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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Ugandan power outlet by using micro USB Type B connector and a three pinned Type G USB charger.

Ugandan power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate abroad.The following step-by-step guide will show you how to power the Jabra Solemate when you're in Uganda by using a 240 volt 50Hz G Type Ugandan wall outlet, with the Ugandans using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. If travelling to Uganda from another region check the Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it.

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 Uganda

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Uganda?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Uganda by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate in Uganda?

When you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Uganda is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your type of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. This means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Uganda

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Uganda using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 Uganda.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate in Uganda?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Ugandan power outlet

A step by step guide showing you how to charge your Jabra Solemate from a Ugandan power outlet using USB type B cable with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge your Jabra Solemate using a Ugandan power outlet you will need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the wall outlet. The plug outlet (technically known as a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by the three slots containing plastic shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port is located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Ugandan 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 G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Ugandan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uganda - Uganda 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, costs under $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 under $10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing between $10 to $15.