Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini in Martinique

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Martinican power outlet by using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger, powering the Jabra Solemate Mini using a three pin Type D USB plug and charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type E USB charger

Martinican power outlet

Different combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first 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 in Martinique. These guidelines have been written to help prepare visitors wanting to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini when they are visiting Martinique.The following simple instructions shows what you'll need to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when you're visiting Martinique by using their types D, C or E Martinican 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type D plug outlets will be typically used by most Martiniquais. If you are travelling to Martinique from a different country ensure that the Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If the Jabra Solemate Mini was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) ensure the device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional converter to stop the device from over-heating during charging.

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 Martinique

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in Martinique?

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

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

If you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini and visiting more than one country the best travel power adapter for Martinique is a multiple USB adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three standards of power outlets that Martiniquais use (D, C and E) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C. Because these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts will mean you can travel to over 100 countries around the world just by changing the included plugs. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini is compatible with Fast Charge then you'll benefit from much faster charging times with one of these types of USB power chargers, along with additional support for certain power hungry devices like tablets. Having a 4 port adapter will also allow you to charge multiple devices simultaneously without needing to bring individual power chargers. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the size down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the 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 under your bedside table charging multiple tablets, smartphones and speakers with only a single power outlet.

If you travel to different continents we recommend buying an adaptable power adapter of this nature online. The power adapter illustrated here is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous countries on a daily basis.

Alternative travel adapter for Martinique

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, but for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power strips provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power adapters offer surge protection which can be crucial for travellers to counties with unreliable or unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected devices from voltage spikes. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Europe, 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 most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from North America going to Martinique using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise 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 and 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 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 a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Martinique.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate Mini in Martinique?

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

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Martinican power outlet by using USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Europlug Type C power charger.

  1. In order to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using 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. Begin the process by plugging the Type C USB power adapter in the power outlet. You can identify the plug supply by two round adjacent holes next to each other for live and neutral pins.
  3. Plug in one end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB mains charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Martinican 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 during the charging process.
How to use a Type C power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a Martinican power outlet

Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Martinican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

Simple instructions showing you how to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini with a Martinican power outlet with USB micro Type B cable and a three pinned Type D power charger.

  1. In order to power the Jabra Solemate Mini using the Martinican power outlet you'll need a Type D USB power adapter [7] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Begin the process by inserting the Type D USB power adapter into the power outlet. The plug supply, sometimes known as the Type D power outlet [6], looks like 3 holes forming a triangular configuration for live, neutral and ground pins.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Micro USB type B cord into the bottom of the USB mains adapter and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port can be found to the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Martinican 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.
Charging the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Martinican power outlet by using a 3 pinned Type D USB adapter

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

Using USB micro type B connector and a three pinned Type E power charger to recharge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a Martinican power outlet.

  1. In order to supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini from the 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 taking the Type E USB power adapter and inserting it into the Martinican power outlet. You can identify this power outlet by the two 4.8mm circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other and a long metal earth pin protruding the top in a triangle pattern.
  3. Then connect the USB end of the USB micro type B connector into the mains USB charger and the other end into the USB charging port on the Jabra Solemate Mini. The USB charging port is located on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Turn on the Martinican 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 Martinican power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type E USB adapter

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martinique - Martinique country Wiki 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/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