Charging the Jabra Solemate when planning a trip to Bahrain

Using Type B USB Micro connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Bahraini power outlet.

Bahraini power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plug types can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent visitors having to worry if they can charge the Jabra Solemate abroad.This page has step-by-step instructions which shows how to charge the Jabra Solemate when you are in Bahrain using the 230 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, the Bahrainis will use a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. Power sockets are different depending on which area you are visiting so we suggest reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Bahrain from a different country please check the Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

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 Bahrain

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Bahrain?

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

What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Bahrain?

When travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate or visiting more than one country the best international travel adapter for Bahrain to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Bahraini trip or using up additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Bahrain we suggest searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Bahrain

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Bahrain and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Bahrain.
  • 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 price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Bahrain.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Bahrain?

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

Using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Bahraini power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate from a Bahraini power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this plug supply by the three rectangular holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Turn on the Bahraini 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 Bahraini power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bahrain - Wikipedia entry about Bahrain
  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
  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
  6. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters