How to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Somalia

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate from a Somali power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a three pin Europlug Type C USB adapter.

Somali power outlet

Differing region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to assist visitors wanting to charge their Jabra Solemate when they're travelling abroad.If you are staying in Somalia these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate using a 220 volt 50Hz C Type plug outlet, the Somalians will use Europlugs for wall outlets. If visiting Somalia from another region please ensure the Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts ensure that the Jabra Solemate 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 being damaged during charging.

Ensure you have download version 1.34 or greater of the latest Jabra Solemate firmware from the official Jabra Solemate support site [2]. After you have set up the speaker you can turn off the default 'Solemate is connected' announcements by holding down the Volume down button when turning on the Jabra Solemate until you hear 'Sound prompts off'.

Charging the Jabra Solemate in Somalia

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Somalia?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Somali power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Somalia to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the plugs. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these power chargers plus support for certain power demanding devices. Having a four port charger means you can charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers on your trip to Somalia or occupying additional power outlets. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling and suitable for recharging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets and smartphones without using up an additional wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Somalia

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors 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 crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters are supplied 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Somalia 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 Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more generous 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 Somalia.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Somalia?

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

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate from a Somali power outlet with type B micro USB connector and a three pin Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Somali 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. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Somali power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take 2.5 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate whilst charging.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Somali power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somalia - Wikipedia entry about Somalia
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate 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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters