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

A guide showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Sudanese power outlet with Type B USB connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 3 pinned Type D power plug.

Sudanese power outlet

Various voltages and plugs 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 needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.The following step by step guide shows you how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when you are travelling to The Sudan by using their D or C type Sudanese 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover most power supplies will change depending on which area you taking a trip to so we recommend reading our Wiki Connections world power connections guide where you'll find a full list showing charging devices in different destinations. When you are visiting The Sudan from a different country please ensure that the Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If your Jabra Solemate Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) double check your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from over-heating during charging. If you intend on staying in a city such as Omdurman please read the Wikipedia.org page about The Sudan [1] for more details prior 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 The Sudan

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in The Sudan?

You can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Sudan by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Sudan?

If you are travelling to multiple countries then the best international travel charger for The Sudan is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Sudanese use two different standards of wall outlets (D and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers and additional compatibility with more power demanding devices.

This means you can recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack seperate power adapters. Because you are only needing to bring a single international travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers and using only a single plug socket.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for The Sudan

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices via USB, however 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 can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 option for travellers originating from America visiting The Sudan using 3 pin type B US 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 North America using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a flexible 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 The Sudan.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in The Sudan?

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

A guide showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Sudanese power outlet with Type B USB connector with a Europlug Type C USB adapter.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Sudanese 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. First plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the Sudanese power outlet. This unearthed wall supply (known as the Europlug) can be identified by the two round adjacent holes where the twin plug outlet pins go.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains 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 Sudanese 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 Sudanese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

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

Using type B Micro USB cord and a 3 pinned Type D power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Sudanese power outlet.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Sudanese power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First plug the Type D USB power adapter into the Sudanese power outlet. The power supply (technically called a Type D power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the 3 holes in a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains 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. Turn on the Sudanese 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 Sudanese power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sudan - Wikipedia.org page about The Sudan
  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/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