Charging the Jabra Solemate in Qatar

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Qatari power outlet and how to power the Jabra Solemate using a three pinned Type D power plug.

Qatari power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate . This page was written to prepare people wanting to charge their Jabra Solemate when they are travelling to Qatar.This page contains instructions which shows what you'll need to charge the Jabra Solemate when you are in Qatar by using their Type G or D Qatari 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G power outlets will be typically used by most Qataris. If travelling to Qatar from a different country ensure the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop 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 Qatar

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Qatar?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Qatari power outlet.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Qatar?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate the best international travel charger for Qatar is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Qataris use (G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Qatari trip. By only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Qatar

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 North America going to Qatar using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Qatar.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Qatar?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Qatari power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type G power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Qatari power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Jabra Solemate using a Qatari power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the mains 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. Turn on the Qatari 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 G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Qatari power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions showing how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Qatari power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type D power charger.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate from a Qatari 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. First plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the Qatari power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three round holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Switch on the Qatari 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 Qatari power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qatar - Qatari country Wiki 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters