Charging the Jabra Solemate when visiting Mauritius

Using Micro USB type B connector and a three pinned Type G power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Mauritian power outlet and how to power the Jabra Solemate using a double pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

Mauritian power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what to pick up in advance to power the Jabra Solemate . The following step by step guide shows you how to charge your Jabra Solemate when you're in Mauritius using their types G or C Mauritian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G power outlets will be typically used by a majority of Mauritians. When travelling you'll find power sockets will change regionally so please read the Wikiconnections world power connections guide for a full list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Mauritius from another region please make sure that your Jabra Solemate can accept a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts ensure that your device is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional transformer to avoid the device from being damaged 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 Mauritius

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Mauritius?

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

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

If travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate then the best international travel charger for Mauritius to buy is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Mauritians use two different standards of power outlets (G and C) and using a power adapter like this ensures that you are covered for both types C and G. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will allow you to recharge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple travel chargers 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 travel adapters can be used when you return 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 often we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer, the power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Mauritius

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, however for visitors also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Mauritius and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 option for travellers originating from North America visiting Mauritius.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 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 Mauritius.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Mauritius?

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

Using USB micro type B cable and a three pinned Type G USB charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. If you want to charge your Jabra Solemate using a Mauritian power outlet you'll need to use a Type G USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly you'll need to insert the Type G USB power adapter into the Mauritian power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the 3 vertical rectangular slots with shutters in a triangle shape.
  3. Plug in one 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. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian 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 Mauritian power outlet

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

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Mauritian power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate using a Mauritian power outlet you will need to use a Type C USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter into the Mauritian power outlet. This unearthed wall outlet, sometimes called a Type C power outlet [6], is identified by two adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the Type B USB micro 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 can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Mauritian 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.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Mauritian power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauritius - Mauritius country Wiki page
  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, between $10 to $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, under $10.
  6. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  7. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C mains power outlet, between $10 to $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, between $10 to $15.