How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when visiting Chad

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Chadian power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Type D USB charger, charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pin Type C Europlug power plug and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pin Type E USB plug

Chadian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never been there before. These guidelines were specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power their Jabra Solemate Mini when they're abroad.This page contains instructions which shows what you'll need to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're in Chad using their standard types D, C, E or F 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are travelling to Chad from another country please check your Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up.

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 Chad

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Chad?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Chad.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Chad?

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini the best travel power adapter for Chad is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [11]. There are four standards of wall outlets that Chadians use (D, C, E and F) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will allow you to recharge multiple devices at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [11] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Chad

The 4 port USB travel charger [11] 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 wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel 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 North America visiting Chad.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Chad.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Chad?

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

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Europlug Type C power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Chadian 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. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two circular 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 USB mains charger 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. Switch on the Chadian 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 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 Mini from a Chadian power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Chadian power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Chadian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by three round holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cable into the mains USB charger 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 Chadian 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 D power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Chadian power outlet

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

Using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type E power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Chadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using the 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. Begin the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter into the Chadian power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two large round adjacent holes next to each other where the pins go plus a metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Plug in one 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 can be located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Chadian 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 E power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Chadian power outlet

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

Using type B Micro USB connector with a Type F Schuko USB charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Chadian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using a Chadian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins and a pair of two grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B 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 is located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Chadian 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.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Chadian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad - Chad 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/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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters