Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Wales

Learn how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Welsh power outlet with USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

Welsh power outlet

Varying complicated region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. These instructions were specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate abroad.This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you'll need to power your Jabra Solemate when you are visiting Wales using a standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type Welsh power outlet, with the Welsh using a BS 1363 13 amp plug for wall outlets. You'll discover that power sockets differ depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the Europe and power supplies page for a full list of regions and countries. When travelling to Wales from a different region ensure 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 110 volts double check the Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overloading 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 Wales

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Wales?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Welsh power outlet.

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

When travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than your Jabra Solemate then the best international travel adapter for Wales is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers for your Welsh trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Wales we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Wales

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, however for visitors also wishing 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 when visiting regions with unreliable power supplies. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Wales 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Wales 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a 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 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Wales.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Wales?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Welsh power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate from a Welsh power outlet with micro USB Type B cord with a three pin Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Welsh 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 into the power supply. You can identify the power supply by the three holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains 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. Turn on the Welsh 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 charging your Jabra Solemate from a Welsh power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - Welsh Wikipedia 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