How to charge the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Lebanon

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Lebanese power outlet by using type B USB cord and a three pinned Type G USB adapter, charging the Jabra Solemate using a 2 pinned Type A USB charger and recharging the Jabra Solemate using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Lebanese power outlet

Differing combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can power their Jabra Solemate abroad.This guide shows what you'll need to charge the Jabra Solemate when travelling to Lebanon by using the standard types G, A, B, C or D Lebanese 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Lebanese use Type G sockets in their plug outlets. If travelling to Lebanon from another country please ensure the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging. If you intend to stay somewhere like Beirut we suggest referring to the wikipedia entry about Lebanon [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling 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 Lebanon

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Lebanon?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in Lebanon.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Lebanon?

If travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate then the best international travel power adapter for Lebanon to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. There are five types of plug sockets that Lebanese use (types G, A, B, C and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A, C and G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip or occupying additional power outlets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we recommend searching for an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Lebanon

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. 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 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 Lebanon using 3 pin 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 and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only one 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Lebanon.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Lebanon?

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using USB type B cable with a Type G power charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate using a Lebanese power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes called a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B micro USB cord into the power charger 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 Lebanese 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 Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type A power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Lebanese power outlet

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate from the Lebanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by 2 adjacent slots next to each other. Please be aware power cables with type A sockets which are rated at less that 240 V should not be used so we suggest checking prior to continuing.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 Lebanese 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 A power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Lebanese power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate from a Lebanese power outlet using Type B USB cord and a Type B USB adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate using a Lebanese power outlet you will need a Type B USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type B USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes known as a Type B power outlet [8]) can be identified by two thin slots with a single semicircle shaped hole below for the slightly longer earthed pin. Be aware power cables with type B outlets which are rated at 125 volts shouldn't be used so we suggest checking first.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Lebanese 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 Lebanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Lebanese power outlet

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Lebanese power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Lebanese power outlet. The plug outlet can be recognised by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter 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 Lebanese 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Lebanese power outlet

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

Using USB type B cable with a Type D power charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Lebanese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Lebanese power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [13] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Lebanese power outlet. The power outlet (called a Type D power outlet [12]) can be identified by three circular holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power charger 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 Lebanese 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 Lebanese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanon - wikipedia entry about Lebanon
  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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  7. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  9. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  11. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  13. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  14. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters