How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Ghana

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Ghanaian power outlet with type B Micro USB connector with a Type G power adapter and how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a three pin Type D USB charger.

Ghanaian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on visiting a different country especially if you've never been there before. These guidelines were written to prevent visitors worrying if they can charge their Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.The following step by step guide will show how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're in Ghana using their standard types G or D Ghanaian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. When visiting Ghana from another country please double check your Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110v ensure that the device is dual-voltage (marked with 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 Ghana

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Ghana?

You can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Ghana by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Ghana?

When you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini and visiting more than one country then the best travel charger for Ghana to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Ghanaians use (types G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of power chargers, along with support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Ghana

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 best selling compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Ghana.
  • 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 set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Ghana.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Ghana?

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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Ghanaian power outlet with type B Micro USB connector with a Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Ghanaian power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 rectangular holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains power 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. Switch on the Ghanaian 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

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

Learn how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Ghanaian power outlet with type B Micro USB cord with a Type D power charger.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using the 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. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the power outlet. This plug outlet (sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [6]) can be identified by the 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB Type B cord 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 Ghanaian 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 Ghanaian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana - Ghana 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. 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