Charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Rwanda

Using Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Rwandan power outlet and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type J power adapter.

Rwandan power outlet

Various combinations of region codes and sockets can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially if you've never been there before. These instructions have been specifically written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when you are abroad.When you are visiting Rwanda these instructions show powering the Jabra Solemate Mini by using their standard Type J or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. If you are visiting Rwanda from another region please check that the Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Jabra Solemate Mini was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v ensure your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating during charging.

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 Rwanda

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Rwanda?

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

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best international travel adapter for Rwanda is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets that Rwandans use (J and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C.

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 (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, plus additional support for certain power hungry devices.

Unlike other adapters this will allow you to charge multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of power adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and e-readers using just a single power outlet.

For those travelling to Rwanda we suggest buying this type of versatile power adapter online; the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Rwanda

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices using USB, but for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful for travellers to counties with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Rwanda 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 best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Rwanda.
  • 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 America using type B plugs and offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Rwanda.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Rwanda?

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

Using USB Type B cord with a Europlug Type C USB charger to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Rwandan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate Mini using the Rwandan power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it in the wall supply. This ungrounded power outlet, also known as a Europlug, can be recognised by 2 circular adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Rwandan 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 Rwandan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using Micro USB type B connector and a 3 pin Type J power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Rwandan power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Rwandan power outlet you will need to use a Type J USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by plugging the Type J USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the hexagon shaped power supply by the three round holes in a flattened triangular configuration for live, neutral and earth.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B USB micro cable into the bottom of the USB power 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. Turn on the Rwandan 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 Rwandan power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type J USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rwanda - Rwandan Wiki 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/typeJ.htm - Type J power outlet
  7. Type J USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type J 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