Picture of the JBL Charge 3 portable wireless speaker. Showing the front right end view. The Bluetooth speaker is powered on and paired.

JBL Charge 3 Charging Time, How Long for Full Charge

The usual JBL Charge 3 charging time we discuss in this piece. You charge the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speakers via the micro USB charge port behind the zipper. Furthermore, to get the quickest charge time and fullest charge when the power bank battery inside runs low, be sure to use a high current USB charger.





JBL Charge 3 Charging Time: How Long for Full Charge

According to the specs for this speaker, the time it takes for fully charging the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker is four and a half (4.5) hours.

Charge 3 JBL power bank speaker, back view, its port door open, with the USB charging cord inserted.

How Long it Plays Per Full Charge

On a complete charge, the Charge 3 JBL speaker can play for up to twenty (20) hours, due to its 6,000 MaH, 22.2 WaH lithium ion polymer battery.  But when you play it loudly, particularly with added bass, you will see somewhat shorter party music playing power.  In fact, we’ve seen this speaker run dead in around seventeen hours when played at louder volumes. So to get the longest charge time from it, power saving is important.  To conserve power, just play it only as loudly as you need to, to hear it well throughout your listening space.

Picture of the JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker, charging. Showing all connections for recharging this power bank speaker. The AC adapter is plugged Into wall, and connected to the speaker via the USB A to micro USB male charge cable.
JBL Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker, charging. Showing all connections for recharging this power bank speaker. The AC adapter is plugged Into wall, and connected to the speaker via the USB A to micro USB male charge cable.

The Play Time Gets Smaller as the JBL Charge 3 Ages

If you own this power bank speaker for around three to five years, then you may notice that the time it plays from a single charge shrinks as the speaker gets older.  This is normal for devices like this one, that have lithium ion batteries.

But by exercising the battery, you can slow this charge capacity fall off.

Additionally, to exercise the JBL Charge 3, run the battery dead and charge it again every three to six months when not in use.

Also, we suggest that you not leave the speaker plugged into a charger once it has reached a full charging.  Right after the charging lamps completely go out, disconnect the speaker as soon as you can, to avoid overcharging it and damaging the battery.





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References for JBL Charge 3 Charging Time

  1. Official JBL Charge 3 Product Page at JBL.COM

Revisions Log

  • 2021-08-10: Revised the internal links and tag lists.
  • 2020-07-21: First published.
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