How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when visiting Eritrea

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Eritrean power outlet by using USB micro Type B cable with a three pin Europlug Type C power charger and recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a three pin Type L USB plug.

Eritrean power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to another country to the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini abroad.This page contains a step by step guide which shows how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini when you're travelling to Eritrea using their standard types L or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. If travelling to Eritrea from a different country ensure the Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate Mini was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) make sure that the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from overheating 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 Eritrea

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Eritrea?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Eritrea by using a power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries and bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini the best international travel charger for Eritrea is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Eritreans use (L and C) and bringing this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring seperate power adapters on your Eritrean trip. By only packing a single international USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage as well as being convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power adapters can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers without using up an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying an adaptable power adapter like this online. The travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Eritrea

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial for visitors of counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from North America visiting Eritrea using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a generous 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 Eritrea.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Eritrea?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Eritrean power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Eritrean power outlet by using USB micro Type B cable with a three pin Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using the Eritrean 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. Plug in the Type C USB power adapter in the power supply. You can identify this plug outlet by two circular holes next to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Eritrean 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Eritrean power outlet

How to use a Type L power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Eritrean power outlet

Simple instructions showing you how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with an Eritrean power outlet with USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type L power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using an Eritrean power outlet you'll need to use a Type L USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type L USB power adapter in the power supply. This squashed hexagon shaped power supply, sometimes known as the Type L power outlet [6], can be identified by three holes forming a line. Note that there are two different variations of Type L wall outlet, one rated at 10 amps and one for 16 amps. A 10 amp version has 4mm thick pins which are spaced 5.5mm apart, and a 16 amp version has slightly larger 5mm pins that are spaced 8mm apart.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Eritrean 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 L power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from an Eritrean power outlet

See also

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