Charging the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in UK

How to connect a UK power outlet to the Jabra Solemate

UK power outlet

When packing for a holiday to The United Kingdom it can often be useful to know if you can charge all your vital electronics such as mobile phones or tablets that you are bringing with you. Without knowing which power socket is used in The United Kingdom you may end up either bringing unnecessary adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, therefore needing to borrow a potentially expensive adaptor on arrival which might not be compatible. Various standards and plug types can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate in The United Kingdom. This guide has been specifically written to stop visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge their Jabra Solemate abroad.The following instructions tells you how to charge your Jabra Solemate when travelling to The United Kingdom using their standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the British will use BS 1363 13 amp plugs for charging. If you are visiting The United Kingdom from a different region please double check 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 110v ensure that your device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating 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 UK

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in UK?

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

What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in The United Kingdom?

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Jabra Solemate the best international travel charger for The United Kingdom to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America 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 and additional support for more power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters on your trip. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage and convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to The United Kingdom we suggest buying a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for UK

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] 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 these 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 grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both UK and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting UK.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting UK.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in The United Kingdom?

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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Type G USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate from a UK power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a UK power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the power outlet. The wall supply, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be identified by 3 rectangular slots in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro type B cable into the bottom of the mains power 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. Turn on the UK 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 UK power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - UK Wikipedia web page
  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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters