How to charge your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Sierra Leone

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Sierra Leonean power outlet using USB Micro type B cord and a three pinned Type G USB adapter and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate using a three pinned Type D USB charger.

Sierra Leonean power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide was specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate abroad.If you are visiting Sierra Leone these useful instructions show charging your Jabra Solemate by using the standard Type G or D 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Sierra Leone from another region check your Jabra Solemate can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating whilst powering it up. If you are planning on visiting a Sierra Leonean destination like Freetown refer to the Sierra Leone Wikipedia web page [1] for more details prior to the location.

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 Sierra Leone

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Sierra Leone?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Sierra Leone?

If travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Sierra Leone is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets that Sierra Leoneans use (types G and D) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied 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 with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power chargers or using up additional wall sockets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling and suitable for recharging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Sierra Leone we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sierra Leone

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, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 Sierra Leone 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 only 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Sierra Leone.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Sierra Leone?

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type G power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate from the Sierra Leonean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Sierra Leonean power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by three vertical rectangular holes in a triangular pattern.
  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 Sierra Leonean 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Using USB micro Type B cable and a Type D USB adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Sierra Leonean power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using the Sierra Leonean 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. Insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Sierra Leonean power outlet. You can recognise the plug supply by 3 circular holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Connect one end of the type B Micro USB cord into 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 Sierra Leonean 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 Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Leone - Sierra Leone 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, costing 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 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, under $20.
  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.