How to charge the Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Cape Verde

Simple instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Cape Verdean power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate using a Type F power plug.

Cape Verdean power outlet

If organizing a holiday to Cape Verde it is useful to know in advance if you can charge your essential devices such as cell phones and cameras when you arrive. But, by not knowing which power socket is being used in Cape Verde you may end up either having to bring too many spare adaptors or pack the wrong charger, meaning needing to buy a suitable charger when you're there. Varying different combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what to pick up in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate in Cape Verde. If you're visiting Cape Verde these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate using their Type F or C Cape Verdean 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please note that Type F plug outlets are used by most Cape Verdeans. If travelling to Cape Verde from another country please make sure your Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering 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 Cape Verde

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Cape Verde?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Cape Verdean power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate in Cape Verde?

If you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Cape Verde to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of wall outlets in Cape Verde (types F and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Cape Verde

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Cape Verde.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 is a more cost effective alternative to 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 a more generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Cape Verde.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate in Cape Verde?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Cape Verdean power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Cape Verdean power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Cape Verdean power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Cape Verdean power outlet. The plug outlet, also called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug, is recognised by two circular holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the 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. Switch on the Cape Verdean 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Cape Verdean power outlet

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

The WikiConnections page on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Type F power adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Cape Verdean power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. This round power outlet (called the Schuko plug) can be identified by two large circular holes 19 mm next to each other along with grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Cape Verdean 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 Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Verde - Cape Verdean Wikipedia 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, 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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 under $15.