Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Sri Lanka

A guide showing you how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Sri Lankan power outlet using USB Micro type B cord and a 3 pin Type G USB charger, charging the Jabra Solemate using a three pin Type D power adapter and powering the Jabra Solemate using a 3 pin Type M power charger

Sri Lankan power outlet

Varying different voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate . This guide was specifically written to prepare travellers wanting to power the Jabra Solemate when they're travelling to Sri Lanka.If planning a vacation to Sri Lanka the following useful instructions show powering the Jabra Solemate by using the types G, D or M 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, Type G wall outlets are used by a majority of Sri Lankans. Most power supplies change depending on which area you are visiting so please read the power supplies and Asia page for a full list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Sri Lanka from another country make sure that the Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you're planning on travelling to a Sri Lankan city like Colombo we suggest reading the Sri Lanka entry on wikipedia [1] for further information.

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 Sri Lanka

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Sri Lanka?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Sri Lanka.

What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Sri Lanka?

When you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate the best travel charger for Sri Lanka to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of plug sockets in Sri Lanka (types G, D and M) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Sri Lankan trip. Only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Sri Lanka we recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Sri Lanka

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Sri Lanka 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Sri Lanka using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Sri Lanka.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Sri Lanka?

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

A guide showing you how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Sri Lankan power outlet using USB Micro type B cord and a 3 pin Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate from a Sri Lankan power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the power supply by the three vertical holes with shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter 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. Switch on the Sri Lankan 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 Sri Lankan power outlet

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

Using Micro USB type B cord with a three pin Type D power adapter to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Sri Lankan power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Sri Lankan power outlet you'll need 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 power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by three holes forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the type B Micro USB cable into the mains 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 Sri Lankan 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 Sri Lankan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Sri Lankan power outlet

Learn how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Sri Lankan power outlet by using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type M power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Sri Lankan power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type M USB power adapter and plugging it into the Sri Lankan power outlet. This plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type M power outlet [8], can be recognised by 3 large circular holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger 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 Sri Lankan 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 M power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Sri Lankan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lanka - Sri Lanka entry on wikipedia
  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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters