How to charge the Jabra Solemate when planning a trip to Burkina Faso

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

Burkinabe power outlet

Complicated combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to buy in advance to power the Jabra Solemate in Burkina Faso. This page was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate abroad.When visiting Burkina Faso the following instructions show how to charge the Jabra Solemate using their standard types E or C 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Burkina Faso from another region double check the Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts double check your Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from being damaged whilst powering it 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 Burkina Faso

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Burkina Faso?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Burkina Faso by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Burkina Faso?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Burkina Faso to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Burkinabe 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 supplied heads. If your Jabra Solemate 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 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 Burkina Faso

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 Burkina Faso.
  • 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 Burkina Faso.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Burkina Faso?

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

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Europlug Type C power adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Burkinabe power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate from a Burkinabe power outlet you will 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 into the power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B cord 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 found on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Burkinabe 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Burkinabe power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Burkinabe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Burkinabe power outlet with Micro USB type B cable and a three pinned Type E USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Jabra Solemate from the Burkinabe power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This sunken circular plug supply can be recognised by the two round adjacent holes next to each other where the plug outlet pins go plus a single metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB 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 Burkinabe 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Burkinabe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkina_Faso - Burkina Faso 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/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