How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Niger

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Nigerien power outlet using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger, recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a two pinned Type A USB adapter and recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

Nigerien power outlet

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. This guide shows how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Niger using their D, A, B, C, E or F type 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When you are visiting Niger from a different region please ensure that the Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

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 Niger

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Niger?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Nigerien power outlet.

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

When you are travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best international travel charger for Niger is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [15]. Nigeriens use six different standards of wall outlets (D, A, B, C, E and F) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for both types A and C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads. If your Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power chargers and additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers on your trip to Niger. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [15] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Niger

The 4 port USB travel charger [15] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Niger using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Niger.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Niger?

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

Using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type A USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. To power your Jabra Solemate Mini from the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to use a Type A USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type A USB power adapter in the Nigerien power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by 2 slots next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go. Please note that power cords used with type A sockets which are rated at 125 volts shouldn't be used in Niger so we suggest checking first.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien 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 A power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Nigerien power outlet

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

Using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type B USB charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Nigerien power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Nigerien power outlet you will need to buy a Type B USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type B USB power adapter and plugging it into the wall outlet. This wall supply (technically known as the Type B power outlet [6]) can be identified by two thin slots next to each other with a hole below for the long earthed pin. Please note that power cords with type B outlets which are rated at 125 volts shouldn't be used so we suggest checking first.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB type B connector into the power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Nigerien 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type B USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Nigerien power outlet using type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using a Nigerien power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [9] 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 into the power supply. This wall supply can be identified by two round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB 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 Nigerien 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 three hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate Mini during the charging process.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Nigerien power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions on how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Nigerien power outlet with Type B USB cord and a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini 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. Begin by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the Nigerien power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by three round holes forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the USB 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 Nigerien 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 three hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate Mini during the charging process.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Nigerien power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Nigerien power outlet using Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to buy a Type E USB power adapter [13] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Nigerien power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other with a long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of 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 Nigerien 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 three 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 E power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Nigerien power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Nigerien power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a Schuko Type F USB adapter.

  1. To power your Jabra Solemate Mini from the Nigerien power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [13] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type F USB power adapter in the Nigerien power outlet. The recessed circular power supply can be identified by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and metal grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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. Turn on the Nigerien 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 F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Nigerien power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niger - Nigerien 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/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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters