Charging the Jabra Solemate when staying in Burundi

Learn how to power the Jabra Solemate with a Burundian power outlet using USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger and powering the Jabra Solemate using a double pinned Type E power plug.

Burundian power outlet

Different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never been there before. If visiting Burundi the following useful instructions show powering the Jabra Solemate using the standard E or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Burundi from a different region please make sure that your Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v double check the Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it 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 Burundi

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Burundi?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in Burundi.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Burundi?

When you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate the best travel charger for Burundi is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Barundi use two different standards of power outlets (E and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Burundian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Burundi

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Burundi and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Burundi using 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 travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Burundi.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Burundi?

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

Learn how to power the Jabra Solemate with a Burundian power outlet using USB Type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Jabra Solemate from a Burundian 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. Firstly plug the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. The power supply (sometimes called a Europlug) can be recognised by the two adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B cord into the bottom of 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 Burundian 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 Burundian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Burundian power outlet

Using Type B USB micro cord with a 3 pin Type E USB charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Burundian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate from the Burundian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter into the Burundian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the two circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug outlet pins sit and one long metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the micro USB Type B cord into the bottom of 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 Burundian 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 E power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Burundian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burundi - Burundian country entry on wikipedia
  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, between $10 to $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, estimated cost 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, costs under $15.