How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when planning a trip to Saint Martin

Using type B USB cable with a three pin Type C Europlug USB charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini with a St Martins power outlet and how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using a double pinned Schuko Type F power charger.

St Martins power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to visit another country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it 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 Mini . This guide was written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when you are visiting Saint Martin.If you're staying in Saint Martin the following instructions show how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 60Hz power outlets, a majority of Saint Martins will typically use the Type F sockets in their wall outlets. If travelling to Saint Martin from another region check that the Jabra Solemate Mini can be charged using a 240v supply. If your Jabra Solemate Mini originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 120v check the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from overheating when charging it. If you are planning on staying in a place like Marigot we also recommend referring to the Wikipedia.org entry about Saint Martin [1] for further information on the location.

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 Saint Martin

Can the Jabra Solemate Mini be used in Saint Martin?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Saint Martin by using the correct power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best travel adapter for Saint Martin to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes compatible plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [8]. Saint Martins use two different standards of plug sockets (types F and C) and using a power charger like this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle 100 to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by switching the heads over. If your Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you'll benefit from much quicker charging times by using one of these types of power adapters, and support for more power hungry devices. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to power multiple devices at the same time without needing to bring individual power adapters. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on a flight. Because of their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when you return home so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and smartphones using just a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for this type of versatile power charger at your preferred electronics retailer. The multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [8] which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for Saint Martin

The 4 port USB travel charger [8] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices via USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering 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 portable option for travellers originating from North 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 Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with 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 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Martin.
What is the best power adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Saint Martin?

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

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

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using 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. First you'll need to insert the Type C USB power adapter into the St Martins power outlet. This power outlet, also called a Europlug, can be identified by the 2 adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the St Martins 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 three hours to completely charge although this may take longer if you use the Jabra Solemate Mini whilst you are charging.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a St Martins power outlet

Powering the Jabra Solemate Mini with a St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

A guide showing you how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini with a St Martins power outlet with USB micro Type B cable and a three pin Schuko Type F power charger.

  1. If you want to supply power to your Jabra Solemate Mini from the St Martins power outlet you will need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. The recessed round wall outlet (known as the Schuko outlet) can be identified by two adjacent holes next to each other along with a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the mains power charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found on the bottom 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 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 St Martins power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type F Schuko USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Martin - Wikipedia.org entry about Saint Martin
  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/typeC.htm - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type C 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. 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
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters