How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Zimbabwe

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Zimbabwe power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type G USB adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

Zimbabwe power outlet

Complicated region codes and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. This page is a simple guide which shows what you'll need to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini when you are in Zimbabwe by using the standard Type G or D Zimbabwe 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets, you'll discover most Zimbabweans will typically use the Type G wall outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll find that most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the WikiConnections world power supplies page for a full list showing regions and countries. If travelling to Zimbabwe from another country please ensure the Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to avoid the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

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 Zimbabwe

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Zimbabwe?

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

What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Zimbabwe?

If travelling to more than one country the best travel power adapter for Zimbabwe to buy 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 wall outlets in Zimbabwe (types G and D) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G.

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 North America, Europe, Asia and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge (please note that not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters this will also allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters on your trip to Zimbabwe 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 and convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel chargers can be used back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones, tablets and speakers with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying an adaptable power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Zimbabwe

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips 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 Zimbabwe 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 Zimbabwe.
  • 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 from the US using type B plugs and is a more cost effective alternative to 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Zimbabwe.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Zimbabwe?

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

Using type B USB cord and a Type G power charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Zimbabwe power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Zimbabwe 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 wall outlet. This power supply, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], can be recognised by the three vertical rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular pattern for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one 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 Mini. The USB charging port can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Zimbabwe 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 recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Zimbabwe power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Zimbabwe power outlet

A step-by-step guide showing you how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Zimbabwe power outlet by using USB Micro Type B cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Zimbabwe power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. You can identify this wall supply by 3 holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the type B USB cord into the USB power charger 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. Switch on the Zimbabwe 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 during the charging process.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Zimbabwe power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe country Wikipedia 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