Charging the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Iraq

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from an Iraqi power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord and a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter, powering the Jabra Solemate using a 3 pin Type G USB plug and powering the Jabra Solemate using a Type D power adapter

Iraqi power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate . These instructions have been written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate abroad.These step by step instructions will show you exactly what you'll need to power the Jabra Solemate when you're visiting Iraq by using their standard Type G, C or D 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If visiting Iraq from a different country please make sure that your Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Jabra Solemate was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged 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 Iraq

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Iraq?

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

What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Iraq?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best travel adapter for Iraq is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Iraqis use three different types of power outlets (G, C and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 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 travel chargers along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Iraqi trip. Because you are only packing a single international travel charger will keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Iraq

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Iraq.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • Yubi Universal Power Strip Kit - The Yobi only has 2 USB charging ports but offers a more flexible 6 AC outlets. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, B, E, F, G and I making it ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Iraq.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Iraq?

Powering the Jabra Solemate with an Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Learn how to power the Jabra Solemate from an Iraqi power outlet using USB micro type B connector and a Type G USB charger.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate using the Iraqi power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the wall supply. This plug supply, sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by 3 rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Iraqi 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 Iraqi power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from an Iraqi power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord and a 3 pin Type C Europlug power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Iraqi power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First insert the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes where the twin pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 Iraqi 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 an Iraqi power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from an Iraqi power outlet

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type D USB adapter to power the Jabra Solemate with an Iraqi power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate using the Iraqi power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. The power supply, technically known as a Type D power outlet [8], can be identified by 3 round holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB 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. Turn on the Iraqi 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 D power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from an Iraqi power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq - wikipedia entry about Iraq
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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