Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Eritrea

Instructions showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate with an Eritrean power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger and powering the Jabra Solemate using a Type L power adapter.

Eritrean power outlet

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country, especially to the first time traveller. This guide has been written to help prepare travellers wanting to power their Jabra Solemate when they are travelling to Eritrea.This page is a useful guide which shows exactly what you'll need to charge the Jabra Solemate when you're travelling to Eritrea using their standard L or C type Eritrean 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power supplies will change depending on which region you travelling to so please read the WikiConnections travel power supplies guide for a complete list showing charging devices in different regions and countries. When travelling to Eritrea from another region ensure that your Jabra Solemate can accept a 240 volt supply. If your Jabra Solemate originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it.

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 Eritrea

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Eritrea?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to an Eritrean power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Eritrea?

If travelling to more than one country or bringing along more than your Jabra Solemate the best international travel charger for Eritrea to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of plug sockets in Eritrea (L and C) and using a power adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these USB travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring individual power adapters or using up additional power sockets. Only packing a single USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage as well as being suitable for charging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on the plane. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used when you return home not just abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without needing an additional wall outlet.

We recommend buying a flexible travel charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the iKits 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Eritrea

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] 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 wishing to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to counties with unreliable power grids. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Eritrea and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable option for travellers originating from America going to Eritrea.
  • 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 the same set of features as the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 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 Eritrea.
What is the best travel charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Eritrea?

Powering the Jabra Solemate with an Eritrean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate with an Eritrean power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable and a Europlug Type C USB charger.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate using the Eritrean power outlet you'll need a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type C USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall outlet by the two round holes next to each other.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port is located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Eritrean 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 during the charging process.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with an Eritrean power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate with an Eritrean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

Using type B USB micro cable with a Type L power adapter to power your Jabra Solemate with an Eritrean power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using the Eritrean power outlet you'll need a Type L USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by inserting the Type L USB power adapter into the wall supply. The flattened hexagon shaped plug outlet, sometimes known as a Type L power outlet [6], can be recognised by three round adjecent holes in a line. Note that there are two variations of Type L plug supply rated for 10 and 16 amps. A 10 amp plug supply has 4mm thick pins that are spaced 5.5mm apart whilst a 16 amp version has larger 5mm pins spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port is located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Eritrean 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 an Eritrean power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type L USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eritrea - wikipedia entry about Eritrea
  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/typeL.htm - Type L power outlet
  7. Type L USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type L 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