Charging your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Saint Martin

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a St Martins power outlet by using Micro USB type B cord with a 3 pin Europlug Type C power adapter and charging the Jabra Solemate using a two pin Type F power adapter.

St Martins power outlet

If packing for a trip it's useful to know if you'll be able to charge all your essential electronics such as mobile phones or tablets that you are bringing with you. By not knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, leaving you having to borrow a suitable adaptor when you need it which might be incompatible and damage the device. Different standards and sockets can often cause confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. These instructions have been written to prevent visitors worrying if they'll be able to power their Jabra Solemate when going abroad.This page is a useful guide showing you exactly what you'll need to charge the Jabra Solemate when you're travelling to Saint Martin by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, Type F wall outlets will be used by a majority of Saint Martins. Most power changes depending on which country you are in so we recommend reading the power supplies and Europe page for a full list of regions and countries. When you are visiting Saint Martin from another country check that the Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it came from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check the Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from overheating whilst powering it up.

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 Saint Martin

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Saint Martin?

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

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Saint Martin?

When travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate then the best travel power adapter for Saint Martin is a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Saint Martins use two different standards of power outlets (types F and C) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by changing the included plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (note not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much quicker recharging times by using one of these USB power chargers, plus compatibility with certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a four port adapter means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to buy multiple power adapters. By only needing a single USB travel charger will also keep the size and weight down, making it ideal to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling as well as being convenient for recharging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on your flight. Because of their versatility these types of travel adapters can be used at home so when you're not travelling they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and e-readers with just a single wall outlet.

If you travel often we suggest searching for a flexible power adapter like this at your preferred electronics retailer - the travel adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous different countries with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Martin

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power strips offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to counties with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances. These power converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Martin and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular portable option for travellers originating from America going to Saint Martin using type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from the US using type B plugs and offers the same functionality as the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 Saint Martin.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Saint Martin?

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

Using type B USB micro cable with a Type C USB charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate from a St Martins power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to your Jabra Solemate from a St Martins power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the St Martins power outlet. You can recognise this wall outlet by two holes adjacent to each other.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB cable into the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port is located on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the St Martins 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 St Martins power outlet

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a St Martins power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

Learn how to power the Jabra Solemate from a St Martins power outlet using USB micro type B connector and a Type F Schuko power adapter.

  1. To charge your Jabra Solemate using the St Martins power outlet you will need to buy a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Plug the Type F USB power adapter into the power supply. You can identify the wall supply by the two 4.8mm circular adjacent holes, plus two thin grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB micro type B cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the St Martins 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a St Martins power outlet by using a two pinned Schuko Type F USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Martin - wikipedia entry about Saint Martin
  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, estimated price under $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, between $5 to $10.
  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, priced 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, costs between $10 to $15.