How to charge your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Afghanistan

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate from an Afghan power outlet and charging the Jabra Solemate using a 2 pinned Schuko Type F power plug.

Afghan power outlet

Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to stop visitors worrying if they can power their Jabra Solemate when they are staying abroad.If you are visiting Afghanistan these useful instructions show powering your Jabra Solemate using the standard types F or C Afghan 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Afghanistan from a different region please ensure that the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure the Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering 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 Afghanistan

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Afghanistan?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to an Afghan power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Afghanistan?

When you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate the best travel charger for Afghanistan to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Afghans use (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your type of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Afghanistan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Afghanistan.
  • 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Afghanistan.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Afghanistan?

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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate from an Afghan power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate from the Afghan power outlet you'll 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 inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. This plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger 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 Afghan 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 an Afghan power outlet

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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate from an Afghan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Jabra Solemate using an Afghan power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Afghan power outlet. The sunken round wall supply (called a Type F power outlet [6]) can be identified by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral, plus a pair of two grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger 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 Afghan 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 an Afghan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan - Wikipedia page about Afghanistan
  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