Follow these charging JBL Flip 3 speaker instructions for convenient recharging via its hidden USB charge ports.
Charging JBL Flip 3 Instructions Summary
In short, first, select a right sized USB power adapter. Why this? Because the Flip 3 does not come with one standard. In this demo, we used the iClever 3-port USB wall charger, model IC-TC03.
Plus, the Flip 3 needs a high power USB power source to charge fully in the shortest time, and the IC-TC03 works well in this regard. Next, connect the orange micro USB cable included with the speaker between the Flip 3 and that iClever adapter. Then, plug the adapter into a working wall outlet. Finally after a few to five hours, your JBL Flip 3 speaker fully recharges. Then, you’ll be able to play it again for up to ten hours before charging it again.
Charging JBL Flip 3, Step-by-Step
1. Choose Right Size Power Adapter
As mentioned above, we’re using the iClever 36 watt three port USB wall charger AC adapter, as shown next.
2. Open the Port Cover on the JBL Flip 3
Use a penny or a dime to pry open the waterproof seal port cover on the Flip 3. This exposes the micro USB charging port inside, as shown next.
3. Plug in the Micro USB Cord to the Flip 3
Then, plug the small end of the orange micro USB charge cord into the matching micro USB port in the speaker, as shown next.
4. Plug the Other End of the USB Cord into your USB Power Adapter, to Continue with these Charging JBL Flip 3 Instructions
Next, connect the A end of the USB charge cable to the power adapter, as pictured next.
5. Plug the AC USB Power Adapter into a Working Wall Outlet
Now that the Flip 3 and our iClever AC adapter are connected, we plug the charger into a functioning AC outlet, as shown next. In this demo, we’ve plugged ours into an energized Tripp-Lite surge protector power strip.
At least one of the battery status lamps lights up on the Flip 3 when you apply sufficient USB power. There are five lamps on this speaker that light in succession as internal battery charging progresses, as shown in the next picture.
6. Let the Flip 3 Charge Until All Battery Power Lights Go Off
Battery charging is almost complete when all but the last of the battery status lights light solid. The last one continues to blink for several minutes more to top off the charge, as shown next.
The battery recharge cycle finishes when all battery status gage lights go out, as shown next.
7. Unplug the USB Charge Cable from the Speaker, to Continue with Charging the JBL Flip 3 Instructions
The next picture shows the micro USB charging port on the Flip 3 after the charge cord has been removed.
8. Fully Close the Waterproof Port Door
Note that unless this flap is snapped securely and completely in place, water could enter the port area, possibly damaging the Flip 3 electronics inside. So, be careful to press the port door closed with enough force to correctly seat it, to get full water resistance. See how this port door looks when completely closed and sealed in the next picture.
9. Charging JBL Flip 3 Done !
Finally, we have now fully charged our JBL Flip 3 wireless Bluetooth speaker. Note that the battery charge status gage just after turning on the Flip 3 after a full recharge. All lamps are aglow, meaning that the speaker is current fully charged, as shown in the last picture above.
Repeat this process every ten to twelve hours of music play through the Flip 3, to keep its battery in top condition. We charge ours when the battery status gage lights show only one light glowing.
Charging JBL Flip 3 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Why Does my JBL Flip 3 Keep Turning Off?
An aging battery may be to blame, as the battery is no longer able to deliver the current the speaker requires to correctly function. Replace the battery to solve this one.
What Does the JBL Flip 3 Red Light Flashing Mean?
When you see the red light blinking on the battery gauge of the Flip 3, this means that the battery has critically low charge and that the speaker will shut off within an hour if not recharged. See the red light we’re talking in the last picture above, pointed out by the green arrow. This lamp never flashes red with a correctly working USB charger connected and powered on.
How to Charge JBL Flip 3?
See our post Charging JBL Flip 3 Instructions, for a detailed and comprehensive Flip 3 charging procedure.
What’s the JBL Flip 3 Charge Time?
The Flip 3 speaker fully charges in at most five hours, depending on the state of the battery when recharging begins. This assumes that you use a high current USB charging cable and that the charger can deliver 2.1 amps of charge current.
How to Factory Reset JBL Flip 3? How to Reset JBL Flip 3 Speaker?
To restore the Flip 3 to factory default settings and state, follow the routine given in our JBL Flip 3 Reset Instructions, How to Factory Reset the JBL Flip 3 Bluetooth Speaker piece.
Can I Charge JBL Flip 3 with Mobile Charger?
Yes you can, as long as the charger used can deliver 5 volts at 2.1 amps continuous to the speaker.
How to Turn Off JBL Flip 3?
When the speaker is ON, the power button glows or flashes either blue or white depending on the mode it’s currently in. Press this button to shut it off. All lights should go out, and the speaker that trademark falling guitar cord sound.
How to Turn On JBL Flip 3 Speaker?
No lights glow, and no sound comes from the Flip 3 when it’s OFF. Turn it on by pressing the power button, whose location we show in the next picture.
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References for Charging JBL Flip 3
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- 2018-12-27: First published.