Picture of the JBL Clip 4 speaker during recharging.

How to Charge JBL Clip 4 Speaker

First, you can charge JBL Clip 4 wireless Bluetooth speakers conveniently via the USB-C charge port on the bottom edge of the unit. Here, we cover how to recharge JBL Clip 4.

In short: Choose an adequate USB power adapter, as the Clip 4 does not come with this as a standard accessory.





Next, connect a USB-C charge cord between the Clip 4 and that adapter. Then, plug that supply into a working wall outlet.

Finally after a few hours, your JBL Clip 4 fully recharges, and you’ll be able to play it again for up to ten hours before needing to repeat the charging.

Front view of the JBL Clip 4 ultra portable speaker.
Front of the JBL Clip 4 ultra portable speaker.

How to Charge JBL Clip 4, Step by Step

1. Choose Right Size Power Adapter

Now in this demo, we use the JBL AC adapter that came with our Charge 3 speaker, as it provides more than enough capacity for the Clip 4, as we see next.  Since the JBL Clip 4 requires 5 volts at 500 milliamps to charge fully in the shortest time, this adapter is indeed big enough for the job.

Picture of a JBL USB-A power supply adapter, front view, held in hand.
a JBL USB-A power supply adapter, front view, held in hand.




2. Plug the USB-A End of the Cord into the Power Adapter

Then, connect the A end of the USB charge cable to the power adapter, as we show next.  In this demo, we’re using the USB-C cord that came with our test Clip 4.

Picture of a USB-A JBL power adapter with a cable plugged into its USB-A output port.
A USB-A JBL power adapter with a cable plugged into its USB-A output port.

3. Plug in the USB-C Cord to the Speaker to Continue with How to Charge JBL Clip 4

Next, plug the C end of the cable into the USB-C DC input port in the Clip4 , as we see next.

Picture of a USB-C power cord inserted into the DC input port on the JBL Clip 4 speaker.
A USB-C power cord inserted into the DC input port on the JBL Clip 4 speaker.

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

Now that the Clip 4 and our JBL USB adapter are connected, we plug the adapter into a working AC outlet, as we picture next. In this demo, we’ve plugged ours into a surge protector power strip.

Picture of the charging JBL Clip 4 speaker.
The charging JBL Clip 4 speaker.

The status lamp lights up solid red on the Clip. Also note that there is no battery status gauge that shows percentage of charge on this particular speaker.  Thus alternatively, the red light means that charging is in progress. To indicate that full charge has been achieved,  that lamp goes out.  Thus, since there is no status meter, we cannot tell on this one how far along the charging is, except for when it actually finishes.

6. Let the Clip 4 Charge Until the Red Light Goes Dark

Battery charging is done when the solid red lamp goes dark, as we see next.

Dark status lamp on the JBL Clip 4 speaker.
JBL Clip 4 speaker dark status lamp.

7. Unplug the USB-C Charge Cable from the JBL Clip 4

Picture of The lower back of the JBL Clip 4 speaker, showing the USB-C DC input port.
The lower back of the JBL Clip 4 speaker, showing the USB-C DC input port.

9. Done with How to Charge the JBL Clip 4 !

Finally, we have now fully charged our JBL Clip 4 speaker.

Repeat this process every time the Clip 4 battery dies, as this helps keep its battery in top condition.





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Revision History

  • 2022-08-14: First published.
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