Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in The Central African Republic

Using USB micro Type B cord and a Europlug Type C USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Central African power outlet and how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type E power charger.

Central African power outlet

Differing standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. This page has been written to prepare people wanting to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.This step-by-step guide will show how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when you are in The Central African Republic by using their types E or C Central African 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling you'll find power supplies vary depending on which region you in therefore we recommend reading the Wiki Connections global power sockets list where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different destinations. When you are visiting The Central African Republic from another country please double check your Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v check the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overloading during charging.

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 The Central African Republic

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Central African Republic?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Central African power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Central African Republic?

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini the best travel power adapter for The Central African Republic is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Central Africans use two different standards of wall outlets (E and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other adapters having a 4 port charger means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel adapters. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for The Central African Republic

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting The Central African Republic.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as 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 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 The Central African Republic.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Central African Republic?

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Central African power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Central African power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Central African 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. Begin by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Central African power outlet. This unearthed plug outlet is recognised by two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the 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 Central African 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 Central African power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Central African power outlet

Using Type B USB micro cord with a Type E USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Central African power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Central African power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug in the Type E USB power adapter in the power supply. This recessed circular wall supply (sometimes known as a Type E power outlet [6] or CEE 7/7 plug) can be recognised by two large holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins and a long metal earth pin protruding from the top in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the 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. Turn on the Central African 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 E power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Central African power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_African_Republic - The Central African Republic 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/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