Charging the Jabra Solemate when planning a trip to Macau

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Macanese power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type F USB charger, how to power the Jabra Solemate using a 3 pin Type G power adapter and recharging the Jabra Solemate using a 3 pin Type D power charger

Macanese power outlet

When packing for a trip to Macau it can be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to charge all your devices like cell phones or tablets that you'll be bringing along with you. By not knowing which power socket to expect you could pack the wrong power charger, leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive charger when you need to recharge which might not be compatible and cause problems with your Jabra Solemate. Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power your Jabra Solemate . These instructions have been specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power their Jabra Solemate when staying in Macau.When you are planning a holiday to Macau this page contains useful instructions showing charging the Jabra Solemate by using their standard G, D, F or M type Macanese 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please note Type G power outlets will be used by a majority of Macanese. Most power is different from region to region therefore we suggest reading the Asia page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Macau from a different country please double check the Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Jabra Solemate was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating during charging. If you're planning on taking a trip to a Macanese city like Macau or Mong Ha Hill we also suggest reading the Macau Wikipedia page [1] for more details.

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 Macau

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Macau?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Macau by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Macau?

When travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Jabra Solemate then the best travel charger for Macau to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Macanese use four different types of power outlets (types G, D, F and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers this will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers. By only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on your flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Macau

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Macau.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Macau.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Macau?

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

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Macanese power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type G power adapter.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate from a Macanese 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 by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The wall outlet (technically called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes forming a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Macanese 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 Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Macanese power outlet

Learn how to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Macanese power outlet using Type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate using the Macanese 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. Plug the Type D USB power adapter into the Macanese power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by the three circular holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter 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 Macanese 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 D power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Macanese power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Macanese power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Macanese power outlet using Type B USB Micro cable and a 3 pin Type F USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using the Macanese power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the Macanese power outlet. This recessed round plug supply, sometimes called the Schuko outlet, can be identified by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins, plus two metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB 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. Switch on the Macanese 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 F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Macanese power outlet

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Learn how to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Macanese power outlet using Type B micro USB connector and a 3 pin Type M power adapter.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate from a Macanese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type M USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. The power outlet (sometimes called the Type M power outlet [10]) can be recognised by 3 large circular holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter 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 Macanese 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Macanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macau - Macau 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/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/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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  11. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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