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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power the Jabra Solemate with a Libyan power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type F power adapter, how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a double pin Type C Europlug power plug and how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a three pinned Type D USB plug

Libyan power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Jabra Solemate . This page was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate when you're in Libya.This page contains step-by-step instructions which shows what you'll need to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Libya by using the D, C, F or L type 127 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If the Jabra Solemate does not power up or charges slowly when travelling to Libya from another country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Devices which originate from a country which use a higher voltage such as 220 volts either take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use. However note that Barca, Benghazi, Derna, Sabha and Tobruk use a 230 volt power supply and not 110 volts. If you are planning to visit a Libyan city such as Tripoli please read the Libya Wikipedia web page [1] for more information prior to the area.

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 Libya

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Libya?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Libya by using the correct power adaptor.

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

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate and visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Libya to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. There are four different standards of wall outlets that Libyans use (types D, C, F and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type 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 types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters on your Libyan trip. Only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend buying this type of flexible power adapter online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Libya

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however 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 useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Libya.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Libya.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Libya?

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the Jabra Solemate with a Libyan power outlet with type B Micro USB cord and a Type C power adapter.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate from a Libyan power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Libyan power outlet. The power supply, also known as the Type C power outlet [3], can be identified by two circular adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 Libyan 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 Libyan power outlet

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

A guide showing you how to charge your Jabra Solemate from a Libyan power outlet using USB type B cable with a three pin Type D USB adapter.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate from a Libyan power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as the Type D power outlet [6]) can be identified by the three holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port is located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Libyan 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 Libyan power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Libyan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power the Jabra Solemate with a Libyan power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type F power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate from the Libyan power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by the two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins along with thin metal grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  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 found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Libyan 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 Libyan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Libyan power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Libyan power outlet with type B Micro USB connector with a Type L power adapter.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate from a Libyan power outlet you will need a Type L USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type L USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The flattened hexagon shaped wall supply, sometimes known as the Type L power outlet [10], looks like three large holes in a line. There are two types of Type L plug outlet, one rated for 10 amps and one for 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm thick round pins spaced 5.5mm apart whilst the 16 amp version has larger 5mm round pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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. Switch on the Libyan 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 L power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Libyan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libya - Libya Wikipedia web page
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  11. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L mains power outlet
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters