How to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Burundi

Using USB micro Type B cord and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Burundian power outlet and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a two pinned Type E USB plug.

Burundian power outlet

Various standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This guide was specifically written to prevent you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when you're in Burundi.If you're planning a vacation to Burundi this page has useful instructions showing how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using their standard types E or C Burundian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Burundi from another region please ensure your Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you intend on staying in a city such as Bujumbura please read the Burundi Wikipedia web page [1] for more information prior to 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 Burundi

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Burundi?

You can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Burundi by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini or visiting multiple countries the best travel adapter for Burundi to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Barundi use (E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these travel adapters, and support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your trip. By only bringing a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Burundi

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Burundi and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter 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 Burundi using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with only 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Burundi.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Burundi?

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

Using USB micro Type B cord and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Burundian power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Burundian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet can be recognised by the two round adjacent holes.
  3. Connect one 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 Mini. The USB charging port can be found on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Burundian 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.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Burundian power outlet

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Burundian power outlet with type B USB Micro cord and a 3 pinned Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Burundian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Burundian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two large circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other for live and neutral and a long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 Mini. The USB charging port can be located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Burundian 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Burundian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burundi - Burundi Wikipedia web 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