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

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Gabonese power outlet.

Gabonese power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a new country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the Jabra Solemate Mini in Gabon. These instructions have been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when Gabon.The following step by step guide shows you what you'll need to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Gabon by using the 220 volt 50Hz C Type power outlet, with the Gabonese using a Europlug for charging. Most power sockets vary regionally so we recommend that you read our Wiki Connections travel power connections page for a complete list of powering devices in different countries. If visiting Gabon from a different region check your Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate Mini was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop 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 Gabon

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Gabon?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Gabon by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel power adapter for Gabon to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the included heads over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Gabonese trip. Because you are only packing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling often we recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Gabon

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Gabon.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs and gives the same functionality 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 a more 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Gabon.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Gabon?

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

Using USB micro Type B cable with a Type C power adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Gabonese power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Gabonese 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. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Gabonese power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (called a Europlug or Type C power outlet [3]) is recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 Gabonese 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 Gabonese power outlet

See also

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