How to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Tunisia

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Tunisian power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type C power charger and powering the Jabra Solemate using a two pinned Type E USB adapter.

Tunisian power outlet

Various region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate in Tunisia. This page is a guide which shows what you'll need to charge your Jabra Solemate when you are in Tunisia by using the standard types E or C Tunisian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, Type E plug outlets are normally used by most Tunisians. Power sources will change depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections global power connections list for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Tunisia from another country please ensure the Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) make sure the Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to avoid the device from overheating when powering up.

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 Tunisia

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Tunisia?

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

What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate in Tunisia?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel charger for Tunisia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of power outlets in Tunisia (types E and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the included heads. If your Jabra Solemate supports 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 will also allow you to charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Tunisia or occupying additional power outlets. By 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. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for this type of versatile travel adapter online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Tunisia

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Tunisia and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Tunisia using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 Tunisia.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate in Tunisia?

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

A step-by-step guide showing you how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Tunisian power outlet by using type B USB cord and a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to power your Jabra Solemate from the Tunisian 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. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Tunisian power outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 2 adjacent holes where the pins slide into.
  3. Connect 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 Tunisian 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Tunisian power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Tunisian power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Tunisian power outlet by using type B micro USB cord and a Type E power charger.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Tunisian power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Tunisian power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm round adjacent holes and one metal earth pin protruding in the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Connect 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 Tunisian 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 E power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Tunisian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunisia - Tunisian 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/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/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  7. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E 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