How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when planning a trip to Benin

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Beninese power outlet by using type B USB micro cord with a Type C USB adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type E power adapter.

Beninese power outlet

Differing voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country to the first time traveller. This page has been specifically written to help assist travellers wanting to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when they're going to Benin.The following step-by-step guide shows exactly how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when you are travelling to Benin by using their Type E or C Beninese 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Benin from another country please make sure that your Jabra Solemate Mini can accept 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 transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging. If you intend on travelling to a place like Cotonou we also recommend referring to the Benin wikipedia page [1] for further information on the location.

Ensure you have version 1.14 or greater of the Jabra Solemate Mini firmware, visit the official Jabra Solemate Mini support site [2] to download the latest version. You can switch off the default 'Connected' and other announcements by holding down the Volume down button when turning on the Jabra Solemate Mini until you hear 'Sound prompts off'.

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Benin

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Benin?

You can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Benin by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Benin?

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini the best travel power adapter for Benin is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets that Beninese use (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads. If your Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall sockets. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Benin

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Benin.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This 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 generous 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Benin.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Benin?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Beninese power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Beninese power outlet by using type B USB micro cord with a Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Beninese power outlet you'll need to use 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 inserting it in the wall outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate Mini will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take 3 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate Mini during the charging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Beninese power outlet

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Beninese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type E power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Beninese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Beninese power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] 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 inserting it into the power supply. You can identify this power outlet by the two round adjacent holes plus a metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Beninese power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate Mini will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take three hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate Mini whilst you are charging.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Beninese power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benin - Benin wikipedia page
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate-mini#/#100-97300000-60 - official Jabra Solemate Mini 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
  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
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters