Charging the Jabra Solemate when planning a trip to Kuwait

Simple instructions showing you how to power the Jabra Solemate from a Kuwaiti power outlet with Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter and powering the Jabra Solemate using a Type C Europlug power adapter.

Kuwaiti power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to charge the Jabra Solemate abroad.If staying in Kuwait this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Jabra Solemate by using their standard Type G or C 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover power supplies will vary depending on which region you are visiting therefore please read the travel power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Kuwait from a different country please double check the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure your Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating when powering up.

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 Kuwait

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Kuwait?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Kuwait?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Jabra Solemate then the best international travel adapter for Kuwait is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Kuwaitis use two different standards of wall outlets (types G and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers or occupying additional power sockets. Because you are only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Kuwait

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Kuwait using 3 pin type B 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 originating from America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 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 Kuwait.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Kuwait?

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

Using Type B USB Micro connector with a Type G USB charger to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Kuwaiti power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Jabra Solemate using a Kuwaiti 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Kuwaiti power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by three rectangular slots with plastic shutters in 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 bottom of the USB charger 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 Kuwaiti 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 G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Kuwaiti power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Kuwaiti power outlet with type B micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type C USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Jabra Solemate using a Kuwaiti 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter into the Kuwaiti power outlet. The power outlet, sometimes called the Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB 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 Kuwaiti 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 a Kuwaiti power outlet

See also

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