Charging the Jabra Solemate when visiting Namibia

Instructions on how to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Namibian power outlet using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type D USB charger and charging the Jabra Solemate using a three pinned Type M power adapter.

Namibian power outlet

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines have been specifically written to stop people worrying if they'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Namibia.The following guide tells you exactly what you'll need to charge the Jabra Solemate when you're in Namibia using the Type D or M Namibian 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power sockets vary depending on which region you are travelling to so we suggest reading the power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When visiting Namibia from another region ensure that your Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from being damaged when charging it.

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 Namibia

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Namibia?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Namibia by using a power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Namibia?

When travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate the best international travel charger for Namibia to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8].

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs over. If your type of Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB power adapters and additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to buy individual power adapters for your Namibian trip. By only packing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Namibia we suggest searching for this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Namibia and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK 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 visiting Namibia using type B American 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 originating from America using type B plugs and gives almost the same functionality as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Namibia.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate in Namibia?

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Namibian power outlet

Using type B Micro USB cable and a 3 pin Type D power charger to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Namibian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Jabra Solemate using a Namibian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to plug the Type D USB power adapter in the Namibian power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type D power outlet [3]) looks like 3 round holes in a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Namibian 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.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Namibian power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

Using type B USB micro cable and a Type M USB charger to charge your Jabra Solemate with a Namibian power outlet.

  1. To charge your Jabra Solemate using the Namibian power outlet you will need to use a Type M USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type M USB power adapter and inserting it in the wall supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Namibian 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 Namibian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type M USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namibia - Namibia Wiki page
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  4. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  7. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M 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