How to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Australia

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate with an Australian power outlet by using Type B Micro USB connector and a Type I power charger.

Australian power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate in Australia. These instructions were written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate when going abroad.If you are staying in Australia these instructions show powering your Jabra Solemate using their 230 volt 50Hz I Type power outlet. When you are visiting Australia from a different country check your Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering 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 Australia

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Australia?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to an Australian power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate in Australia?

If travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate then the best international travel power adapter for Australia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets and using just a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Australia

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Australia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Australia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Australia.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate in Australia?

How to use a Type I power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from an Australian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate with an Australian power outlet by using Type B Micro USB connector and a Type I power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Jabra Solemate using an Australian power outlet you will need to buy a Type I USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type I USB power adapter and plugging it into the Australian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 slots in an upside-down triangle shape with the top two slots sloping upwards for the live, neutral and earth blades. Note that the live and neutral pins are configured reversed compared to Argentinian power outlets therefore please check that your Type I power adaptor is compatible with an Australian power supply.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B micro USB 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 found on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Australian 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 I power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from an Australian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia - Australian wikipedia page
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm - Type I power outlet
  4. Type I USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type I mains power outlet, 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.