How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Cape Verde

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type C power charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Cape Verdean power outlet and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

Cape Verdean power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were written to help prepare people wanting to charge their Jabra Solemate Mini when they're visiting Cape Verde.The following simple guide will show you what you'll need to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to Cape Verde by using the standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, a majority of Cape Verdeans use Type F sockets in their power outlets. When you are travelling to Cape Verde from a different region please make sure the Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from overheating when charging 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 Cape Verde

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Cape Verde?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Cape Verde.

What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Cape Verde?

When you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini or visiting multiple countries the best travel charger for Cape Verde is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of plug sockets that Cape Verdeans use (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters and support for certain power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Cape Verde

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, 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 is useful for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Cape Verde 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Cape Verde using type B American plug sockets.
  • 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 originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Cape Verde.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Cape Verde?

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using USB Micro Type B connector and a Type C power charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Cape Verdean power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Cape Verdean power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the Cape Verdean power outlet. The power outlet can be identified by two circular adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Cape Verdean 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 during the charging process.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Cape Verdean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Cape Verdean power outlet

Using USB Micro Type B connector with a Type F power charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Cape Verdean power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Cape Verdean power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type F USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by two holes 19 mm apart from each other where the twin pins slide into, plus a pair of two thin metal grounding clips on the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of 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 to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Cape Verdean 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 F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Cape Verdean power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Verde - Cape Verdean page on wikipedia.org
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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