How to charge the Jabra Solemate when planning a trip to Malta

How to connect a Maltese power outlet to the Jabra Solemate

Maltese power outlet

Various combinations of frequencies and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Jabra Solemate in Malta. When you're visiting Malta these instructions show how to power your Jabra Solemate using the standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the Maltese using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If travelling to Malta from another region check that the Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Jabra Solemate originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged 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 Malta

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Malta?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Malta by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Malta?

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Jabra Solemate the best international travel charger for Malta is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple power chargers. Because you are only needing to bring a single travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Jabra Solemate at an 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 travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers and using just a single plug socket.

We suggest searching for a flexible travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Malta

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Malta and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 Malta using 3 pin 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 and offers almost 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 a 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Malta.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Malta?

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

Using USB type B cord and a 3 pinned Type G power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Maltese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate using the Maltese power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Maltese power outlet. This wall outlet (known as the Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by 3 rectangular holes containing shutters forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro type B cable 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. Switch on the Maltese 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 Maltese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

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