Charging the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Benin

A guide showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Beninese power outlet with type B USB micro cord with a three pin Type C power adapter and how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a Type E USB charger.

Beninese power outlet

Varying different frequencies and region codes can all be daunting when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. This page contains useful instructions which shows what you'll need to power your Jabra Solemate when you are visiting Benin by using their standard types E or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Benin from a different region please check your Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure your Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

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 Benin

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Benin?

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

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Benin?

If you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate and visiting multiple countries the best international travel charger for Benin to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets in Benin (E and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters, plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Beninese trip. Because you are only bringing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on a flight. Due to their versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Benin we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Benin

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Benin and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Benin using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs. This gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Benin.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Benin?

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Beninese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Beninese power outlet with type B USB micro cord with a three pin Type C power adapter.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate using the Beninese power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the Beninese power outlet. You can identify the wall supply by the 2 circular adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect one end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the mains power adapter 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. Turn on the Beninese 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Beninese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Beninese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Learn how to charge your Jabra Solemate from a Beninese power outlet with USB type B cord with a 3 pin Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate from a Beninese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. The sunken round plug supply can be recognised by the two round holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit plus a metal grounding pin protruding the top in a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the USB mains charger 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 Beninese 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Beninese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benin - Beninese 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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, between $5 to $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, costs between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at between $10 to $15.