Picture of the Sony SRS XE200 Bluetooth speaker charging.

How to Charge Sony XE200 Speaker

This piece covers how to charge the Sony XE200 portable 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 four or so hours, the XE200 finishes charging.  So it’s ready to play once more for up to sixteen (16) hours before needing another recharge.

How to Charge Sony XE200, 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 1.5 amps (7.5 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 XE200. 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.

Picture of the tightly closed port door on the Sony XE200.
The tightly closed port door on the Sony XE200.


Prying open this door exposes the USB-C charging port inside, as we show next.

Picture of the open port door exposing the only port for power input on the speaker.
The open port door exposing the only port for power input on the speaker.

3. Power OFF the Unit to Continue with How to Charge Sony XE200

Note that the SRSXE200 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.

Picture of a USB-C power cable correctly inserted into the Sony XE200.
A USB-C power cord correctly inserted into the Sony XE200.

6. Plug the Power Supply into a Working Wall Receptacle to Continue with How to Charge Sony XE200

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.

Picture of the Sony XE200 charging.
The Sony XE200 charging.

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.

Picture of the orange glowing CHARGE indicator light.
The orange glowing CHARGE indicator lamp.

7. Let the XE 200 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.

Picture of the dark CHARGE indicator lamp on the Sony XE200.
The dark CHARGE indicator light on the Sony XE200.

8. Unplug the Charging Cable from the XE200

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.

Picture of the back of the Sony XE200.
Rear view of the Sony XE200.

10. Done with How to Charge Sony XE200

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.

Other Sony XE200 Posts

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    4. How to Connect to Sony XE200
    5. Sony XE200 Specifications

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Revision History

    • 2023-03-29: First published.