Picture of the JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth wireless speaker, top view, status lamp glowing red.

How to Charge JBL Clip 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speakers




You can charge JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speakers conveniently via the hidden USB charge port. Here, we go over how to charge JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speakers.

In short: First, select an adequate USB charging adapter. Why this? Because the Clip 3 does not come with this as a standard accessory.



Next, connect a micro USB charge cable between the Clip 3 and that adapter. Then, plug the adapter into a working wall outlet. Finally after a few hours, your JBL Clip 3 speaker fully charges, and you’ll be able to play it again for up to ten hours before needing to charge it again.

How to charge JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speaker with RavPower USB charger and Amazon charge cord.
How to charge JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speakers. JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speaker with RavPower USB charger and Amazon charge cord.

How to Charge JBL Clip 3 Wireless Bluetooth Speakers

1. Choose Right Size Power Adapter

In this demo, we’re using the RavPower 24 watt dual port USB charger adapter, as shown next.  The JBL Clip 3 requires 5 volts at 600 milliamps to charge fully.  So this RavPower USB adapter is indeed beefy enough for the job.

How to charge JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the RavPower 24W dual USB wall charger, showing its specs label side.
How to charge JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speakers. RavPower 24W dual USB wall charger, showing its specs label side.

2. Open the Port Cover on the JBL Clip 3

Use a penny or a dime to work open the waterproof seal port cover on the Clip 3. This exposes the micro USB charging port inside, as shown next.

How to charge JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the JBL Clip 3 waterproof speaker, bottom view, port door open. showing the USB charging port and audio input port.
How to charge JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speakers. JBL Clip 3 waterproof speaker, bottom view, port door open. showing the USB charging port and audio input port.

3. Plug in the Micro USB Cord to the Clip 3 Speaker

Then, plug the small end of your micro USB charge cable into the matching micro USB port in the Clip3 , as shown next.

How to charge JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth wireless speaker, bottom view, with USB charge cable plugged in.
How to charge JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speakers. JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth wireless speaker, bottom view, with USB charge cable plugged in.



4. Plug the Other End of the USB Cord into your USB Power Adapter

Next, connect the A end of the USB charge cable to the power adapter, as pictured next.  In this demo, we’re using a RavPower 24 Watt USB power adapter and a black Amazon USB charge / data cable.

How to charge JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the RavPower portable USB charger with an Amazon micro USB to USB A data charge cable plugged into it.
How to charge JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speakers. RavPower portable USB charger with an Amazon micro USB to USB A data charge cable plugged into it.

5. Plug the AC USB Power Adapter into a Working Wall Outlet

Now that the Clip 3 and our RavPower USB adapter are connected, we plug the RavPower into a working AC outlet, as shown next. In this demo, we’ve plugged ours into a surge protector power strip.

How to charge JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speaker, charging, with its red status lamp glowing.
How to charge JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speakers. JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speaker, charging, with its red status lamp glowing.

The status lamp lights up solid red on the Clip 3 when you apply enough USB power. There is no battery status gage that shows percentage of charge.  The red lamp means that charging is in progress, and it goes out when charging completes.  However, there’s no way to tell how far along the charging is on this speaker model.

How to charge JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth wireless speaker, top view, status lamp glowing red.
How to charge JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speakers. JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth wireless speaker, top view, status lamp glowing red.

6. Let the Clip 3 Charge Until the Red Light Go Out

Battery charging is complete when the solid red lamp goes dark, as shown next.

How to charge JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speaker, fully charged, with red status light off.
How to charge JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speakers. JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speaker, fully charged, with red status light off.

 



7. Unplug the USB Charge Cable from the JBL Clip 3 

How to charge JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the JBL Clip3 waterproof speaker, bottom view, showing the port door open, USB charge and audio in ports.
How to charge JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speakers. JBL Clip3 waterproof speaker, bottom view, showing the port door open, USB charge and audio in ports.

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 4 electronics inside. So, be sure to press the port door closed with enough force to properly seat it, for full water resistance.

How to charge JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the JBL Clip3 waterproof speaker, bottom view, showing the port door seal.
How to charge JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speakers. JBL Clip3 waterproof speaker, bottom view, showing the port door seal.

9. Done!

We have now fully charged our JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speaker.

Repeat this process every ten to twelve hours of music play through the Clip 3, to keep its battery in top condition.




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Revision History

  • 2018-06-03: First published.