Charging the Jabra Solemate in Botswana

Instructions on how to power the Jabra Solemate with a Botswana power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type D USB charger, how to power the Jabra Solemate using a three pinned Type G power charger and how to power the Jabra Solemate using a three pinned Type M power charger

Botswana power outlet

Varying different voltages and region codes can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to another country, especially to the first time traveller. These simple instructions tells you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Jabra Solemate when travelling to Botswana using their standard types G, D or M 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power sources will vary depending on which country you taking a trip to so we recommend that you read the Wikiconnections global power sockets page where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different regions. When you are visiting Botswana from another country please double check your Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the Jabra Solemate 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 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 Botswana

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Botswana?

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

What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Botswana?

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate the best travel power adapter for Botswana is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of wall outlets in Botswana (types G, D and M) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type G. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Unlike other travel adapters this means you can charge more than one device simultaneously without needing to pack individual travel chargers. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand luggage. Due to their space saving versatility these types of chargers can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers without needing an additional power outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we suggest buying a multipurpose travel adapter similar to this at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power charger illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Botswana

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country 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 when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Botswana and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Botswana using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 only 1 less AC outlet for almost half 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 suitable for most travellers from around the world visiting Botswana.
What is the best power charger for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Botswana?

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

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Botswana power outlet with USB micro type B cord with a Type G USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge your Jabra Solemate using the Botswana power outlet you'll need a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type G USB power adapter into the Botswana power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type G power outlet [3], looks like 3 rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Turn on the Botswana 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.
How to use a Type G power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Botswana power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Instructions on how to power the Jabra Solemate with a Botswana power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type D USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate from a Botswana power outlet you will need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by plugging the Type D USB power adapter in the Botswana power outlet. The power supply (known as the Type D power outlet [6]) can be identified by the three circular holes in a triangular pattern for live, neutral and ground.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the Botswana 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 a Botswana power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Botswana power outlet

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Botswana power outlet with USB micro type B cord and a Type M USB adapter.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate using the Botswana power outlet you'll need a Type M USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly plug in the Type M USB power adapter into the Botswana power outlet. This power outlet, sometimes called the Type M power outlet [8], looks like 3 large round holes in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB micro Type B connector into the bottom of the USB mains 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. Turn on the Botswana 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.
How to use a Type M power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Botswana power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botswana - wikipedia entry about Botswana
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate 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
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeM.htm - Type M power outlet
  9. Type M USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type M mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters