JBL Flip 2 Charging Instructions, How To Recharge

Here, we offer our JBL Flip 2 Charging Instructions for this popular Bluetooth speaker.  Indeed, you can charge these JBL Flip 2 wireless speakers easily through the exposed USB charge port. To summarize: First, select an strong enough USB car or wall adapter. Why this? Because the Flip 2 does not come with this standard so far as we know.

Plus, the Flip 2 needs a medium power USB power source to charge fully in the shortest time.

Next then, connect a micro USB cable between the JBL Flip 2 and that adapter. Then, plug the power supply into a working wall outlet.

Finally after a few to four hours, your JBL speaker will fully recharge. Then, you’ll be able to play it again for up to four hours at mid volume levels, before you must charge it again.

How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speaker with a RavPower charger and USB power cable.
JBL Flip 2 Charging Instructions: JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speaker with a RavPower charger and USB power cable.

JBL Flip 2 Charging Instructions

1. Choose Right Size Charger

In this JBL Flip 2 charging instructions demo, we’re using the RavPower 24 watt dual port USB charger adapter, as shown next.

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

2. Find the Flip 2 USB Charge Port

Locate the micro USB charging port on the port side of the speaker, as shown next.  Unlike the later models of the JBL Flip speaker line, the USB charge port on the JBL Flip 2 is exposed.  Not hidden behind any waterproofing hatch. So, needless to say, the Flip 2 is neither waterproof nor splashproof.

How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the JBL Flip 2 wireless Bluetooth speaker, showing USB charge port highlighted.
JBL Flip 2 Charging Instructions: JBL Flip 2 wireless Bluetooth speaker, showing USB charge port highlighted.

3. Plug in the Micro USB Cord to the Flip 2

Then, plug the small end of your micro USB charge cord into the matching micro USB female port in the Flip Two, as shown next.

Picture of the JBL Flip 2 Bluetooth wireless speaker, showing a USB charge cord plugged in and highlighted.
Flip 2 JBL Bluetooth wireless speaker, showing a USB charge cord plugged in and highlighted.

4. 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, as shown next.

How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the RavPower portable USB charger with an Amazon micro USB to USB A data charge cable plugged into it.
JBL Flip 2 Charging Instructions: RavPower portable USB charger with an Amazon micro USB to USB A data charge cable plugged into it.

5. Plug the USB Power Adapter into a Working Outlet

Now that the Flip 2 and our RavPower adapter are connected together, we plug the RavPower into a working AC outlet, as shown next. In this demo, we’ve plugged ours into a surge protector power strip. Plus, we ran our speaker completely dead before this demo.

Picture of the JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speaker, connected to power, with battery charging in progress.
JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speaker, connected to power, with battery charging in progress.

At least one of the battery status lamps lights up and blinks on the Flip 2 when you apply enough USB charging power, and its battery has discharged completely.

Further, there are five lamps that light in succession as the speaker battery charging progresses, as shown in the next picture.

How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the JBL Flip 2 speaker battery status gage, showing battery almost dead, but charging.
JBL Flip 2 Charging Instructions: JBL Flip 2 Speaker battery status gage, showing battery almost dead, but charging.

6. Let the Flip 2 JBL Speaker Charge Until All Battery Power Lights Go Out

JBL Flip 2 Battery charging is done when all of the battery gauge lights glow solid. None flashing.

Picture of the JBL Flip 2 battery status gage at full charge, all lamps lit.
JBL Flip 2 battery status gauge at full charge, all lamps lit.

7. Unplug the USB Charge Cable from the JBL Flip 2 

As soon as you can, disconnect the charge cable from the speaker after charging completes.  We suggest against leaving the speaker connected to power for very long, as this helps preserve battery recharging ability.

How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speaker, showing USB charge port highlighted.
JBL Flip 2 Charging Instructions: JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speaker, showing USB charge port highlighted.

8. Done!

We have now fully charged our JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speaker. Note that the battery charge status gauge just after turning on the Flip 2 after a full recharge. All lamps glow as shown in the step 6 pictures above, meaning that the speaker battery is now fully charged.

9. Repeat Battery Recharging as Needed

Repeat this charging process every three to five hours of music play through the Flip 2, to keep its battery in top condition. We charge ours when the battery status meter lights show only one light glowing, as shown next.

How to charge JBL Flip 2 portable Bluetooth speakers. Picture of the JBL Flip 2 wireless speaker battery status gage, circled, showing the battery almost dead. Needs charging.
JBL Flip 2 Charging Instructions: JBL Flip 2 wireless speaker battery status gauge, circled, showing the battery almost dead. Needs charging.

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References

Revision History

  • 2019-04-15: Shortened post URL.
  • 2019-01-12: First published.