How to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Cambodia

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Jabra Solemate from a Cambodian power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a Type A power charger, how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a Type G power plug and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate using a two pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Cambodian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate in Cambodia. These guidelines were written to assist travellers wanting to charge their Jabra Solemate when they are travelling abroad.These instructions shows exactly how to power the Jabra Solemate when staying in Cambodia by using the standard types G, A or C Cambodian 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Cambodia from another country please ensure that the Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

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 Cambodia

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Cambodia?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Cambodia?

When you are travelling to more than one country the best international travel power adapter for Cambodia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Cambodians use three different types of plug sockets (G, A and C) and using a travel charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on the flight. 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 on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cambodia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] 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 these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cambodia 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 North America going to Cambodia using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a more generous 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Cambodia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Cambodia?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Cambodian power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G power charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Cambodian power outlet.

  1. To power your Jabra Solemate from the Cambodian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Cambodian power outlet. The power supply (called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by the 3 slots in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB connector into the bottom of the mains USB 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 Cambodian 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 G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Cambodian power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Cambodian power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a three pin Type A USB adapter.

  1. In order to power your Jabra Solemate using a Cambodian power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as the Type A power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin adjacent slots. Be aware that power cords used with type A plugs which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so please check prior to proceeding.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the USB power charger 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 Cambodian 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 Cambodian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Cambodian power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate from a Cambodian power outlet using Type B Micro USB cord and a Europlug Type C power adapter.

  1. To supply power to your Jabra Solemate using the Cambodian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Cambodian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other where the two pins slide into.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Switch on the Cambodian 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Cambodian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cambodia - Cambodia country 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
  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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters