This piece covers how to charge the Sony SRS XE300 column Bluetooth speaker. Do this easily through the USB-C DC input port, behind the water resistant door in the rear of the unit, as we’ll show in the pictures below.
Note that you can still play this speaker while it charges, without raising the recharge time much.
Next, connect the DC end of the charger to the speaker and plug the other end into a working AC outlet
Then after five (5) or so hours, the XE300 finishes charging. So it’s ready to play once more for up to twenty-four (24) hours before needing another recharge.
How to Charge Sony SRS XE300, Step by Step
1. Choose Correct Size AC or Car Adapter
The charger you use should be a USB-C charger that provides 5 volts at 3 amps (`15 watts). Here, we use one of our commercially available power adapters.
2. Open the Port Cover
Use a fingernail, dime, penny, or small screwdriver to work open the waterproof seal port cover on the XE300. See the closed power port door in the next picture on the back of the speaker. Be careful not to scratch the delicate seal around the inside edge of this door.
Prying open this door exposes the USB-C charging port inside, as we show next.
3. Power OFF the Unit to Continue with How to Charge Sony SRS XE300
Note that the SRSXE300 still charges when powered ON. But depending on how much extra recharging juice your power supply offers, the speaker might charge a bit faster when turned OFF.
4. Plug the Charger’s DC Cable into the Speaker
Then, plug the matching end of that cord into the port, as seen in the next shot.
6. Plug the Power Supply into a Working Wall Receptacle to Continue with How to Charge Sony SRS XE300
Now that we connect the 200 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, the glowing lamp means that charging is occurring, as we see next.
7. Let the XE 300 Charge Until the CHARGE Light Goes Out
Full battery charging is finished when the CHARGE lamp in the speaker’s button panel shuts off, as shown next.
8. Unplug the Charging Cable from the Speaker
9. Fully Close the Port Door / Cap
Note that unless you seat the port cap securely, water may soak the ports behind it. And, since water and electronics generally do not work well together, getting these connectors wet might damage their sensitive contacts. So be sure to press this door closed with enough force to fully seat it, for maximum moisture protection.
10. Done with How to Charge Sony SRS XE300
We have now fully charged this speaker.
Finally, repeat this recharging every sixteen hours of play, to keep the battery in top condition for years to come. Or if you do not use the speaker for a long time, at least top off the battery charge every six months or so.
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- 2022-09-25: First published.