Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Tanzania

Simple instructions showing you how to power the Jabra Solemate from a Tanzanian power outlet using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type G power charger and powering the Jabra Solemate using a Type D USB charger.

Tanzanian power outlet

Complicated combinations of region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning to stay in a new country, especially if you've never been there before. When you are travelling to Tanzania these instructions show powering the Jabra Solemate by using their standard Type G or D 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type G wall outlets are normally used by most Tanzanians. If you are visiting Tanzania from another country check that the Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240 volt supply. If your Jabra Solemate came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure that your Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it.

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 Tanzania

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Tanzania?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Tanzanian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Tanzania?

If you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing along more than your Jabra Solemate the best international travel adapter for Tanzania is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two standards of plug sockets in Tanzania (G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. As these chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 to 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by changing the heads over. If your type of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these USB power adapters along with support for more power demanding devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters having a four port adapter will allow you to power more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy multiple power adapters. Only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets with just a single wall outlet.

We recommend searching for a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The travel charger illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Tanzania

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of counties with unstable power supplies. These travel adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tanzania 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 best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America visiting Tanzania using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Tanzania.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Tanzania?

How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Tanzanian power outlet

Instructions on how to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Tanzanian power outlet using type B USB micro cable and a Type G USB charger.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate from a Tanzanian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type G USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the three rectangular slots forming a triangle pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Plug in one end of the type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Tanzanian 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.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Tanzanian power outlet

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to power the Jabra Solemate from a Tanzanian power outlet by using USB Type B connector and a 3 pin Type D power adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using the Tanzanian 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. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it in the Tanzanian power outlet. This plug supply (technically called the Type D power outlet [6]) looks like 3 round holes in a triangular shape.
  3. Then connect the USB 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. The USB charging port is located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Tanzanian 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 during the charging process.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

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