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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Malagasy power outlet with type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger, how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a three pinned Type D USB charger and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type E power plug

Malagasy power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Jabra Solemate Mini in Madagascar. When staying in Madagascar this page contains instructions showing how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini using the standard types D, C, E, J or K 127 volt 50Hz power outlets, you will find most Malagasy will normally use Type D sockets in their wall outlets. You'll discover most power sockets will change from country to country therefore please read the Wiki Connections global power sockets guide for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If your Jabra Solemate Mini doesn't power up or recharges slowly when you are visiting Madagascar from a different country please check that it is compatible with a 110 volt power supply. Typically electrical devices which originated from a country which use a higher voltage (for example 220 volts) sometimes take longer to charge or won't turn on, check that the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to ensure proper use.

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 Madagascar

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Madagascar?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Madagascar by using a power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Madagascar?

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini and visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Madagascar is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [14]. There are five types of plug sockets that Malagasy use (D, C, E, J and K) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at an electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [14] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Madagascar

The 4 port USB travel charger [14] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These power adapters come supplied 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 adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable option for travellers originating from North America going to Madagascar.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Madagascar.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Madagascar?

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

Using Type B USB connector with a Type C power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Malagasy power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Malagasy power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using Type B USB connector with a Type D power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Malagasy power outlet you'll need to use 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 inserting it into the power supply. This power outlet, technically known as a Type D power outlet [6], looks like 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB Micro cord into 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 Malagasy 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Malagasy power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cable with a Type E USB adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Malagasy power outlet.

  1. To supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from the Malagasy 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 by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the two pins slide into plus a metal earth pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable 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 can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Malagasy 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 E power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Malagasy power outlet

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

Instructions showing how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Malagasy power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type J power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using a Malagasy power outlet you will need to use a Type J USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type J USB power adapter in the Malagasy power outlet. You can identify this squashed hexagon shaped plug outlet by 3 large round holes forming a flattened triangle configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the 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 Malagasy 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Malagasy power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Malagasy power outlet by using micro USB Type B cable with a Type K power adapter.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Malagasy power outlet you'll need to use a Type K USB power adapter [13] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type K USB power adapter into the Malagasy power outlet. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type K power outlet [12]) can be recognised by the three holes in an inverted triangular pattern for the live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Malagasy 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 Malagasy power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type K USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madagascar - wikipedia entry about Madagascar
  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/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  11. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeK.htm - Type K power outlet
  13. Type K USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type K mains power outlet
  14. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters