Charging the Jabra Solemate when planning a trip to Rwanda

Learn how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Rwandan power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate using a Type J USB charger.

Rwandan power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. These instructions have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to power their Jabra Solemate when staying in Rwanda.When you are visiting Rwanda these instructions show powering the Jabra Solemate by using their standard J or C type Rwandan 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets differ depending on which region you are travelling to so we suggest reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When travelling to Rwanda from a different region please make sure your Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v make sure that the device is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overloading 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 Rwanda

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Rwanda?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Rwanda by using a power adaptor.

What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Rwanda?

When travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate or visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Rwanda to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Banyarwanda use two different standards of wall outlets (types J and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the heads. If your model of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (please note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. By only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Rwanda

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 those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Rwanda and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Rwanda.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from America using type B plugs and offers the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Rwanda.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Rwanda?

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

Using USB Type B cord with a three pinned Type C USB charger to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Rwandan power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using the Rwandan power outlet you will need to buy 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 plugging it in the wall supply. This ungrounded power supply (known as a Type C power outlet [3]) can be recognised by 2 circular holes next to each other where the two plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB Micro cable into the bottom of the USB 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. Turn on the Rwandan 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 Rwandan power outlet

How to use a Type J power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Rwandan power outlet

Learn how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Rwandan power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type J USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Rwandan power outlet you'll need a Type J USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type J USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. You can identify the squashed hexagon shaped power supply by the three circular holes in a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB 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. Turn on the Rwandan 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 Type J power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Rwandan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwanda - Rwanda 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, costs 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 between $5 to $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  7. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J 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, between $10 to $15.