How to charge the Jabra Solemate when planning a trip to Niger

Instructions showing how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Nigerien power outlet by using type B Micro USB connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter, recharging the Jabra Solemate using a Type A power charger and how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a three pinned Type B power plug

Nigerien power outlet

Complicated voltages and plugs can all be confusing when planning on travelling to another country to the first time traveller. This page has simple instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Jabra Solemate when staying in Niger using their types D, A, B, C, E or F Nigerien 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power supplies differ depending on which country you travelling to therefore we recommend reading our WikiConnections global power sockets list for a complete list of countries. If you are visiting Niger from a different country please ensure that your Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overheating 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 Niger

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Niger?

You can use the Jabra Solemate in Niger by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Niger?

If you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate then the best travel charger for Niger to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. There are six different standards of plug sockets that Nigeriens use (D, A, B, C, E and F) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for both types A and C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the included heads over. If your Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters. Because you are only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we suggest buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Niger

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Niger and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Niger using 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and gives almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Niger.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Niger?

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type A USB charger to power the Jabra Solemate with a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate using the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type A USB power adapter in the Nigerien power outlet. The wall supply, technically known as the Type A power outlet [3], can be identified by two adjacent slots next to each other where the pins go. Please be aware that power cords used with type A outlets which are rated at less that 240 V shouldn't be used in Niger so we recommend checking prior to turning the power on.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Nigerien power outlet by using a two pinned Type A USB adapter

How to use a Type B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Nigerien power outlet

Instructions on how to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Nigerien power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type B power charger.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate from a Nigerien power outlet you will need to use a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type B USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 2 slots for live and neutral blades with a semicircle shaped hole below for the long earthed pin. Please be aware power cords used with type B sockets which are rated at 125 V should not be used in Niger so please check first.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port is located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien 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 B power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Nigerien power outlet

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Nigerien power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Nigerien power outlet by using type B Micro USB connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate from a Nigerien power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Nigerien power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two circular 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 USB mains 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. Turn on the Nigerien 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Nigerien power outlet

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

Using type B USB Micro cord with a Type D power adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Jabra Solemate from the Nigerien power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [11] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the Nigerien power outlet. This wall supply, technically known as a Type D power outlet [10], can be identified by three holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the type B USB micro cord into the bottom of the mains power 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 Nigerien 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 Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

A guide showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Nigerien power outlet by using type B USB micro cord and a Type E power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate from the Nigerien power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [13] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the Nigerien power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two large circular holes 19mm apart from each other along with one metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Nigerien 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power the Jabra Solemate with a Nigerien power outlet with type B USB cable with a three pin Type F Schuko USB charger.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate using the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by plugging the Type F USB power adapter in the Nigerien power outlet. You can identify this plug outlet by two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port is located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niger - Nigerien page on wikipedia
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm - Type A power outlet
  4. Type A USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type A 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/typeB.htm - Type B power outlet
  7. Type B USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type B mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  9. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  10. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  11. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  12. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  13. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  14. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  15. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters