Charging the Jabra Solemate when visiting Cameroon

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Cameroonian power outlet by using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger and recharging the Jabra Solemate using a double pin Type E USB plug.

Cameroonian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate . The following step-by-step guide shows exactly how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate in Cameroon using their standard types E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Cameroon from another country check the Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from over-heating when charging it. If you're planning to visit a city like Douala we recommend reading the Wikipedia.org entry about Cameroon [1] for more indepth 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 Cameroon

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Cameroon?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Cameroonian power outlet.

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

When you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Jabra Solemate the best international travel charger for Cameroon is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of wall outlets that Cameroonians use (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port adapter means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel chargers for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Cameroon

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cameroon 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Cameroon.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 Cameroon.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Cameroon?

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

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pin Europlug Type C power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Cameroonian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate from the Cameroonian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B connector into the mains USB 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. Turn on the Cameroonian 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 Cameroonian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Cameroonian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Cameroonian power outlet with Micro USB type B cord and a Type E power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate from a Cameroonian 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. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the Cameroonian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes plus one metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 is located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Cameroonian 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Cameroonian power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameroon - Wikipedia.org entry about Cameroon
  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, around $10.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.