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

Using USB micro Type B cable and a Type G USB adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Zimbabwe power outlet and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate using a three pinned Type D USB adapter.

Zimbabwe power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on travelling to a foreign country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate in Zimbabwe. This guide was specifically written to help prepare visitors wanting to power the Jabra Solemate abroad.When going to travel to Zimbabwe this page contains instructions showing how to power the Jabra Solemate using their Type G or D Zimbabwe 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, please be aware Type G wall outlets will be typically used by most Zimbabweans. When you are travelling to Zimbabwe from another country please ensure the 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 over-heating 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 Zimbabwe

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Zimbabwe?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Zimbabwe power outlet.

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

When travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Zimbabwe is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Zimbabweans use two different types of plug sockets (types G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs over. If your model of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices.

Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or occupying additional power outlets. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of flexible power charger at an 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 Zimbabwe

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 converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Zimbabwe.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Zimbabwe.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Zimbabwe?

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

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

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate from the Zimbabwe power outlet you'll 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 plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Zimbabwe power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by 3 rectangular holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the power charger 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. Switch on the Zimbabwe 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Zimbabwe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Zimbabwe power outlet

Learn how to power your Jabra Solemate from a Zimbabwe power outlet by using type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Zimbabwe power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the power outlet. This power outlet, technically known as the Type D power outlet [6], can be recognised by the three circular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one 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 can be located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Zimbabwe 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 D power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Zimbabwe power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply, estimated price 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, between $5 to $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.