Picture of the Sony SRS XB32 speaker connected and charging.

How to Charge Sony SRS XB32 Speaker

This piece covers how to charge the Sony SRS XB32 Bluetooth speaker. Do this easily through the micro USB power in port, shown in the pictures below. Note that you can still play your XB32 as it recharges, without raising the charging time by too much.

First, pick a beefy enough USB adapter.

Next, connect a medium to high current USB cable (one that easily handles 1.5 amps) between the speaker and that adapter (the speaker comes with a suitable but short micro USB to USB-A cord).

Then, plug the charger into a working wall outlet. Finally, after five hours or so, your XB 32 finishes recharging.  So it’s ready to play once more for up to twenty-four (24) hours before needing another charge-up.

How to Charge the Sony SRS XB32 Portable Speaker

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). But for fastest results, use one that can deliver 5 volts at 1.5 amps (7.5 watts). So with that in mind, we use here the Key Power model HDD15-3-PD USB charging station.

Now as we said earlier, this speaker needs roughly one and a half amps of current to fully recharge in the shortest time.  Thus, we chose this charger, because it supplies way more than enough capacity to do that job.  Now you could use a small charger (0.5 amp), but this would raise the recharge time to more than ten (10) hours. Thus, we choose the higher current option.





2. Power OFF the Unit to Continue with How to Charge the Sony SRS XB32

Note that the SRSXB32 still charges when running.  But depending on how much above-and-beyond recharging headroom that your charger supplies, the speaker might charge a trifle faster when turned OFF.

3. Plug the Micro USB Cord into the Speaker

First, open the water resistant port door.

Picture of the closed port door on the Sony SRS XB32 speaker.
The Sony SRS XB32 speaker with closed port door.

This exposes the micro USB input port as we see next.

Picture of the micro USB DC input port.
The micro USB DC input port.

Then, plug the small end of the cable into the port on the back of the speaker, as we see in the next shot.

Picture of a charging cord plugged into the Sony SRS XB32 speaker micro USB port.
The Sony SRS XB32 with charging cable plugged into the speaker.

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.

5. Plug the USB Adapter into a Working Wall Receptacle

Now that we connected the XB 32 and our adapter, we then plug the mains end of that power supply into a working AC outlet, as we show next. We connected ours to a power strip surge protector.

Picture of the speaker connected and charging.
The speaker connected and charging.

The status lamp lights up solid orange on the speaker. And while no battery status gauge shows percentage of charge, the glowing CHARGE lamp means that charging is occurring, as shown next.

Picture of the -CHARGE- lamp glowing orange on the Sony SRS XB32 speaker.
The Sony SRS XB32 speaker -CHARGE- light glowing orange.

6. Let the XB32 Charge Until the Orange CHARGE Light Goes Out

Full battery charging is complete when the solid glowing CHARGE lamp on the top panel, behind the Power button turns off, as shown next.

Picture of the dark CHARGE lamp.
The dark -CHARGE- light.

7. Unplug the Micro USB Cord from the Speaker, to Continue with How to Charge Sony SRS XB32

Also, close the port cap to maintain water resistance.

8. Done with How to Recharge the Sony SRS XB32 !

We have now fully charged this Sony Bluetooth speaker.

Finally, repeat this recharging every twenty-four hours of play, or any time the 32` goes dead, to keep the battery in top condition for years to come.

Other Posts About the SRS XB32 Sony Bluetooth Speaker

    1. Sony SRS XB32 Charging Time for Full Recharge
    2. Sony SRS XB32 Bluetooth Pairing Steps
    3. Sony SRS XB32 Replacement Charger Type
    4. How to Fix the Not Charging Issue on the Sony SRS XB32 Speaker
    5. Sony SRS XB32 Pairing Tips

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References for How to Charge the Sony SRS XB32 BT Speaker

    1. Sony SRS XB32 Portable Speaker Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

    • 2022-08-17: First published.
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