How to charge your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Jersey

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Jersey power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Type G power adapter.

Jersey power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Jabra Solemate in Jersey. When going to Jersey this page has instructions showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate using a standard 230 volt 50Hz Type G Jersey plug outlet, the Channel Islanders will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. If travelling to Jersey from another country please double check your Jabra Solemate can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop 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 Jersey

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Jersey?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Jersey power outlet.

What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Jersey?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Jersey is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the plugs. If your model of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a 4 port adapter will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters or using up additional wall outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Jersey

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 North America going to Jersey.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly 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 and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Jersey.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Jersey?

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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Jersey power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Jabra Solemate from the Jersey 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. Begin by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by the 3 rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains 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. Turn on the Jersey 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 charging your Jabra Solemate from a Jersey power outlet

See also

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