How to charge your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Oman

Instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate with an Omani power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G power charger and recharging the Jabra Solemate using a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

Omani power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to stop you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate when Oman.If you are visiting Oman this page contains instructions showing you how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate using their standard types G or C Omani 240 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Omanis typically use the Type G plug outlets. When you are travelling to Oman from another region please ensure that the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that the Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid 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 Oman

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Oman?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in Oman by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Oman?

When you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate the best travel charger for Oman to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Omanis use (types G and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the plugs. If your model of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these types of power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

If you travel frequently we suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Oman

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Oman 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 compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Oman using type B American 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 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 Oman.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Oman?

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

Using Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type G USB charger to power your Jabra Solemate from an Omani power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Jabra Solemate using an Omani power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 holes containing plastic shutters in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into 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 Omani 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 an Omani power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from an Omani power outlet

Using USB Micro Type B cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate with an Omani power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Jabra Solemate from the Omani power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the wall outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [6] or Europlug, can be identified by 2 holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B Micro USB cord into 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 Omani 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from an Omani power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oman - Oman 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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