How to charge your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Zambia

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Zambian power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger, charging the Jabra Solemate using a Type G power plug and recharging the Jabra Solemate using a 3 pinned Type D USB charger

Zambian power outlet

Varying complicated combinations of frequencies and region codes can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. This page has been written to stop visitors needing to worry if they can power the Jabra Solemate when they're staying abroad.If you are visiting Zambia this page contains instructions showing you how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate using their standard types G, C or D Zambian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Zambians normally use the Type G plug outlets. When you are visiting Zambia from a different country ensure the Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to stop 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 Zambia

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Zambia?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in Zambia by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Zambia?

When you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate then the best travel charger for Zambia is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different types of plug sockets that Zambians use (types G, C and D) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the included plugs. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB travel chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. By only bringing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile travel charger online. The power charger illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Zambia

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world 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 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These power adapters come 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 converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power converter for travellers originating from America going to Zambia using 3 pinned 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 from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 perfect for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Zambia.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Zambia?

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Zambian power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type G power charger.

  1. If you want to power the Jabra Solemate from the Zambian power outlet you will need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type G USB power adapter in the Zambian power outlet. The plug outlet, technically called a Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular slots forming a triangular pattern.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power charger 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 Zambian 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 Zambian power outlet

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

A step-by-step guide showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Zambian power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Zambian power outlet you will need a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the Zambian power outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Zambian 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 Zambian power outlet

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

Using type B Micro USB cord and a three pin Type D USB adapter to charge your Jabra Solemate from a Zambian power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Jabra Solemate using a Zambian power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Zambian power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type D power outlet [8], looks like three holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Zambian 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Zambian power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zambia - Zambia country Wiki 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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  10. IKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters