used you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you arrive. Various standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page was specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate when you are visiting Ireland.This page contains simple instructions showing exactly what you'll need to charge the Jabra Solemate in Ireland by using their 230 volt 50Hz Type G Irish power outlet, the Irish will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. Most power sockets will change regionally therefore please read our Wiki Connections travel power connections page where you'll find a full list showing powering devices in different countries. When you are visiting Ireland from another region please check that your Jabra Solemate can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from overloading 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 Ireland

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Ireland?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to an Irish power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Ireland?

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate the best travel power adapter for Ireland is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the included heads over. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Irish trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

If you travel to Ireland we recommend buying a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ireland

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Ireland 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 Ireland 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 generous 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 Ireland.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Ireland?

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

Using USB micro Type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate from an Irish power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Jabra Solemate from an Irish 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. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter 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 Irish 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 Irish power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland - Irish page on Wikipedia.org
  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 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, priced at 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.