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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Malian power outlet with USB micro Type B cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and powering the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type E USB adapter.

Malian power outlet

Differing standards and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country to the first time traveller. This guide was written to assist visitors wanting to charge their Jabra Solemate Mini when they're going abroad.This page contains useful instructions showing exactly how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini when you're in Mali by using the E or C type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. If travelling to Mali from another country please double 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) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading during charging.

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 Mali

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Mali?

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

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

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini the best travel adapter for Mali to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Malians use two different types of plug sockets (E and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can 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 then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other travel adapters having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel chargers for your Malian trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will help keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers and using just a single plug socket.

For those travelling frequently we recommend buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mali

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact option for travellers originating from America visiting Mali using 3 pin type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This gives 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 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Mali.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Mali?

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

A step by step guide showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Malian power outlet with USB micro Type B cord and a three pinned Type C Europlug USB charger.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Malian 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 in the wall outlet. The plug supply can be recognised by the two round holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Malian 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 Malian power outlet

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

Learn how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Malian power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Type E power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Malian power outlet you will need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type E USB power adapter in the Malian power outlet. The sunken round wall supply, sometimes known as the CEE 7/7 outlet or Type E power outlet [6], can be recognised by the two 4.8mm adjacent holes for live and neutral and a long metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the micro USB Type B cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Malian 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 E power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Malian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mali - Malian 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/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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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