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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Martinican power outlet with Type B USB cable with a Type D power charger, how to charge the Jabra Solemate using a double pin Type C Europlug USB adapter and how to recharge the Jabra Solemate using a double pin Type E USB adapter

Martinican power outlet

Various standards and plugs can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never visited before. These instructions were written to prevent you needing to worry if you'll be able to charge your Jabra Solemate when Martinique.If you are visiting Martinique this page contains instructions showing you how to charge your Jabra Solemate using their standard types D, C or E Martinican 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Martiniquais normally use the Type D plug outlets. When you are visiting Martinique from another region please ensure that the Jabra Solemate can accept a 240v 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 transformer to avoid the device from over-heating during charging.

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 Martinique

Can you use the Jabra Solemate in Martinique?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate in Martinique by using the correct power convertor.

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

When you are travelling to multiple countries or bringing along more than just your Jabra Solemate the best travel adapter for Martinique to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three types of wall outlets in Martinique (D, C and E) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 - 240 volts will mean that you can travel to over 100 countries around the world simply by switching the heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate supports Fast Charge (not all USB devices can) then you'll benefit from much faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Having a 4 port charger will allow you to recharge more than one device at the same time without needing to buy seperate power chargers for your trip to Martinique. Because you are only needing to bring a single international USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to fold up and store in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on the plane. Because of their flexibility these types of adapters can be used back at home as well as abroad so when you're not travelling they can be used overnight charging multiple tablets and phones without needing an additional power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this at an electronics retailer - the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for powering multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Martinique

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the Jabra Solemate, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which can be necessary when visiting counties with unreliable power grids. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Martinique 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 most popular compact power adapter for travellers originating from America visiting Martinique using 3 pin type B US 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 the US using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 most travellers from around the world visiting Martinique.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate in Martinique?

How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Martinican power outlet

Using Micro USB type B connector and a Europlug Type C USB adapter to charge the Jabra Solemate from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. To power the Jabra Solemate from the Martinican power outlet you'll need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Insert the Type C USB power adapter in the Martinican power outlet. You can identify the plug outlet by the 2 holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins go.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B Micro USB cord into the bottom of 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 Martinican 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 C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a Martinican power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Martinican power outlet

Instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a Martinican power outlet with Type B USB connector with a 3 pinned Type D power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from the Martinican power outlet you will need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter in the Martinican power outlet. The power supply, sometimes called a Type D power outlet [6], looks like three circular holes in a triangle configuration for live, neutral and earth pins.
  3. Then connect one end of the Type B USB cord into the bottom of 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 Martinican 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 D power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a Martinican power outlet

Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Martinican power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

Simple instructions showing how to recharge your Jabra Solemate from a Martinican power outlet with USB Micro Type B cable with a Type E power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate using a Martinican power outlet you will need a Type E USB power adapter [9] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by inserting the Type E USB power adapter in the Martinican power outlet. The sunken round wall supply can be identified by two holes 19mm apart from each other for live and neutral plus a metal earth pin protruding the top to form a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB 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 located to the right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Martinican 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate from a Martinican power outlet by using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martinique - Martinique Wikipedia 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