Charging the Jabra Solemate when staying in Ghana

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Ghanaian power outlet by using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type G power adapter and powering the Jabra Solemate using a 3 pin Type D USB plug.

Ghanaian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and plug types can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially if you've never been there before. This page was written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate when you're in staying in Ghana.The following simple instructions shows exactly what you'll need to charge the Jabra Solemate when you're visiting Ghana using the standard G or D type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power supplies change regionally therefore we recommend reading the list of World power supplies for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Ghana from another country please check the Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

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 Ghana

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Ghana?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Ghana?

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate and visiting more than one country then the best travel power adapter for Ghana is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets in Ghana (types G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the supplied heads. If your model of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a 4 port charger means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to bring multiple power adapters on your Ghanaian trip. Because you are only bringing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without using up an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Ghana we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at an electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Ghana

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 visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power converters are 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 international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Ghana.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 majority of travellers from around the world visiting Ghana.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Ghana?

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

A guide showing you how to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Ghanaian power outlet with USB type B connector and a Type G USB adapter.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate using a Ghanaian 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. Plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall supply by the 3 vertical rectangular slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port is located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Ghanaian 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Using USB Type B cord and a Type D USB adapter to power the Jabra Solemate with a Ghanaian power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate using a Ghanaian 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. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. You can identify the wall supply by the 3 round holes forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB type B connector 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 located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Ghanaian 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 Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana - Wikipedia.org entry about Ghana
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate 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. 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters