How to charge your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Guinea

Learn how to power your Jabra Solemate from a Guinean power outlet by using type B Micro USB cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB charger, how to recharge the Jabra Solemate using a double pinned Type F Schuko USB charger and powering the Jabra Solemate using a 2 pinned Type K power plug

Guinean power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Jabra Solemate in Guinea. These instructions have been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate when you're in Guinea.This page is a simple guide demonstrating what you'll need to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Guinea by using the standard F, C or K type 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Guinea from another country please ensure your Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240v supply. If your Jabra Solemate originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent 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 Guinea

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Guinea?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in Guinea by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Guinea?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Guinea to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Guineans use three different standards of wall outlets (F, C and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Guinea or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Because of 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 under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Guinea

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] 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 these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Guinea using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Guinea.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Guinea?

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

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Guinean power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate from the Guinean 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 by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Guinean power outlet. This unearthed wall supply, sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3], is recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Guinean 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 Guinean power outlet

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

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type F power adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Guinean power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate using a Guinean power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The recessed circular plug supply, also called a Schuko plug, can be identified by two 4.8mm holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral 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 bottom of the USB power 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 Guinean 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 Guinean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Guinean power outlet

Using USB micro Type B cable with a Type K power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Guinean power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate from the Guinean power outlet you will need a Type K USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it into the Guinean power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 3 large holes forming a triangular configuration with the bottom hole appearing in a semicircular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB Micro Type B connector 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 Guinean 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 K power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Guinean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea - Guinea 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, estimated cost 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. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  9. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost under $15.