Charging the Jabra Solemate when visiting Kazakhstan

Using USB type B cord and a 3 pinned Type C power adapter to charge your Jabra Solemate from a Kazakhstani power outlet and how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

Kazakhstani power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate when you are going to Kazakhstan.The following step by step guide will show you exactly how to charge your Jabra Solemate when you're in Kazakhstan by using their Type F or C Kazakhstani 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting Kazakhstan from another country please check your Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to stop 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 Kazakhstan

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Kazakhstan?

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

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

When travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Kazakhstan is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Kazakhstanis use two different standards of wall outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers. Only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Kazakhstan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Kazakhstan 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Kazakhstan.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Kazakhstan.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Kazakhstan?

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB type B cord and a 3 pinned Type C power adapter to charge your Jabra Solemate from a Kazakhstani power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate from the Kazakhstani power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Kazakhstani power outlet. This power outlet, also called a Europlug, is identified by two holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins sit.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the mains USB 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. Switch on the Kazakhstani 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 Kazakhstani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Kazakhstani power outlet

Instructions on how to charge your Jabra Solemate from a Kazakhstani power outlet using Type B USB micro cord and a Type F USB adapter.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate from a Kazakhstani power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other, plus thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B cord into the bottom of 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 Kazakhstani 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 F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Kazakhstani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakhstan - Wikipedia.org entry about Kazakhstan
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters