Charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Botswana

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Botswana power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type G USB charger, charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a three pin Type D power adapter and powering the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 3 pin Type M power charger

Botswana power outlet

Different combinations of region codes and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to prevent visitors having to worry if they'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when they're travelling abroad.These step by step instructions shows how to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini when visiting Botswana using the standard G, D or M type Botswana 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Botswana from a different region please check the Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it.

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 Botswana

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Botswana?

You can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Botswana.

What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Botswana?

If you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini the best travel charger for Botswana to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of plug sockets that Batswana use (G, D and M) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times by using one of these travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel chargers having a 4 port adapter will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your trip. By only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Botswana we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Botswana

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Botswana and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America going to Botswana.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Botswana.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Botswana?

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Botswana power outlet with type B Micro USB cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Botswana power outlet you will need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the Botswana power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the three rectangular holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Botswana 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 whilst you are charging.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The WikiConnections guide on how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Botswana power outlet with micro USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type D USB charger.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Botswana power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. The power supply (sometimes called the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like three holes forming a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power 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 Botswana 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Botswana power outlet

The WikiConnections page showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Botswana power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable and a Type M USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Botswana power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type M USB power adapter in the Botswana power outlet. You can identify this plug supply by the 3 large holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B connector into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Botswana 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 M power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Botswana power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botswana - Botswana 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters