Picture of the JBL Clip 2 Bluetooth speaker, front view, vertical orientation.

JBL Clip 2 Charging Instructions

You can charge JBL Clip 2 wireless Bluetooth speakers conveniently via the hidden USB charge port. Here, we go through the JBL Clip 2 charging instructions for these beach-ready Bluetooth speakers.

In short: First, select an powerful enough USB charging adapter. Why this? Because JBL does not include this with the Clip 2 as a standard accessory.

Next, connect a micro USB charge cable between the Clip 2 and that adapter. Then, plug the adapter into a working wall outlet. Finally after a few hours, your JBL Clip 3 speaker fully charges, and you’ll be able to play it again for up to ten hours before needing to charge it again.





JBL Clip 2 Charging Instructions

1. Choose Right Size Power Adapter

In this demo, we’re using the RavPower 24 watt dual port USB charger adapter, as shown next.  The JBL Clip 2 needs 5 volts at approximately 0.6 amps to charge fully in a reasonable amount of time.  So this RavPower USB adapter is indeed beefy enough to recharge the Clip2 with lots of time to spare.

Picture of the RavPower 24W dual USB wall charger, showing its specs label side. JBL Clip 2 charging.
RavPower 24W dual USB wall charger, showing its specs label side. JBL Clip 2 charging.

2. Open the Port Cover on the JBL Clip 2

Use a penny or a dime to work open the waterproof seal port cover on the Clip Twi. This reveals the micro USB charging port inside, as shown next.

Picture of the JBL Clip 2 portable speaker, right side view, showing the USB charging port door open. JBL Clip 2 charging.
JBL Clip 2 portable speaker, right side view, showing the USB charging port door open.

3. Power Off your Speaker to Continue with JBL Clip 2 Charging Instructions

Note that the JBL Clip 2 will still charge when turned on and playing.  But depending on your charger, it may charge slightly faster when powered down.





4. Plug in the Micro USB Cord to the Clip 2 JBL Speaker

Then, plug the small end of your micro USB charge cable into the matching micro USB port in the Clip2 , as shown next.

Right side panel view picture of the speaker, showing the USB charging cable connected to the power input port.
Right side panel view of the speaker, showing the USB charging cable connected to the power input port.

5. Plug the Other End of the USB Cord into your USB Power Adapter

Next, connect the A end of the USB charge cable to the power adapter.  In this demo, as mentioned earlier, we’re using a RavPower 24 Watt USB power adapter and the orange USB charge cable that came with our Clip 2.

6. Plug the AC USB Power Adapter into a Live Wall Outlet to Continue with JBL Clip 2 Charging Instructions

Now that we connected the Clip 2 and our RavPower USB adapter, we plug the RavPower into a working AC outlet, as shown next. In this demo, we plugged ours into a wall outlet in our kitchen.

Picture of the speaker while charging, with its red charging light aglow and highlighted.
The speaker while charging, with its red charging light aglow and highlighted.

The status lamp lights up solid red on the JBL Clip 2 when you supply enough USB power. While no battery status gauge shows percentage of charge, te red lamp means that charging is in progress.  Then it goes out when charging completes.





7. Let the Clip 2 Charge Until the Red Light Goes Off

Battery charging is complete when the solid red status lamp goes dark.

8. Unplug the USB Charge Cable from the JBL Clip 2 

9. Fully Close the Waterproof Port Door

Note that unless you snap this Clip 2 flap securely and completely in place, water could enter the port area. This might damage the Clip 2 electronics inside. So, be sure to press the port door closed with firm enough force to properly seat it, for full water resistance.

Picture of the speaker's right side panel, showing the closed USB charging port door highlighted.
Right side panel view of the speaker, showing the closed USB charging port door highlighted.

10. Done with JBL Clip 2 Charging Instructions !

We have now fully charged our JBL Clip 2 wireless Bluetooth speaker.

Repeat this process every seven to nine hours of play time, to keep its battery in top working order for years to come.





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References for JBL Clip 2 Charging

  1. Bluetooth Speakers Line at JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2020-04-11: Added tags.
  • 2019-03-18: Fixed some typos.
  • 2019-01-11: First published.
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