How to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini from a power outlet in French Guiana

The WikiConnections page on how to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a French Guianese power outlet with Type B Micro USB cord and a Type E power charger, charging the Jabra Solemate Mini using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and how to charge the Jabra Solemate Mini using a Type D power plug

French Guianese power outlet

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your Jabra Solemate Mini in French Guiana. This page has been specifically written to assist travellers wanting to charge their Jabra Solemate Mini when they are staying abroad.These instructions shows exactly how to power the Jabra Solemate Mini when travelling to French Guiana by using the standard Type D, C or E French Guianese 220 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Power supplies vary regionally so we suggest that you read our Wikiconnections world power supplies page for a full list of powering devices in different destinations. If travelling to French Guiana from another country please make sure that your Jabra Solemate Mini can be used with a 240v supply. If it was purchased in a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check that the Jabra Solemate Mini is dual voltage (marked with a 100-240 volt notation) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to prevent the device from over-heating whilst powering it up.

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 French Guiana

Can you use the Jabra Solemate Mini in French Guiana?

Yes, you can use the Jabra Solemate Mini in French Guiana.

What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in French Guiana?

When you are travelling with more than just your Jabra Solemate Mini then the best international travel power adapter for French Guiana to buy is a multiple USB port adapter which includes compatible plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. French Guianese use three different types of plug sockets (D, C and E) and bringing this will ensure that you are covered for type C.

As these types of chargers come with interchangeable plugs and handle 100 - 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa just by changing the supplied heads over. If your model of Jabra Solemate Mini supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these types of USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers having a four port charger will also allow you to recharge more than one device simultaneously without needing to buy individual power chargers or using up additional power outlets. By only needing to pack a single lightweight USB travel charger will keep the weight down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage and suitable for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini at the airport or on the plane. Due to their flexibility these types of adapters can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can sit under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones, tablets and e-readers with only a single plug socket.

For those travelling regularly we recommend searching for a flexible power charger similar to this at an electronics retailer. The travel adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [10] which has been tested successfully for recharging multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world.

Alternative travel adapter for French Guiana

The 4 port USB travel charger [10] is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be necessary for visitors of regions with unreliable power grids. These travel converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover Continental Europe, North America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • 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 portable power converter for travellers originating from America visiting French Guiana.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico travel adapter is also aimed at travellers originating from North America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 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 suitable for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting French Guiana.
What is the best travel adapter for recharging the Jabra Solemate Mini in French Guiana?

How to use a Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a French Guianese power outlet

Using micro USB type B connector with a 3 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a French Guianese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a French Guianese power outlet you will need to buy a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable [5].
  2. Start the process by taking the Type C USB power adapter and plugging it into the French Guianese power outlet. The plug outlet (called a Type C power outlet [3] or Europlug) is recognised by the 2 round holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect 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 can be found on the bottom right of the speaker below the line in port.
  4. Switch on the French Guianese 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a French Guianese power outlet

How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a French Guianese power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a Type D power charger to power your Jabra Solemate Mini from a French Guianese power outlet.

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate Mini using a French Guianese 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 the process by taking the Type D USB power adapter and plugging it into the French Guianese power outlet. The power supply (called a Type D power outlet [6]) can be identified by the three circular holes in a triangle configuration.
  3. Connect the USB end of the Type B micro USB cord into the power 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. Turn on the French Guianese 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 whilst you are charging.
How to use a Type D power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a French Guianese power outlet

How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a French Guianese power outlet

Using USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type E USB adapter to recharge your Jabra Solemate Mini from a French Guianese power outlet.

  1. To power your Jabra Solemate Mini from the French Guianese power outlet you'll 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 French Guianese power outlet. This round wall supply can be identified by two large circular adjacent holes with a single long metal grounding pin protruding from the top forming a triangle configuration.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the USB power 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 French Guianese 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 whilst you are charging.
How to use a Type E power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate Mini from a French Guianese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Guiana - French Guiana country entry on Wikipedia.org
  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