Charging the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Yemen

A guide showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Yemeni power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type D USB charger, charging the Jabra Solemate using a three pinned Type G power charger and powering the Jabra Solemate using a double pinned Type A power adapter

Yemeni power outlet

Different standards and sockets can all lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate . If you're visiting Yemen the following useful instructions show how to charge the Jabra Solemate by using the types G, A or D Yemeni 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Yemen from another region ensure the Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging 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 Yemen

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Yemen?

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

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

If you are travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Jabra Solemate the best international travel charger for Yemen to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Yemenis use three different standards of plug sockets (types G, A and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for both types A and G. 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 faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Yemeni trip. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on the flight. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Yemen

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 Yemen.
  • 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 and is a much more cost effective 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Yemen.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Yemen?

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

Instructions showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Yemeni power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate from the Yemeni power outlet you will need to use 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 Yemeni power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three vertical holes with plastic shutters forming a triangle pattern 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 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. Turn on the Yemeni 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 recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Yemeni power outlet

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Yemeni power outlet

A guide showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Yemeni power outlet with USB Type B cord with a 3 pin Type A USB charger.

  1. To charge your Jabra Solemate using the Yemeni power outlet you will need a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Yemeni power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two adjacent slots next to each other for live and neutral blades. Please be aware that power cables with type A plugs which are rated at 125 V shouldn't be used in Yemen so please check first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB 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. Turn on the Yemeni 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 A power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Yemeni power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Yemeni power outlet

Instructions on how to power the Jabra Solemate with a Yemeni power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate from the Yemeni power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the Yemeni power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the three circular holes in a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Yemeni 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 recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Yemeni power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yemen - Yemen country 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/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters