Charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in Reunion

The WikiConnections page showing how to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Reunionese power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type E power adapter.

Reunionese power outlet

Different standards and sockets can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country, especially to the first time traveller. These instructions have been written to help assist travellers wanting to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when they are visiting abroad.This simple guide tells you how to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini when staying in Reunion using their standard 220 volt 50Hz Type E wall outlet, with the Reunionese using a CEE 7/5 French socket for wall outlets. You will discover power will differ regionally therefore please read the Africa and power supplies page for a full list of countries. When you are visiting Reunion from another country please check the Jabra Solemate Mini can accept a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120 volts make sure your Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to stop the device from over-heating whilst powering it. If you intend on taking a trip to a Reunionese destination such as Saint-Denis or Saint-Paul we recommend referring to the Reunion wikipedia page [1] for more details.

Ensure you have version 1.14 or greater of the Jabra Solemate Mini firmware, visit the official Jabra Solemate Mini support site [2] to download the latest version. You can switch off the default 'Connected' and other announcements by holding down the Volume down button when turning on the Jabra Solemate Mini until you hear 'Sound prompts off'.

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Reunion

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Reunion?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate Mini to a Reunionese power outlet by using the correct power convertor.

What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Reunion?

When travelling to multiple countries or bringing more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best international travel adapter for Reunion to buy is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [6].

As these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa simply by switching the supplied plugs. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster charging times with one of these types of power adapters plus additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. This will also allow you to power more than one device at the same time without needing to pack individual travel chargers on your Reunionese trip or occupying additional wall outlets. Because you are only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will help keep the size and weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand baggage while travelling. Because of their flexibility these types of power chargers can be used when back at home as well as abroad so when you're not on holiday they can sit overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single wall outlet.

If you travel regularly we suggest searching for a versatile power charger of this nature online. The multipurpose power charger 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 Reunion

The 4 port USB travel charger [6] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to charge devices using USB, 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 unreliable power grids. These power adapters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China 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 compact power adapter for travellers originating from America going to Reunion.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for 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 perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Reunion.
What is the best travel charger for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Reunion?

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

Learn how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Reunionese power outlet using Type B Micro USB cable with a three pinned Type E power adapter.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Reunionese power outlet you'll need a Type E USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. First you'll need to insert the Type E USB power adapter into the power supply. You can recognise this power outlet by two large adjacent holes where the twin pins go along with one long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular configuration.
  3. Then connect one end of the Micro USB type B cable into the bottom of the mains power adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Reunionese power outlet.
  5. The battery indicator on the Jabra Solemate Mini will glow red when low, yellow when half full and green when fully charged. Typically the battery will take 3 hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate Mini during the charging process.
Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a Reunionese power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%A9union - Reunion wikipedia page
  2. http://www.jabra.co.uk/supportpages/jabra-solemate-mini#/#100-97300000-60 - official Jabra Solemate Mini 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