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

How to connect a Basotho power outlet to the Jabra Solemate

Basotho power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and sockets can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need to purchase in advance to power the Jabra Solemate in Lesotho. This page was specifically written to assist visitors wanting to charge the Jabra Solemate when going abroad.This page contains a guide showing what you'll need to power the Jabra Solemate in Lesotho by using their 220 volt 50Hz M Type Basotho wall supply. If travelling to Lesotho from a different region double check the Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning to visit a Basotho city such as Maseru please read the Lesotho Wikipedia web page [1] for more information prior to the area.

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 Lesotho

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Lesotho?

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

What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate in Lesotho?

When you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate then the best international travel charger for Lesotho is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these power adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional wall outlets. Only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Lesotho

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 wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Lesotho 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 most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Lesotho using type B 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 America using type B plugs. This gives the same functionality as 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Lesotho.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate in Lesotho?

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Basotho power outlet

Using Type B USB cable with a Type M USB adapter to charge your Jabra Solemate from a Basotho power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Jabra Solemate using a Basotho power outlet you'll need to use a Type M USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug the Type M USB power adapter in the Basotho power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by 3 large round holes forming a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port is located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Basotho 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 M power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Basotho power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesotho - Lesotho Wikipedia web page
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  4. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet, under $15.
  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, estimated cost between $5 to $10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under $15.