Charging the Jabra Solemate in The Republic of the Congo

The WikiConnections guide on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Congo power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Type D USB charger, how to power the Jabra Solemate using a double pinned Type C power adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate using a two pin Type E USB plug

Congo power outlet

Various standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate abroad.The following step-by-step guide shows exactly how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate when staying in The Republic of the Congo by using their types E, C or D Congo 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to The Republic of the Congo from a different region make sure the Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer 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 The Republic of the Congo

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in The Republic of the Congo?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in The Republic of the Congo?

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate the best travel power adapter for The Republic of the Congo is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of power outlets that Congolese use (E, C and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can power more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip. Because you are only packing a single USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets using just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a multipurpose power adapter of this nature online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for The Republic of the Congo

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting The Republic of the Congo.
  • 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 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting The Republic of the Congo.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in The Republic of the Congo?

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

Learn how to charge your Jabra Solemate from a Congo power outlet by using micro USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type C power adapter.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate from a Congo 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. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by the 2 round holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter 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 Congo 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 Congo power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Congo power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Congo power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Type D USB charger.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate using a Congo power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Congo 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 Congo power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Congo power outlet

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type E USB charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Congo power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate using a Congo power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the Congo power outlet. The round plug outlet, also called the CEE 7/7 plug, can be identified by two holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two pins go and a long metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power adapter 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 Congo 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 recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Congo power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo,_Republic_of_the - wikipedia.org entry about The Republic of the Congo
  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, costing between $5 to $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet, costing between $15 to $20.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, estimated cost around $10.
  10. 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.