Top front view of the JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth speaker.

JBL Charge 5 Speaker Charger Wattage

The correct JBL Charge 5 speaker charger wattage is enough to fully recharge this model in 4 hours. But currently, JBL does not include a charger with the 5.  So, you’ll need to either have one already or buy one.

Also, the speaker has a USB-C charging port. So have the right cable on hand, to connect to whatever power adapter you choose. Details follow.

Furthermore, the maximum current the speaker accepts is 3 amps, which gives the speediest charging performance. So to get that, be sure to use a USB-C adapter.  Furthermore, use a USB-C to USB-C cord. Or if you have one with a QC 3.0 USB-A port, then use a thicker USB-A to USB-C cable. This sort of charger, even the smallest ones, has plenty of wattage for the speaker.

JBL Charge 5 Speaker Charger Wattage: Some of the Chargers That Deliver This

We’ve successfully charged the speaker with the AC adapters we list below. Note that some of these feature a USB A type female connector.  So, you can use these adapters with the USB-C to USB-A cord that accompanies this speaker.  Or, if your adapter only has a USB-C output port, then you need a USB-C to USB-C cable.

Now, to the charger wattage choices.

USB-C Chargers that Have Enough Wattage for the JBL Charge 5 Speaker

This group of chargers can recharge the JBL Charge 5 speaker at the maximum 15 watts rate.  Plus none of these is too expensive. But for most of them, you will need a USB-C to USB-C cable to connect each adapter to the speaker.

1.Keypower USB C Charger 100W 5-Port Power Delivery Quick Charger Station

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USB-A Chargers that Also Work Well with the JBL Charge 5 Speaker

1. Gearmo Ten Port USB Charging Station

This hefty household wall charging station delivers all the current you need for charging your JBL Charge 5 speaker.  It delivers full USB 2 power on each and every one of its ten output ports.  This means that you will not increase the speaker charging time when you charge more than one device on it. In fact, this charging station supplies enough juice for older JBL models. Furthermore, you can charge them all at the same time as well. Find this useful USB accessory here at Amazon.com.  We also review this charging station here.

Gearmo® 10 Port Smart AC Charger for the JBL Charge 5 Speaker, Model ICS-10P-HO, package front view.
Gearmo® 10 Port Smart AC Charger for the JBL Charge 5 speaker, Model ICS-10P-HO, package front view.

But since each port only delivers 2.4 amps, you won’t get the fastest charging time from this particular power station.  But you can still charge the Charge 5 in under 8 hours with this.

Picture of the Gearmo® 10-Port Smart USB Charger, ICS-10P-HO, operating, with some cords connected.
Gearmo® 10-Port Smart USB Charger, ICS-10P-HO, operating, with some cords connected.

2. CE Tech 4 Port USB Wall Charger

This CE Tech charging station is another beefy unit. It suits well for recharging most JBL Charge speakers quickly.  This USB power hub appears sometimes on eBay for under thirty US dollars.  We also review this quad port charging system here.

Picture of the CE Tech 4 port USB high current wall Charger for the JBL Charge 5 speaker.
CE Tech 4 Port USB high current wall charger for the JBL Charge 5 speaker.

3. GE Jasco Y14 11307 USB AC Charger

This adapter is sometimes available at Amazon.com.   At less than twelve dollars, this dual port AC USB wall adapter is small enough for easy travel.  It’s also great when you take your speaker on vacation, because it features a night light.  Makes finding your way around strange hotel rooms a cinch.  See our   GE Jasco 2.1 Amp USB Charger, Y14 Review   post for more details.

Picture of the GE Jasco Y14 2.1 amp USB Charger Adapter, plugged in, showing the built in LED night light.
GE Jasco Y14 2.1 amp USB Charger Adapter, plugged in, showing the built in LED night light.

 

Picture of the Jasco High Current USB Power Adapter, showing the case label and retractable AC plug prongs, in the retracted position.
Jasco High Current USB Power Adapter, showing the case label and retractable plug prongs, in the retracted position.

4. JBL Charger for the Charge 5

Finally, some JBL speakers come with this JBL AC adapter included.  This wall charger does not come with the Charge 5. But it still charges the speaker pretty well just the same.  See our JBL Bluetooth Speaker USB AC Charger Adapter Specs for further details.

Picture of a JBL USB power supply adapter, front view.
A JBL USB power supply adapter, front view.

 

Picture of the USB output port side, with specs printed on that side.
The USB output port side, with specs printed on that side.

So, we hope this short list of chargers helps choose one with enough wattage for your speaker.

Other JBL Charge 5 Speaker Posts

    1. The Low Frequency Mode Problem
    2. Firmware Update Directions
    3. How to Tell if This Speaker is Charging
    4. The Won’t Turn OFF Issue
    5. Wattage Figures

References for JBL Charge 5 Speaker Charger Wattage

    1. Official JBL Charge 5 Speaker Product Page
    2. Where to Buy the JBL Charge 5 Speaker