How to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in French Guiana

Learn how to recharge the Jabra Solemate with a French Guianese power outlet by using Micro USB type B cable with a 3 pinned Type D USB charger, charging the Jabra Solemate using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB charger and recharging the Jabra Solemate using a two pinned Type E USB adapter

French Guianese power outlet

Different combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what to buy in advance to charge your Jabra Solemate in French Guiana. This page has been specifically written to stop you worrying if you'll be able to charge the Jabra Solemate when French Guiana.This guide shows what you'll need to charge the Jabra Solemate when staying in French Guiana by using the standard Type D, C or E 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are travelling to French Guiana from a different region please ensure the Jabra Solemate can be charged using a 240 volt supply. If the Jabra Solemate was purchased from a country which uses a lower voltage (for example 110v) check your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional voltage converter to prevent the device from being damaged 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 French Guiana

Can the Jabra Solemate be used in French Guiana?

You can connect the Jabra Solemate to a French Guianese power outlet by using a power convertor.

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

If travelling with more than your Jabra Solemate then the best international travel charger for French Guiana is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4 port USB travel charger [10]. There are three different standards of power outlets in French Guiana (D, C and E) and using a travel charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. Because these chargers come with interchangeable plugs and can handle from 100 volts to 240 volts it makes them ideal for multiple countries around the world simply by switching the included plugs over. If your model of Jabra Solemate can support Fast Charge then you'll benefit from quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, along with additional compatibility with more power demanding devices. Unlike other chargers this will also allow you to charge multiple devices at once without needing to pack seperate power chargers for your trip to French Guiana or occupying additional power outlets. Only bringing a single travel charger will keep the weight and size down, making it ideal to fold up in hand luggage whilst travelling as well as being on hand for charging your Jabra Solemate at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of power chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used overnight charging multiple phones and tablets and using only a single plug socket.

We recommend searching for a versatile travel charger like 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.

Alternative travel adapter for French Guiana

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 the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power converters offer surge protection which is crucial for travellers to regions with unstable power grids to prevent damage to any connected appliances from voltage spikes. These power adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both French Guiana and over 150 countries around the world:

  • 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 going to French Guiana.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also 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 offers almost the same set of features as the BESTEK with only one less AC outlet for almost half price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 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 ideal for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting French Guiana.
What is the best travel adapter for the Jabra Solemate in French Guiana?

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a French Guianese power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Type C power charger.

  1. If you want to charge the Jabra Solemate from the French Guianese 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. Start the process by inserting the Type C USB power adapter in the wall outlet. The plug outlet can be identified by the two round holes next to each other where the two pins sit.
  3. Connect 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. The USB charging port is located to the 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 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 Europlug Type C power charger for charging your Jabra Solemate from a French Guianese power outlet

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

Simple instructions showing how to charge the Jabra Solemate with a French Guianese power outlet by using USB type B cable with a Type D power charger.

  1. To power your Jabra Solemate from the 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. Plug in the Type D USB power adapter in the wall outlet. This power supply, technically known as the Type D power outlet [6], looks like three round holes forming a triangular shape.
  3. Plug in the USB end of the Type B Micro USB connector into the 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 French Guianese 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 recharging your Jabra Solemate from a French Guianese power outlet

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

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

  1. To supply power to the Jabra Solemate using 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 wall outlet. You can recognise the plug outlet by the two adjacent holes next to each other where the live and neutral plug outlet pins slide into and one metal earth pin protruding from the top to form a triangular pattern.
  3. Connect the USB end of the USB 2.0 A Male to Micro B cable into the bottom of the USB 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. Turn on the French Guianese 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 E power charger for recharging your Jabra Solemate from a French Guianese power outlet

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Guiana - wikipedia.org page about French Guiana
  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