How to charge the Jabra Solemate when planning a trip to Reunion

Simple instructions showing you how to charge your Jabra Solemate from a Reunionese power outlet using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type E power charger.

Reunionese power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on staying in a new country for the first time traveller. This guide was written to prevent you having to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate abroad.This page has simple instructions telling you exactly what you'll need to supply power to the Jabra Solemate when staying in Reunion by using their 220 volt 50Hz Type E Reunionese plug outlet, with the Reunionnais using a CEE 7/5 French socket for power outlets. If visiting Reunion from a different country make sure the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240v supply. If your Jabra Solemate originated in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) check your Jabra Solemate is dual voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional converter to prevent the device from being damaged whilst powering it up. If you plan on visiting a Reunionese destination such as Saint-Denis or Saint-Paul we also suggest referring to the wikipedia page about Reunion [1] for more information prior to the location.

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 Reunion

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Reunion?

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

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Reunion?

If travelling to more than one country then the best international travel charger for Reunion is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6]. As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the supplied heads. If your type of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other chargers this means you can power more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power adapters. Only packing a single travel charger will also keep the overall size down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage as well as being suitable for recharging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on a plane. Due to their versatility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple smartphones and tablets without using up an additional wall outlet.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying this type of flexible travel adapter at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose power charger illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [6] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Reunion

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be necessary for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These power adapters come with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Reunion using 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 from North America using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with 1 less AC outlet at almost half 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 ideal for most travellers from around the world visiting Reunion.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Reunion?

How to use a Type E power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Reunionese power outlet

Using USB type B connector and a three pinned Type E power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a Reunionese power outlet.

  1. In order to charge your Jabra Solemate using a Reunionese 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. Begin by taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it in the power outlet. You can identify this wall outlet by the two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral with a single long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangle shape.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the mains power charger 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 Reunionese 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 E power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Reunionese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9union - wikipedia page about Reunion
  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
  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. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters