How to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Laos

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate from a Lao power outlet with micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter, recharging the Jabra Solemate using a Type E power charger and powering the Jabra Solemate using a two pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Lao power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning to stay in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist visitors wanting to charge their Jabra Solemate abroad.If you're travelling to Laos the following instructions show charging your Jabra Solemate using their F, C or E type 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sources will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections global power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Laos from another country please ensure the Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overloading when powering up.

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 Laos

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Laos?

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

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

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Laos is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [9]. There are three types of wall outlets that Laos use (types F, C and E) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied 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 chargers and support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [9] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Laos

The 4 port USB travel charger [9] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Laos using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Laos.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate in Laos?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate from a Lao power outlet with type B USB cord and a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Lao power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Lao power outlet. The power outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two circular holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  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 can be found on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Lao 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Lao power outlet

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

Using Type B Micro USB connector and a Type E power charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Lao power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate from the Lao power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the Lao power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two adjacent holes and one metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect 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 Lao 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 Lao power outlet

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

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

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Lao power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it into the Lao power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two adjacent holes where the pins slide into along with thin metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect one 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 Lao 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 Lao power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laos - Laos 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/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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  9. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters