Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Sierra Leone

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Sierra Leonean power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Type G USB charger and how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type D power adapter.

Sierra Leonean power outlet

Different voltages and region codes can often cause confusion when planning to visit another country, especially to the first time traveller. These guidelines were specifically written to stop people having to worry if they'll be able to power their Jabra Solemate Mini when they are abroad.If you're travelling to Sierra Leone these instructions show how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini by using the G or D type Sierra Leonean 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. When visiting Sierra Leone from another country check the Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Jabra Solemate Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) double check the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to stop the device from overloading 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 Sierra Leone

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Sierra Leone?

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

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

When you are travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Sierra Leone to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different types of wall outlets in Sierra Leone (types G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 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 will) then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

This will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your Sierra Leonean trip or occupying additional wall sockets. By only needing a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling and convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on the flight. Because of their flexibility 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 under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and phones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest searching for this type of versatile power 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 different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Sierra Leone

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Sierra Leone and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Sierra Leone using type B 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 is a much 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Sierra Leone.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Sierra Leone?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Sierra Leonean power outlet using type B USB cable with a three pin Type G USB charger.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Sierra Leonean power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Sierra Leonean power outlet. This power outlet, technically called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 rectangular holes with shutters forming a triangle shape.
  3. Connect one end of the micro USB Type B cable into the mains USB charger 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 Sierra Leonean 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 G power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Sierra Leonean power outlet

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Sierra Leonean power outlet with type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type D USB charger.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Sierra Leonean power outlet you will need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. You can recognise this wall outlet by the 3 circular holes forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB charger 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. Turn on the Sierra Leonean 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 Sierra Leonean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierra_Leone - Sierra Leonean page on Wikipedia.org
  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/typeG.htm - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - Provides power from a type G mains power supply
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D 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