How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Uganda

Using micro USB Type B connector and a Type G power charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Ugandan power outlet.

Ugandan power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This page has instructions showing exactly how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when you are travelling to Uganda by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Ugandans will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. If travelling to Uganda from another country please ensure that the 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 your device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from being damaged during charging. If you are planning to stay at a city such as Kampala or Gulu we suggest referring to the wikipedia.org page about Uganda [1] for further information on visiting 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 Uganda

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Uganda?

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

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

If travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best international travel power adapter for Uganda to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual travel chargers. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will also keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on a plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers without using up an additional power outlet.

If you travel on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power charger like this online, the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Uganda

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate Mini, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for visitors of regions with unstable power grids. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Uganda.
  • 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 North America using type B plugs. This offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Uganda.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Uganda?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Ugandan power outlet

Using micro USB Type B connector and a Type G power charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Ugandan power outlet.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from the Ugandan power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the Ugandan power outlet. The power supply (called a Type G power outlet [3]) can be identified by three vertical rectangular slots in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect one end of the Type B micro USB cord into the power 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. Turn on the Ugandan 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.
How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Ugandan power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uganda - wikipedia.org page about Uganda
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters