Charging the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Bhutan

A guide showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Bhutanese power outlet with type B USB micro cord with a three pin Type D power charger, powering the Jabra Solemate using a three pinned Type G power adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate using a double pin Type C power adapter

Bhutanese power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. If you're visiting Bhutan the following instructions show how to power your Jabra Solemate by using their types G, C, D, F or M 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If visiting Bhutan from a different country please make sure that your Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Jabra Solemate was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you intend on taking a trip to a destination such as Thimphu or Phuntsholing we recommend referring to the Bhutanese Wikipedia web page [1] for more details on visiting the location.

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 Bhutan

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Bhutan?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Bhutanese power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Bhutan?

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate then the best international travel adapter for Bhutan to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. There are five different standards of plug sockets in Bhutan (types G, C, D, F and M) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel chargers, along with compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel adapters or occupying additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Bhutan

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Bhutan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi has just 2 USB charging ports but offers 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Bhutan.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Bhutan?

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

A guide showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Bhutanese power outlet with type B USB micro connector with a three pin Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate from a Bhutanese power outlet you'll 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 outlet. The wall supply, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 vertical rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port is located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Bhutanese 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 Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Bhutanese power outlet

A guide showing how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Bhutanese power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. To charge your Jabra Solemate using the Bhutanese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Bhutanese power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the power adapter 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. Turn on the Bhutanese 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Bhutanese power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B cord and a Type D USB charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. To power your Jabra Solemate using the Bhutanese power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Bhutanese power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the 3 round holes in 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 mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Bhutanese 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 Bhutanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A guide showing how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Bhutanese power outlet with Type B USB micro connector with a three pinned Type F USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate from a Bhutanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. The round plug supply can be recognised by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a pair of two metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the bottom of the power adapter 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. Turn on the Bhutanese 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 Bhutanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Bhutanese power outlet

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type M USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate from a Bhutanese power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Jabra Solemate from a Bhutanese power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [13] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type M USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, technically known as a Type M power outlet [12], can be recognised by 3 round holes in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. 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 Bhutanese 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.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Bhutanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutan - Bhutanese 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
  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. 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
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  13. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  14. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters