How to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Somalia

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Somali power outlet with USB micro Type B connector and a Type C Europlug USB adapter.

Somali power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when Somalia.The following simple guide will show you how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when visiting Somalia using their 220 volt 50Hz C Type Somali wall outlet, the Somalis will use Europlugs for wall outlets. Power sources vary depending on which country you're taking a trip to so please read our Wikiconnections travel power sockets list for a full list of powering devices in different regions. If visiting Somalia from a different region double check your Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it. If you are planning to visit a Somali destination like Mogadishu or Hargeisa refer to the Somali entry on wikipedia.org [1] for further details prior to travelling to the area.

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 Somalia

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Somalia?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Somalia by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel charger for Somalia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by switching the plugs. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times with one of these power adapters, along with support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel chargers for your Somali trip. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will help keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying a flexible power charger similar to this online, the power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Somalia

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Somalia 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Somalia.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 and gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with one 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Somalia.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Somalia?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Somali power outlet

The Wiki Connections guide on how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Somali power outlet by using Type B USB connector with a Type C power charger.

  1. To supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from the Somali power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the Somali power outlet. This unearthed wall supply, sometimes known as the Type C power outlet [3], is recognised by two holes next to each other where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the power 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. Switch on the Somali 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.
How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Somali power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somalia - Somali entry 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/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