This piece covers how to charge the Sony SRS X2 Bluetooth portable speaker. Do this easily through the micro USB power in port, shown in the pictures below. Note that you can still play your X2 as it charges, without increasing the recharge time by much.
First, pick a strong enough USB power adapter. Or if you still have the adapter that comes with the Sony SRS X2, use that one. Next, connect a medium to high current USB cable between the speaker and that adapter (if you’re using a commercial charger with a USB-A output port). Then, plug the charger into a working wall outlet. Finally, after three (3) hours or so, your X2 finishes recharging. So it’s ready to play once more for up to five (5) hours before needing another recharge.
How to Charge the Sony SRS X2
1. Choose Correct Size AC or Car Adapter
The charger you use should provide 5 volts and at least 0.5 amps (2.5 watts). This option though yields much longer charging times. But ideally, you want a 1.5 amp charger (7.5 watts) for the fastest recharging. So here, we use a Key Power model HDD15-3-PD USB power delivery system. Now as mentioned, this speaker needs roughly an amp and a half current to recharge fully in the shortest time. So this charger supplies way more than enough power to do that job.
2. Power OFF the Unit to Continue with How to Charge the Sony SRS X2
Note that the SRSX2 still charges when powered ON. But depending on how much above-and-beyond recharging capacity your charger supplies, the speaker might charge a little faster when turned OFF.
3. Plug the Micro USB Cord into the Speaker
Then, plug the small end of the cable into the port on the back of the speaker, as we see in the next shot.
4. Plug the Other End of the Cable into your Charger Adapter
Next, connect the large end of the cord to the AC or car adapter if you’re using this sort of charger.
5. Plug the USB Adapter into a Working Wall Receptacle, to Continue with How to Charge the Sony SRS X2
Now that we connected the X2 and our adapter, we then plug the mains end of the adapter into a working AC outlet, as we see next. We plugged ours into a surge protecting power strip.
The CHARGE lamp lights up solid orange on the speaker. And while no battery status gauge shows percentage of charge, this glowing light means that charging is occurring, as shown next.
6. Let the X2 Charge Until the Orange CHARGE Light Goes Out
Full battery charging is complete when the solid glowing status lamp near the top of the speaker turns off, as shown next.
7. Unplug the Micro USB Cord from the Speaker, to Continue with How to Charge Sony SRS X2
8. Done with How to Charge the Sony SRS X2
We have now fully charged this mini Sony speaker.
Finally, repeat this recharging every five (5) hours of play, to keep the battery in top condition for years.
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- 2022-09-26: First published.