Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Sao Tome

The Wiki Connections page showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a Sao Tome power outlet with Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate using a two pin Type F USB plug.

Sao Tome power outlet

Varying different region codes and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need to pick up in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate . These simple instructions will show how to supply power to the Jabra Solemate when you're in Sao Tome using their standard F or C type Sao Tome 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sockets change depending on which region you are visiting therefore we recommend reading the World power supplies page for a complete list of regions and countries. When you are travelling to Sao Tome from another country ensure that your Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check 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 being damaged when charging 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 Sao Tome

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Sao Tome?

Yes, you can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Sao Tome power outlet.

What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Sao Tome?

When travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate and visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Sao Tome to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Sao Tomean use two different standards of wall outlets (types F and C) and using a travel adapter like this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries in Asia, North America, Europe and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your type of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times with one of these types of USB power adapters along with compatibility with certain power demanding devices like tablets. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel chargers on your Sao Tome trip or using up additional power sockets. Only bringing a single international travel charger will also keep the size down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage and convenient for charging your Jabra Solemate at the airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

We recommend buying a versatile power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Sao Tome

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from any country who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is useful for visitors of regions with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Sao Tome and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Sao Tome using 3 pin type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs. This is a cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Sao Tome.
What is the best power adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Sao Tome?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Sao Tome power outlet

Using Type B USB Micro connector with a Type C Europlug power adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a Sao Tome power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using a Sao Tome 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. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the Sao Tome power outlet. You can identify the wall outlet by the two holes adjacent to each other for live and neutral.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB Type B connector 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 on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Sao Tome 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Sao Tome power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Sao Tome power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

Using type B USB Micro cable and a Type F Schuko power adapter to power the Jabra Solemate from a Sao Tome power outlet.

  1. To charge the Jabra Solemate from a Sao Tome power outlet you will need to use a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type F USB power adapter into the power outlet. The circular wall outlet can be recognised by the two 4.8mm round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins along with a pair of thin grounding clips at the top and bottom.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Sao Tome 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 a Sao Tome power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Tom%C3%A9_and_Pr%C3%ADncipe - Sao Tome Wikipedia page
  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/typeF.htm - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type F 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