How to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Angola

How to connect an Angolan power outlet to the Jabra Solemate

Angolan power outlet

Various region codes and sockets can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate when you are staying abroad.When staying in Angola these useful instructions show how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate using their 220 volt 50Hz C Type plug outlet, with the Angolans using a Europlug for charging. Power sources will change regionally so please read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to Angola from another region check that your Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power transformer to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you plan on staying in an Angolan destination like Luanda we suggest referring to the Angola Wikipedia page [1] for more indepth details prior to travelling to the area.

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 Angola

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Angola?

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

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Angola to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As 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 included plugs. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers plus support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring multiple travel adapters. Because you are only packing 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 convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on the plane. Because of their space saving flexibility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single wall outlet.

For those travelling frequently we recommend searching for a multipurpose power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel adapter illustrated below is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous countries.

Alternative travel adapter for Angola

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, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Angola 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 most popular compact option for travellers originating from North America going to Angola.
  • 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. 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Angola.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate in Angola?

Charging the Jabra Solemate from an Angolan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

Using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Europlug Type C USB charger to power your Jabra Solemate from an Angolan power outlet.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Angolan 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 inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by two round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect one 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 found on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Angolan 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from an Angolan power outlet by using a two pinned Europlug Type C USB adapter

See also

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