Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Syria

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate from a Syrian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable and a Type L USB charger, how to power the Jabra Solemate using a Type C Europlug power charger and how to power the Jabra Solemate using a Type E USB plug

Syrian power outlet

Complicated region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate . These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Syria.If planning a trip to Syria the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Jabra Solemate by using their types E, C or L 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sources will change from region to region so we suggest reading the Wikiconnections world power sockets page where you'll find a full list of charging devices in different destinations. When travelling to Syria from a different region ensure your Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Jabra Solemate was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure your Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overloading whilst powering it up. If you plan on taking a trip to a Syrian place such as Aleppo we also suggest reading the Syria entry on wikipedia [1] for further information.

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 Syria

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Syria?

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

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

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your Jabra Solemate the best international travel adapter for Syria to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Syrians use three different types of power outlets (types E, C and L) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of power adapters along with additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

Having a four port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

We recommend buying a flexible travel charger of this nature online; the power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Syria

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Syria using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Syria.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Syria?

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Syrian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter to power the Jabra Solemate with a Syrian power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate using the Syrian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet is identified by 2 round holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector 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 is located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Syrian 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Syrian power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Using USB Micro type B cord with a three pin Type E power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Syrian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate using the Syrian power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the Syrian power outlet. This recessed round power outlet, also known as a CEE 7/7 outlet, can be identified by two circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the live and neutral pins slide into and a single metal grounding pin protruding the top forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Syrian 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 Syrian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Syrian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro connector with a Type L power adapter to power the Jabra Solemate from a Syrian power outlet.

  1. To power your Jabra Solemate using the Syrian power outlet you will need to buy a Type L USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type L USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the squashed hexagon shaped plug supply by the 3 large adjecent holes forming a line. Please note there are two different variations of Type L plug supply rated for 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm thick pins spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm round pins which are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector 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 is located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Syrian 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 Syrian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria - Syria entry on wikipedia
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  9. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L 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