How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Burkina Faso

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Burkinabe power outlet and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type E USB adapter.

Burkinabe power outlet

Varying different combinations of region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini in Burkina Faso. If you're visiting Burkina Faso this page contains instructions showing you how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using their Type E or C Burkinabe 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sources change from region to region therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide for a full list showing regions. If visiting Burkina Faso from a different region check your Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you intend on visiting a place like Ouagadougou we also suggest referring to the Burkinabe Wiki page [1] for more indepth details on visiting the area.

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 Burkina Faso

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Burkina Faso?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Burkinabe power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best international travel power adapter for Burkina Faso is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Burkinabe use two different standards of wall outlets (E and C) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these power adapters, along with additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices. This means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall outlets. By only packing a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Burkina Faso

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, but for visitors 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 when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Burkina Faso and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Burkina Faso.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Burkina Faso.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Burkina Faso?

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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type C Europlug USB adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Burkinabe power outlet.

  1. To power your Jabra Solemate Mini from the Burkinabe 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 inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Burkinabe power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (sometimes known as the Europlug) can be identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cord 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. Switch on the Burkinabe 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.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Burkinabe power outlet

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

Using Type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type E USB adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Burkinabe power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Burkinabe power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Burkinabe power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other with a single long metal grounding pin protruding in the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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. Turn on the Burkinabe 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Burkinabe power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burkina_Faso - Burkinabe Wiki 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