Picture of the JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speaker, front side view.

How to Charge JBL Flip 2 Portable Bluetooth Speakers




Here, we cover how to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers.  Indeed, you can charge JBL Flip 2 wireless speakers easily through their exposed USB charge ports. To summarize: First, select an adequate USB power adapter. Why this? Because the Flip 2 does not come with this standard.



Plus, the Flip 2 needs a medium power USB power source to charge fully in the least amount time. Next, connect a micro USB cable between the Flip 2 and that adapter. Then, plug the adapter into a working wall outlet. Finally after a few to four hours, your JBL speaker will fully recharge. Then, you’ll be able to play it again for up to four hours at middle volume levels, before you must charge it again.

How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speaker with a RavPower charger and USB power cable.
How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speaker with a RavPower charger and USB power cable.

How to Charge JBL Flip 2 Portable Bluetooth Speakers

1. Choose Right Size Power Adapter

In this JBL Flip 2 charging demo, we’re using the RavPower 24 watt dual port USB charger adapter, as shown next.

How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the RavPower 24W dual USB wall charger, showing its specs label side.
How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. RavPower 24W dual USB wall charger, showing its specs label side.

2. Find the USB Charge Port on the JBL Flip 2

Find the micro USB charging port on the port side of the speaker, as shown next.  Unlike the later models of the Flip speaker, the USB charge port on the JBL Flip 2 is exposed.  Not hidden behind any waterproofing hatch.

How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the JBL Flip 2 wireless Bluetooth speaker, showing USB charge port highlighted.
How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. JBL Flip 2 wireless Bluetooth speaker, showing USB charge port highlighted.

3. Plug in the Micro USB Cord to the Flip 2

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

How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the JBL Flip 2 Bluetooth wireless speaker, showing a USB charge cord plugged in and highlighted.
How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. JBL Flip 2 Bluetooth wireless speaker, showing a USB charge cord plugged in and highlighted.



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 shown next.

How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable 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 Flip 2 portable 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 Flip 2 and our RavPower adapter are connected together, 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. Plus, we ran our speaker completely dead before this demo.

How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speaker, connected to power, with battery charging in progress.
How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speaker, connected to power, with battery charging in progress.

At least one of the battery status lamps lights up and blinks on the Flip 2 when you apply enough USB power, and its battery has discharged completely.

Further, there are five lamps that light in succession as the speaker battery charging progresses, as shown in the next picture.

How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the JBL Flip 2 speaker battery status gage, showing battery almost dead, but charging.
How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. JBL Flip 2 Speaker battery status gage, showing battery almost dead, but charging.

6. Let the Flip 2 Charge Until All Battery Power Lights Go Out

JBL Flip 2 Battery charging is done when all of the battery status lights glow solid. None flashing.



How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the JBL Flip 2 battery status gage at full charge, all lamps lit.
How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. JBL Flip 2 battery status gage at full charge, all lamps lit.

7. Unplug the USB Charge Cable from the JBL Flip 2 

As soon as practical, disconnect the charge cable from the speaker after charging completes.  We suggest against leaving the speaker connected to AC power, to preserve battery recharging ability.

How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speaker, showing USB charge port highlighted.
How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speaker, showing USB charge port highlighted.

8. Done!

We have now fully charged our JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speaker. Note that the battery charge status gage just after turning on the Flip 2 after a full recharge. All lamps are aglow as shown in the step 6 pictures above. This means that the speaker battery is fully charged.

9. Repeat Battery Recharging as Needed

Repeat this charging process every three to five hours of music play through the Flip 2, to keep its battery in top condition. We charge ours when the battery status gage lights show only one light glowing, as shown next.

How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the JBL Flip 2 wireless speaker battery status gage, circled, showing the battery almost dead. Needs charging.
How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. JBL Flip 2 wireless speaker battery status gage, circled, showing the battery almost dead. Needs charging.




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Revision History

  • 2018-06-10: First published.