Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Chad

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Chadian power outlet by using type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter, how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a Type C Europlug power charger and charging the Jabra Solemate using a Type E power adapter

Chadian power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate when you are travelling abroad.This step-by-step guide will show exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Jabra Solemate when you're visiting Chad using their standard D, C, E or F type Chadian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If you are visiting Chad from another country please double check the Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240v supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging. If you intend on travelling to a Chadian place such as N'Djamena we also suggest reading the Chadian country Wiki page [1] for more indepth information.

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 Chad

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Chad?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Chad?

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate or visiting more than one country the best international travel charger for Chad to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four different standards of plug sockets in Chad (D, C, E and F) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters and additional support for more power hungry devices.

This will allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack multiple travel chargers on your Chadian trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Chad we suggest buying a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Chad 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Chad.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Chad.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Chad?

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

Learn how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Chadian power outlet by using type B USB Micro cord with a three pinned Type C USB charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Chadian power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power outlet. This ungrounded power outlet is recognised by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Chadian 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Chadian power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Chadian power outlet

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Chadian power outlet by using type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type D power adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate from a Chadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Chadian 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.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Chadian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Chadian power outlet

Using type B USB Micro connector with a three pinned Type E power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to power your Jabra Solemate from a Chadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type E USB power adapter into the wall supply. The recessed round plug outlet (sometimes called the Type E power outlet [8] or CEE 7/7 plug) can be recognised by two 4.8mm adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral plus one long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangle pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Chadian 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.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Chadian power outlet

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Chadian power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate from a Chadian power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and plugging it in the Chadian power outlet. You can recognise the wall outlet by two large adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral and a pair of metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Chadian 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.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Chadian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad - Chadian country Wiki 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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  11. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters