Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Sao Tome

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Sao Tome power outlet using Type B USB micro connector with a three pin Europlug Type C power adapter and powering the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pinned Type F power adapter.

Sao Tome power outlet

Varying complicated standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what to purchase in advance to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini . These instructions have been written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when you're in travelling to Sao Tome.The following simple instructions shows exactly what you'll need to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when you are travelling to Sao Tome using their standard Type F or C 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. When travelling to Sao Tome from a different region ensure the Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts double check your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from being damaged whilst powering it.

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 Sao Tome

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Sao Tome?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Sao Tome.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Sao Tome?

If you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini and visiting multiple countries then the best travel power adapter for Sao Tome is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of plug sockets in Sao Tome (types F and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by switching the included heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters along with additional support for more power hungry devices. This will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel chargers. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will also keep the overall weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on the flight. Because of their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and e-readers with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Sao Tome we recommend buying this type of versatile travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer, the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Sao Tome

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices using USB, but 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 counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular portable option for travellers originating from America visiting Sao Tome using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This gives the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Sao Tome.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Sao Tome?

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

Instructions on how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Sao Tome power outlet using micro USB Type B cord with a Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Sao Tome power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type C USB power adapter into the Sao Tome power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by two round adjacent holes for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB 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. Turn on the Sao Tome 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 Sao Tome power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using Type B USB cable and a three pinned Type F USB adapter to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Sao Tome power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Sao Tome power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. The recessed round power outlet can be recognised by two round holes 19 mm adjacent to each other, plus thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Type B connector 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 Sao Tome 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.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Sao Tome power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Tom%C3%A9_and_Pr%C3%ADncipe - Sao Tome 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/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