How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when planning a trip to Gambia

How to connect a Gambian power outlet to the Jabra Solemate Mini

Gambian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Jabra Solemate Mini in Gambia. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're in Gambia.When you are staying in Gambia this page has useful instructions showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini by using the standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, with the Gambians using 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. Most power sockets change depending on which area you taking a trip to therefore we recommend reading the WikiConnections travel power sockets list for a complete list of regions. When you are visiting Gambia from a different region please ensure your Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise 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 Gambia

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Gambia?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Gambian power outlet.

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

When travelling to more than one country the best international travel charger for Gambia is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only bringing a single USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature at an electronics retailer, the power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Gambia

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Gambia 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Gambia using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 the US using type B plugs and offers almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 Gambia.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Gambia?

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Gambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Using type B USB micro cord and a Type G power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Gambian power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Gambian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the Gambian power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by three vertical slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB type B connector into the mains USB charger 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 Gambian 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Gambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gambia - Gambian Wikipedia 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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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