Charging the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Hong Kong

Using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type G power adapter to power the Jabra Solemate with a Hong Kong power outlet.

Hong Kong power outlet

When organizing a holiday to Hong Kong it can be helpful to know if you can use your vital devices when you're there. However, without knowing which wall socket is used in Hong Kong you could end up either over packing with too many adaptors or pack the wrong power adaptor, therefore having to purchase a potentially expensive power adaptor on arrival. Various combinations of voltages and region codes can often be confusing when planning to stay in a new country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate when visiting abroad.This page is a useful guide which shows exactly what you'll need to charge the Jabra Solemate when you're travelling to Hong Kong by using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type G wall outlet, with the Hongkongese using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. Most power sockets differ regionally therefore we suggest reading the Wikiconnections global power connections guide for a complete list showing powering devices in different regions and countries. When travelling to Hong Kong from another region ensure your Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering 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 Hong Kong

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Hong Kong?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Hong Kong?

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

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters along with additional support for more power demanding devices.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single international USB 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 the airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets using only a single power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Hong Kong

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Hong Kong and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Hong Kong.
  • 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 offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Hong Kong.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Hong Kong?

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Hong Kong power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing how to power the Jabra Solemate with a Hong Kong power outlet using Type B USB cable and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Hong Kong 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. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it in the Hong Kong power outlet. This plug outlet (known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the power 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 Hong Kong 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Hong Kong power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong - wikipedia.org web page about Hong Kong
  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