How to charge your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in The Central African Republic

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Central African power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Type C power adapter and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate using a two pinned Type E USB plug.

Central African power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country especially for the first time traveller. These guidelines have been written to prepare people wanting to charge their Jabra Solemate abroad.This page contains instructions showing exactly what you'll need to supply power to your Jabra Solemate when you are travelling to The Central African Republic by using the E or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When visiting The Central African Republic from another country please make sure that your Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overheating when powering up. If you are planning on visiting a Central African destination like Bangui or Bimbo refer to the The Central African Republic Wikipedia web page [1] for further details prior to travelling 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 The Central African Republic

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in The Central African Republic?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in The Central African Republic by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in The Central African Republic?

If you are travelling to more than one country and bringing along more than just your Jabra Solemate the best travel adapter for The Central African Republic to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Central Africans use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to The Central African Republic we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Central African Republic

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, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both The Central African Republic and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to The Central African Republic.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at 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 The Central African Republic.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in The Central African Republic?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Central African power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Central African power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Type C power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Central African 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. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter into the Central African power outlet. The power supply is recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Central African 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Central African power outlet

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

Using USB type B cable with a Type E power adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Central African power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Jabra Solemate using a Central African power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Central African power outlet. The round wall outlet, sometimes known as the Type E power outlet [6], can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes for live and neutral and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 is located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Central African 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Central African power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - The Central African Republic 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, 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, priced at 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, 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, under $15.