How to charge your Jabra Solemate from a power outlet in Guadeloupe

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Type D power charger, how to recharge the Jabra Solemate using a two pinned Europlug Type C power plug and recharging the Jabra Solemate using a Type E USB adapter

Guadeloupe power outlet

Various voltages and region codes can all be daunting when planning to visit a different country especially for the first time traveller. These instructions were specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate when visiting abroad.The following step by step instructions shows you what you'll need to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in Guadeloupe using their Type D, C or E Guadeloupe 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover most power sockets will change from country to country therefore please read the Wiki Connections travel power sockets guide for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations. If you are travelling to Guadeloupe from a different country make sure that the Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) ensure the Jabra Solemate is dual-voltage (indicated by 100-240 volts) else you may need to use an additional power transformer to prevent the device from being damaged 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 Guadeloupe

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in Guadeloupe?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a Guadeloupe power outlet.

What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Guadeloupe?

If travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate or visiting multiple countries then the best travel charger for Guadeloupe to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. Guadeloupians use three different standards of wall outlets (D, C and E) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa simply by switching the heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel chargers plus compatibility with more power hungry devices. Unlike other adapters this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to buy individual travel adapters. Because you are only needing a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage. Because of their space saving versatility these types of travel adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers without needing an additional plug socket.

For those travelling on a regular basis we recommend buying a versatile travel adapter like this at an electronics retailer, the multipurpose power charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous countries with perfect reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Guadeloupe

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from any country wanting to recharge devices via USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices. 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 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact option for travellers originating from North America visiting Guadeloupe using type B American 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 America using type B plugs. This offers practically the same functionality as the BESTEK with just 1 less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more 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 Guadeloupe.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in Guadeloupe?

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Using Type B USB connector with a Type C power charger to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Guadeloupe power outlet.

  1. If you want to supply power to the Jabra Solemate using the Guadeloupe 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 by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can recognise the power supply by two circular holes adjacent to each other where the two pins sit.
  3. Then connect one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the 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. Switch on the Guadeloupe 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 Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Type D power charger.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate using a Guadeloupe power outlet you'll need to use a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start by taking the Type D USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. This wall supply (sometimes called a Type D power outlet [6]) can be recognised by the three holes in a triangle shape for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate. The USB charging port can be found to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Guadeloupe 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

The Wiki Connections guide showing how to power your Jabra Solemate with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using Type B USB cable with a Type E power charger.

  1. In order to charge your Jabra Solemate using a Guadeloupe power outlet you will need to use a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by plugging the Type E USB power adapter in the Guadeloupe power outlet. This round power outlet, sometimes known as a CEE 7/7 outlet, can be recognised by two adjacent holes where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go with a single long metal earth pin protruding in the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB micro Type B connector into the USB mains 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 Guadeloupe 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.
Powering the Jabra Solemate with a Guadeloupe power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guadeloupe - Guadeloupe Wikipedia web page
  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
  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/typeD.htm - Type D power outlet
  7. Type D USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type D mains power outlet
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeE.htm - Type E power outlet
  9. Type E USB power adapter - Provides USB power from a type E mains power outlet
  10. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters