How to charge the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Taiwan

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate from a Taiwanese power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a Type A power charger and powering the Jabra Solemate using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter.

Taiwanese power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate when you are staying abroad.This page has instructions showing exactly how to power the Jabra Solemate when you are visiting Taiwan by using the Type B or A 110 volt 60Hz power outlets, please note that Type B plug outlets will be normally used by most Taiwanese. Most power supplies will vary from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a full list of powering devices in different destinations. If your Jabra Solemate charges slowly or does not power up when travelling to Taiwan from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from another country which use a higher voltage (for example 240 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check your Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (usually marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

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 Taiwan

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Taiwan?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in Taiwan.

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

If travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Taiwan is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of power outlets in Taiwan (types B and A) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type A. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other adapters this means you can charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Taiwan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting 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 when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Taiwan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Taiwan.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate in Taiwan?

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Taiwanese power outlet

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate from a Taiwanese power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a Type A power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate from the Taiwanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] 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 Taiwanese power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 slots next to each other where the two blades slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 Taiwanese 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 A power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Taiwanese power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Taiwanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Using USB type B cable with a Type B power charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Taiwanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Jabra Solemate using a Taiwanese power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two thin slots parallel to each other with a hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 is located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Taiwanese 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 Taiwanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan - Taiwan 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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters