How to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Madagascar

Learn how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Malagasy power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger, how to recharge the Jabra Solemate using a Type D power charger and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate using a Type E power plug

Malagasy power outlet

Various frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in another country, especially for the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate when you are travelling abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to supply power to your Jabra Solemate when you're in Madagascar by using the standard types D, C, E, J or K Malagasy 127 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type D power outlets are used by most Malagasy. If the Jabra Solemate slowly recharges or doesn't turn on when you are travelling to Madagascar from a different region please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Normally electrical devices which originate from a different country which use a higher voltage such as 240 volts either take longer to charge or won't power up, so check that the Jabra Solemate is a dual voltage device (normally marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

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 Madagascar

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Madagascar?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Madagascar.

What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate in Madagascar?

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Madagascar to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. Malagasy use five different types of wall outlets (D, C, E, J and K) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual travel adapters on your trip to Madagascar or occupying additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Madagascar

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Madagascar and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Madagascar.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Madagascar.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate in Madagascar?

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

Learn how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Malagasy power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Malagasy power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This unearthed power outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Turn on the Malagasy 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 Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using Type B USB cord and a Type D power charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate using a Malagasy power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Malagasy power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type D power outlet [6], can be recognised by the 3 circular holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Turn on the Malagasy 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Malagasy power outlet

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type E power charger to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Malagasy power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Malagasy power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two holes 19mm apart from each other where the twin pins slide into plus a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port is located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy 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 E power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Malagasy power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B connector with a Type J power charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Malagasy power outlet you'll need to use a Type J USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type J USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This hexagon shaped wall supply, sometimes called a Type J power outlet [10], can be recognised by the three large round holes forming a flattened triangular shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cord into the power 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 Malagasy 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 Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

Using type B USB cord and a Type K power charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Malagasy power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [13] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, technically known as the Type K power outlet [12], can be recognised by the three large holes forming an upside-down triangular shape and the bottom hole being semicircular in shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB 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. Turn on the Malagasy 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 Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar - Wikipedia entry about Madagascar
  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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  11. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  13. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters