Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Tanzania

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Tanzanian power outlet using micro USB Type B cord with a Type G USB adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a three pin Type D USB plug.

Tanzanian power outlet

When packing for a holiday to Tanzania it is useful to know if you'll be able to charge your common electrical devices when you get there. By not knowing which power socket is used in Tanzania you may end up either bringing too many adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to buy a suitable charger on arrival. Complicated frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions have been written to stop people having to worry if they can charge their Jabra Solemate Mini when visiting abroad.This page has simple instructions telling you what you'll need to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to Tanzania using their standard Type G or D 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll find a majority of Tanzanians use the Type G plugs in their plug outlets. When visiting Tanzania from another country check that the Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

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 Tanzania

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Tanzania?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Tanzania.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Tanzania?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini the best international travel charger for Tanzania to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two types of power outlets that Tanzanians use (G and D) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for type G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the included heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (note that not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these travel adapters and additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this will allow you to recharge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power adapters on your trip. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage while travelling and on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on a plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets with just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Tanzania we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer - the power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Tanzania

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting regions with unstable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected devices. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 adapter for travellers originating from America going to 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This gives practically the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet at almost half the 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Tanzania.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Tanzania?

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

The WikiConnections guide showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Tanzanian power outlet using micro USB Type B cord with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini using 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. Begin the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the Tanzanian power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by the three vertical slots forming a triangular configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB adapter 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 Tanzanian 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Tanzanian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Tanzanian power outlet

Using micro USB Type B cord and a Type D USB adapter to power the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Tanzanian power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Tanzanian power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the Tanzanian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by three circular holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB Type B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Tanzanian 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 whilst you are charging.
How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Tanzanian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanzania - Tanzanian country Wiki page
  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