How to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in The Maldives

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Maldivian power outlet by using Type B USB cord and a three pin Type G USB adapter, how to recharge the Jabra Solemate using a Type D power charger and charging the Jabra Solemate using a Type J power plug

Maldivian power outlet

Complicated voltages and plugs can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country if you've never visited before. This guide has been specifically written to prevent people worrying if they can power the Jabra Solemate abroad.If you are staying in Maldives the following instructions show charging your Jabra Solemate by using the standard types G, D, J, K or L Maldivian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Maldivians use Type G sockets in their power outlets. If travelling to Maldives from another country please ensure that the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240 volt 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 voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged during charging.

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 The Maldives

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in The Maldives?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Maldivian power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel power adapter for Maldives to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. Maldivians use five different types of plug sockets (G, D, J, K and L) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. By only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on the plane. Because of 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 tablets and smartphones with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for a versatile travel charger like this at an electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Maldives

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] 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 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 power grids. These travel converters come 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 power converter for travellers originating from America visiting The Maldives.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting The Maldives.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Maldives?

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Maldivian 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 Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate using a Maldivian 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 Maldivian power outlet. The plug outlet (sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like three vertical rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect 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 Maldivian 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 Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Instructions on how to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Maldivian power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a Type D power charger.

  1. To power your Jabra Solemate from the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Maldivian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the 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 Maldivian 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 recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Maldivian power outlet

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

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type J USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type J USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This hexagon shaped power outlet, technically known as the Type J power outlet [8], looks like three large round holes forming a flattened triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the USB 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 Maldivian 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 Maldivian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Maldivian power outlet

Using type B micro USB connector with a 3 pinned Type K USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Maldivian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type K USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 holes in an upside-down triangular shape with the bottom hole appearing in a semicircular shape.
  3. Plug in 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 Maldivian 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 K power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Maldivian power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Maldivian power outlet

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

  1. To power your Jabra Solemate from the Maldivian power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [13] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type L USB power adapter in the Maldivian power outlet. You can recognise the squashed hexagon shaped wall supply by 3 circular adjecent holes forming a line for live, neutral and earth pins. Note that there are two different types of Type L power supply rated for 10 amps and 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm thick round pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart, whilst the 16 amp version has larger 5mm pins spaced 8mm apart.
  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 Maldivian 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 L power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Maldivian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maldives - Maldives country page on wikipedia.org
  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/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  9. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  13. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L 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