JBL Charge 5 Speaker Charging Time

The usual JBL Charge 5 speaker charging time we discuss in this post. You charge the Charge 5 JBL Bluetooth speakers via the USB-C charge port door on the back of the unit. And to get the quickest charge time and fullest charge, use a high current USB charger system.

JBL Charge 5 Speaker Charging Time: How Long for Full Charge

According to the specs, the time it takes for fully charging is four (4.0) hours.

The battery level meter gauge showing a full charge on the JBL Charge 5 speaker.
The battery level meter gauge showing a full charge on the JBL Charge 5 speaker.

How Long it Plays Per Full Charge

On a complete charge, this speaker can play for up to twenty (20) hours. This is due to its 7,500 MaH, 27 WaH, 3.6 volt lithium polymer battery.  But when you play it loudly, with extra bass especially, you will see somewhat shorter party music playing power.

We’ve seen this speaker run dead in seventeen hours when played at higher volumes. So to get the longest play time from it, power saving is crucial.  To cut the load on the battery, just play it only as loudly as you need to. It also helps to cut the bass when you don’t need it.

Picture of the front left view of the speaker.
Front left view of the speaker.

The Play Time Gets Smaller as the JBL Charge 5 Speaker Ages

Now perhaps you own this power bank speaker for around three to five years,. If so, then you may notice that the time it plays from a single charge shortens.  But this is normal for devices like this one, with lithium ion batteries.

How to Preserve the Battery

But by exercising the battery, you can slow this energy storage fall off.

To exercise the 5, run the battery dead first. Then charge it again every three to six months when not in use.

Also, we suggest that you not leave it plugged into a charger once it has reached a full charge.  Thus right after the charging lamps completely go out, unplug the 5 as soon as you can. So this avoids the risk of damaging the battery.

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