Charging the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Azerbaijan

Learn how to power the Jabra Solemate from an Azerbaijani power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger and powering the Jabra Solemate using a 2 pin Type F Schuko power charger.

Azerbaijani power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and region codes can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate abroad.When you are visiting Azerbaijan the following useful instructions show how to supply power to the Jabra Solemate by using the Type F or C Azerbaijani 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Azerbaijan from a different country ensure that your Jabra Solemate can accept 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 a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it. If you plan to visit a destination like Baku or Ganja we recommend reading the wikipedia entry about Azerbaijan [1] for more 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 Azerbaijan

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Azerbaijan?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Azerbaijan?

When travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate or visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Azerbaijan is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets that Azeris use (F and C) and using a travel adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to buy seperate travel chargers or occupying additional wall sockets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect 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 your flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger at an electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Azerbaijan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Azerbaijan.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Azerbaijan.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Azerbaijan?

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

Learn how to power the Jabra Solemate from an Azerbaijani power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Azerbaijani power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Azerbaijani 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from an Azerbaijani power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Instructions on how to power the Jabra Solemate with an Azerbaijani power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable and a Type F USB charger.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate using an Azerbaijani power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it in the Azerbaijani power outlet. You can identify the power supply by the two circular adjacent holes for live and neutral along with a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Azerbaijani 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 an Azerbaijani power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azerbaijan - wikipedia entry about Azerbaijan
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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