Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini when visiting Zambia

Instructions showing how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Zambian power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger, how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type D USB adapter

Zambian power outlet

When planning to travel to Zambia it can be useful to know if you'll be able to charge any common devices like mobiles and tablets when you're there. By not knowing which wall socket is used in Zambia you could end up either over packing with unnecessary spare adaptors or pack the wrong adaptor, leaving you needing to buy or borrow a potentially expensive power adaptor when you get there which could be incompatible. Varying complicated region codes and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never been there before. 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 Zambia by using their types G, C or D Zambian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G plug outlets will be typically used by most Zambians. If travelling to Zambia from a different country make sure the Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate Mini came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power 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 Zambia

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Zambia?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Zambian power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Zambia?

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best travel adapter for Zambia to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are three types of wall outlets in Zambia (types G, C and D) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for both types C and G.

Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate Mini can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker recharging times by using one of these travel adapters plus additional compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel chargers this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel adapters for your trip or using up additional wall outlets. Because you are only needing to bring a single lightweight travel charger will keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets without using up an additional plug socket.

We suggest searching for a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this online. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Zambia

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come 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 Zambia using 3 pin 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 the 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 Zambia. [10] [AD]
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Zambia?

How to use a Type G power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Zambian power outlet

Instructions showing how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Zambian power outlet with USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Zambian 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. Begin the process by inserting the Type G USB power adapter in the power supply. This plug outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like three holes forming a triangular shape for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB micro type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Zambian 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 charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Zambian power outlet

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

Instructions showing you how to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Zambian power outlet by using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Zambian power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Zambian power outlet. You can recognise this power outlet by the 2 circular holes adjacent to each other where the two plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B connector into the mains USB 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. Turn on the Zambian 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Zambian power outlet

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

Using USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type D power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Zambian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Jabra Solemate Mini using a Zambian power outlet you'll need to buy a Type D USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the power supply. This power outlet (technically known as a Type D power outlet [8]) looks like three circular holes in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Zambian 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 D power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Zambian power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - Zambia Wikipedia web page
  2. Jabra - official Jabra Solemate Mini support site
  3. iec.ch - Type G power outlet
  4. Type G USB power adapter - A Type G USB charger has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, costing under C$15.
  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, costs around C$10.
  6. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, priced under C$20.
  8. iec.ch - Type D power outlet
  9. Type D USB power adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D USB chargers have large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, priced under C$20.
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, costing around C$15.