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

How to connect a Cypriot power outlet to the Jabra Solemate

Cypriot power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially if you've never visited before. These guidelines have been written to prevent people needing to worry if they'll be able to power the Jabra Solemate when they are visiting Cyprus.If going to Cyprus this page has instructions showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, the Cypriots will use a 13 amp plug for charging. You'll discover most power supplies will change depending on which area you taking a trip to therefore please read our Wiki Connections world power supplies list where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Cyprus from a different country make sure the Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240v supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up.

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 Cyprus

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Cyprus?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Cyprus by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Cyprus is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cyprus

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cyprus 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 best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Cyprus 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 travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from North America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Cyprus.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Cyprus?

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

Using USB type B cable with a Type G USB adapter to charge your Jabra Solemate from a Cypriot power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate using a Cypriot 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 inserting the Type G USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three vertical rectangular slots with shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one 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 Cypriot 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 G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Cypriot power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyprus - Wikipedia page about Cyprus
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters