Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Namibia

Using Micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type D power adapter to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Namibian power outlet and how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 3 pin Type M power charger.

Namibian power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country for the first time traveller. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.This page contains simple instructions which shows how to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini when you are travelling to Namibia using the Type D or M Namibian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. If you are visiting Namibia from another country make sure that the Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Jabra Solemate Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts check that the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from being damaged when powering up. If you intend on taking a trip to a Namibian place like Windhoek read the Namibia Wikipedia page [1] for further information.

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 Namibia

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Namibia?

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

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini the best international travel adapter for Namibia is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these USB power adapters, plus additional support for more power demanding devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Namibian trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage and on hand for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling to Namibia we suggest searching for an adaptable travel charger of this nature at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Namibia

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover 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 most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Namibia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet for almost half the 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 suitable for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Namibia.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Namibia?

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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type D power adapter to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Namibian power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Namibian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type D USB power adapter into the wall supply. The wall outlet, sometimes known as a Type D power outlet [3], looks like 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the Type B USB Micro connector into the USB power adapter 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 Namibian 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.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Namibian power outlet

How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Namibian power outlet

Using Micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type M power adapter to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Namibian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Namibian power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type M USB power adapter into the Namibian power outlet. You can identify the power supply 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 USB power adapter 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. Switch on the Namibian 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.
How to use a Type M power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Namibian power outlet

See also

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