How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini in Principe

Simple instructions showing you how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Prinicipe power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Europlug Type C power charger and recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type F Schuko USB plug.

Prinicipe power outlet

Complicated combinations of voltages and plug types can all be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were specifically written to stop you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when you are travelling to Principe.This page is a useful guide demonstrating how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini when you're in Principe by using their types F or C Prinicipe 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When travelling to Principe from another country check that the Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged when powering up. If you're planning on taking a trip to a destination like Santo António or Ilhéu Bom Bom read the Prinicipe Wikipedia web page [1] for further details.

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 Principe

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Principe?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Principe.

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

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini the best travel power adapter for Principe is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Prinicipians use two different standards of power outlets (F and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for more power hungry devices. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power chargers. By only needing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on the plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones, tablets and speakers and using only a single power outlet.

If you travel often we suggest buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Principe

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 3 power strips offer surge protection which is necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting Principe.
  • 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 originating from the US using type B plugs and is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Principe.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Principe?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Prinicipe power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Prinicipe power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Prinicipe power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two circular adjacent 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 charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Prinicipe 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Prinicipe power outlet

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

Learn how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Prinicipe power outlet with type B USB cable with a three pinned Schuko Type F power adapter.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Prinicipe power outlet you'll need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type F USB power adapter into the Prinicipe power outlet. This circular power supply can be recognised by the two large round holes 19 mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins along with thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect the USB 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 Mini. The USB charging port can be located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Prinicipe 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Prinicipe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Tom%C3%A9_and_Pr%C3%ADncipe - Prinicipe Wikipedia web 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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