How to charge the Jabra Solemate in Nigeria

Instructions on how to power the Jabra Solemate with a Nigerian power outlet with USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type G power adapter and how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a Type D power adapter.

Nigerian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate . These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate when you are travelling to Nigeria.This step-by-step guide will show how to charge your Jabra Solemate when visiting Nigeria using their standard Type G or D 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When travelling to Nigeria from another country check that the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overloading 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 Nigeria

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Nigeria?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in Nigeria.

What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Nigeria?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than your Jabra Solemate the best international travel charger for Nigeria is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Nigeria (types G and D) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the supplied plugs. If your model of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers on your Nigerian trip or occupying additional wall sockets. Only needing to bring a single travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of chargers can be used back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Nigeria we recommend buying an adaptable travel adapter similar to this online; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Nigeria

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Nigeria and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Nigeria using type B US plug sockets.
  • 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 from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Nigeria.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Nigeria?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Nigerian power outlet

Instructions on how to power the Jabra Solemate with a Nigerian power outlet with USB Type B cable and a three pinned Type G power adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your Jabra Solemate using the Nigerian 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 taking the Type G USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The power supply (sometimes known as a Type G power outlet [3]) looks like 3 rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Nigerian 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 during the charging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Nigerian power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Nigerian power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type D power charger.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate from the Nigerian power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it in the Nigerian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 round holes forming a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port is located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Nigerian 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 charging your Jabra Solemate from a Nigerian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria - Nigeria Wikipedia web page
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate 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. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters