Charging the Jabra Solemate when staying in Saint Pierre

A step by step guide showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate with a St Pierrais power outlet with Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type E power charger.

St Pierrais power outlet

Varying different standards and voltages can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. This page is a step-by-step guide telling you how to power your Jabra Solemate when you are visiting Saint Pierre using a standard 230 volt 50Hz E Type wall outlet, with the Saint-Pierrais using CEE 7/5 French sockets for power outlets. If travelling to Saint Pierre from a different country ensure that your Jabra Solemate can be used with a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts check that your 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 overloading during charging. If you plan to visit a city like Saint-Pierre read the wikipedia page about Saint Pierre [1] for further details.

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 Pierre

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Saint Pierre?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a St Pierrais power outlet by using the correct power adaptor.

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

If you are travelling to more than one country then the best travel adapter for Saint Pierre to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by changing the plugs over. If your Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, and compatibility with more power demanding devices.

Having a four port adapter will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack seperate travel chargers. By only packing a single international travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to fold up in hand baggage while travelling. 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 under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets using just a single plug socket.

If you travel to Saint Pierre we recommend buying this type of flexible travel charger at your preferred electronics retailer; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been successfully tested with multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Pierre

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, however for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which is crucial when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 America visiting Saint Pierre using 3 pinned type B plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Similarly having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers a 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 ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Saint Pierre.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Saint Pierre?

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a St Pierrais power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

Instructions showing how to charge your Jabra Solemate from a St Pierrais power outlet with Type B Micro USB connector with a three pin Type E USB charger.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate from a St Pierrais power outlet you'll need to use a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Firstly plug the Type E USB power adapter in the power outlet. The recessed round power outlet can be identified by the two large holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral pins with a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top to form a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect the USB 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. The USB charging port can be found on the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the St Pierrais 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 St Pierrais power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Pierre_and_Miquelon - wikipedia page about Saint Pierre
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate#/#100-97100000-60 - official Jabra Solemate support site
  3. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  4. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet, priced at around $10.
  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. 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.