Picture of the JBL Clip 3 portable speaker package, unpacked, showing its contents.

How to Know if JBL Clip 3 Speaker is Fully Charged

Here, we explain how to know if the JBL Clip 3 speaker is fully charged, so that you get maximum playing time from it when you take it around outside. But though the unit has no battery readout per se, you can still tell if the battery is at full charge by observing the speaker status lamp as it recharges.  Unfortunately though, we know of no way to check if the battery actually has full charge without using a charging adapter and USB cable.

Picture of the JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speaker, front view, held In hand.
JBL Clip 3 wireless Bluetooth speaker, front view, held In hand.

Now the Clip 3 JBL Bluetooth speaker has a single LED on the top of the unit, as shown in the following pictures.  This displays battery status, whether it’s draining or charging, or whether it’s critically low or not when discharging.

But this lamp does not show charging progress. E.g. How full the battery is at a given time while charging. Nor does it show how much power remains in the battery when discharging, although it does change color when the battery reaches near-dead state.





How to Know if JBL Clip 3 is Fully Charged

1. When the Speaker Status Lamp is OFF 

When you power down the Clip 3 with no charger connected, this lamp, that also doubles as a pilot light, goes dark.  Also, with the charger connected, this LED is also dark when the battery reaches full charge status, as shown next.

JBL Clip 3 portable wireless bluetooth speaker turned OFF. Showing dark status lamp highlighted.
JBL Clip 3 portable wireless Bluetooth speaker turned OFF. Showing dark status lamp highlighted.

2. JBL Clip 3 Charging Indicator Shows Battery Recharging Progress

The status lamp lights up red (no flashing) while the speaker charges, as shown in the next photo.  Here, the glowing light is the only visual means to know that charging is happening.  For sure, the battery is not yet full as long as this lamp glows red with a charging cord connected.

Picture of the JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth wireless speaker, top view, status lamp glowing red.
JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth wireless speaker, top view, status lamp glowing red.




Other Posts About the JBL Clip 3 Mini Bluetooth Speaker

  1. JBL Clip 3 Charging Instructions, Step by Step
  2. How to Pair JBL Clip 3 with Google Home Speakers
  3. JBL Clip 3 Speaker Review, Features
  4. How to Adjust Volume on JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth Speaker
  5. JBL Clip 3 Picture Gallery for this Bluetooth Speaker

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References

  1. JBL Clip 3 Bluetooth Speaker Official Product Page at JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2021-07-24: First published.
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