How to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Senegal

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate from a Senegalese power outlet with micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter, charging the Jabra Solemate using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate using a Type E power plug

Senegalese power outlet

Complicated frequencies and region codes can often be daunting when planning on travelling to another country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to purchase in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate in Senegal. This page has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate when you're visiting abroad.When visiting Senegal the following instructions show charging your Jabra Solemate using their D, C, E or K type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power supplies differ from region to region so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Senegal from another country please ensure the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure that the Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer 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 Senegal

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Senegal?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Senegalese power outlet by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Senegal?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Senegal is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [12]. Senegalese use four different types of plug sockets (D, C, E and K) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs. If your type of Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Senegal or occupying additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [12] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Senegal

The 4 port USB travel charger [12] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Senegal.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Senegal.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Senegal?

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

Using type B USB cord and a Type C power charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate using the Senegalese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Senegalese power outlet. The plug outlet, sometimes known as the Europlug, is recognised by the two round adjacent holes where the twin pins slide into.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger 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 Senegalese 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 Senegalese power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Senegalese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using type B USB cord and a Type D power charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Senegalese 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. Start the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the Senegalese power outlet. You can recognise this power supply by 3 circular holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger 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 Senegalese 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 Senegalese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate from a Senegalese power outlet with micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Senegalese power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type E USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. You can identify this wall supply by two adjacent holes and a metal earth pin protruding in the top forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter 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 Senegalese 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 Senegalese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

How to use a Type K power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Senegalese power outlet

Using type B USB cord and a Type K power charger to power your Jabra Solemate from a Senegalese power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate using a Senegalese power outlet you'll need to buy a Type K USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type K USB power adapter and plugging it into the Senegalese power outlet. The plug outlet, technically known as the Type K power outlet [10], can be recognised by the three large holes forming an upside-down triangular shape with the bottom hole appearing semicircular in shape.
  3. Connect the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger 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 Senegalese 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 K power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Senegalese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senegal - Senegalese 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, costs under $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, 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, priced at between $10 to $15.
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  11. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet, costing between $10 to $15.
  12. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, estimated cost between $10 to $15.