How to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Indonesia

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate from an Indonesian power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a three pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter, recharging the Jabra Solemate using a Type G power plug and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate using a Type C power plug

Indonesian power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate in Indonesia. This guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your Jabra Solemate when you are travelling to Indonesia by using the standard types G, C or F Indonesian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Indonesians will typically use the Type G wall outlets. When you are travelling to Indonesia from another region please make sure the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure the Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter 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 Indonesia

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Indonesia?

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

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Indonesia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Indonesians use three different types of wall outlets (G, C and F) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Indonesia or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Indonesia

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 the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Indonesia 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 America visiting Indonesia.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Indonesia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Indonesia?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate from an Indonesian power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate using an Indonesian power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the Indonesian power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes containing shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into 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 Indonesian 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 an Indonesian power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from an Indonesian power outlet

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter to recharge the Jabra Solemate from an Indonesian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate from the Indonesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] 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 Indonesian power outlet. You can identify this power supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB connector into the power charger 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. Turn on the Indonesian 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from an Indonesian power outlet

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

Learn how to recharge your Jabra Solemate from an Indonesian power outlet with type B USB cord and a Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate from the Indonesian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This round wall supply (called a Schuko outlet or Type F power outlet [8]) can be recognised by the two large circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB connector into 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 Indonesian 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 Indonesian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia - Indonesian 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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