How to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Malawi

Simple instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Malawian power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Type G power charger.

Malawian power outlet

Complicated region codes and plug types can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign 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 Mini when you are staying abroad.When going to Malawi these useful instructions show powering your Jabra Solemate Mini using their 230 volt 50Hz Type G Malawian wall outlet, with the Malawians using a 13 amp plug for charging. When you are visiting Malawi from a different country double check your Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure the device is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional transformer to stop the device from overloading whilst powering it up.

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 Malawi

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Malawi?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Malawi.

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

If you are travelling to multiple countries the best travel adapter for Malawi 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 Mini is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers plus support for more power hungry devices like tablets.

Having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring multiple travel adapters or using up additional wall sockets. Only needing to pack a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage while travelling. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when you return home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, phones and speakers without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying this type of flexible power charger online, the power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Malawi

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but 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 when visiting counties with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North 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 best selling portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Malawi using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Malawi.
What is the best power charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Malawi?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Malawian power outlet with USB type B connector with a Type G power charger.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Malawian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type G USB power adapter and plugging it into the power supply. You can identify this wall supply by 3 rectangular holes with plastic shutters forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the power 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 Malawian 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 during the charging process.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Malawian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malawi - wikipedia entry about Malawi
  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, under C$20.
  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, under C$10.
  6. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, under C$20.