Charging the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Scotland

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Scottish power outlet with micro USB Type B cord with a three pin Type G power adapter.

Scottish power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate . The following instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to power your Jabra Solemate when going to Scotland using a standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type Scottish power outlet, with the Scottish using a BS 1363 13 amp plug for wall outlets. If you are visiting Scotland from another country make sure that the Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Jabra Solemate came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from over-heating 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 Scotland

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Scotland?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Scotland.

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Scotland?

When travelling to more than one country or bringing more than your Jabra Solemate then the best travel adapter for Scotland is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for 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 (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters. Because you are only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile power charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Scotland

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Scotland 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 is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Scotland.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Scotland?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Scottish power outlet

The WikiConnections guide showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Scottish power outlet with micro USB Type B cord with a three pin Type G power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Scottish 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. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 3 vertical holes with plastic shutters in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector 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 can be located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Scottish 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 charging your Jabra Solemate from a Scottish power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom - Scottish 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