Charging the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Tajikistan

A guide showing how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Tajikistani power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a Type C USB charger and charging the Jabra Solemate using a two pin Schuko Type F power adapter.

Tajikistani power outlet

Different standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate abroad.If you're visiting Tajikistan the following instructions show how to power your Jabra Solemate by using their types F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will find power will change depending on which region you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of regions and countries. If you are visiting Tajikistan from another country double check the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when charging it.

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 Tajikistan

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Tajikistan?

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

What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Tajikistan?

When travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate or visiting more than one country the best travel charger for Tajikistan is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Tajikistanis use two different standards of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring 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 as well as being convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Tajikistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tajikistan and over 150 destinations:

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

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

A guide showing how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Tajikistani power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate using the Tajikistani power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall supply (called the Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is identified by the two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Tajikistani 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Tajikistani power outlet

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

A guide showing how to power the Jabra Solemate with a Tajikistani power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type F USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Tajikistani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Tajikistani power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two large round adjacent holes where the twin pins go, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger 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. Switch on the Tajikistani 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 Tajikistani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajikistan - Tajikistani country Wiki page
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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