Picture of the JBL Flip 5 speaker front Panel with charge cord Plugged in.

JBL Flip 5 Charging Instructions

Gives the JBL Flip 5 charging instructions. Now you can recharge the JBL Flip 5 through the top-panel USB charging port. To summarize: First, pick a right size USB adapter, singe the Flip 5 does not ship with one. Next, connect the black USB-C cable included between the Flip 5 and adapter. Next, insert the adapter into a mains outlet. Finally after two and a half to three hours, the unit completely recharges. Finally, you’ll have music again for up to twelve hours (about), before you must charge it anew. Note though that you must use a charging cord. Why? Because the Flip 5 does not support wireless charging.

Picture of the side panel buttons on the JBL Flip 5.
Side panel buttons on the JBL Flip 5.

JBL Flip 5 Charging Instructions: Step by Step

Picture of the USB-C charging port.
The USB-C charging port.

1. Choose a Large Enough Charger

The adapter you charge with should deliver 15 watts (5 volts at 3 amps) for the shortest recharging times.  Plus, you can avoid buying a separate cable. Do that by picking a charger with a female USB-A output port, instead of USB-C.

For this demo though, we use the adapter that came with our Charge 3. Now it doesn’t output quite the max current for this speaker. Yet the Flip 5 still charges in nearly the same time. However even with a USB-C charger, this unit does not support the fast charging technologies of today.

2. Plug in the USB-C Cord to Continue with JBL Flip 5 Charging Instructions

Insert the small end of the black USB-C charging cable into the matching port in the front.

Picture of the JBL Flip 5 with charge cord plugged into it.
The JBL Flip 5 with charge cord plugged into it.

3. Plug the Other End of the Cord into the Power Adapter

Next, connect the A end of the USB charge cable to your power supply of choice.

4. Plug that Wall Adapter into a Working Outlet

Now that the speaker and the AC adapter have a connection, plug the charger into a working AC outlet.

At least a small part of the battery bar gauge should light up when you apply USB power. Then as charging progresses, more of the bar lights up.

5. Let the JBL Flip 5 Charge Until All Battery Indicator Lamps Go Out

Recharging is almost complete when all but the last of the battery gauge lights glow solid. The last one continues flashing though, for a few minutes more while the system tops off the charging.

After that, the battery recharge cycle finishes when the gauge goes out completely.

6. Unplug the Charging Cable

7. Done with JBL Flip 5 Charging Instructions !

At last we have now fully charged our Flip 5. So to further check this, look at the battery indicator just after turning on the speaker afterwards. The entire battery gauge bar should glow.  This means that the Flip 5 has indeed fully charged.

Picture of the The JBL Flip 5 powered ON. Showing the entire battery gauge bar glowing. 
The JBL Flip 5 powered ON. Showing the entire battery gauge bar glowing.

The battery gauge bar is to the right on the front panel.

Repeat this recharging every twelve hours of music play. This keeps the battery in top condition. Indeed we charge ours when the battery indicator shows only one light glowing.

Other Posts About the JBL Flip 5

    1. How to Put JBL Flip 5 in Pairing Mode
    2. The Top Panel Buttons Explained
    3. Review of the JBL Flip 5
    4. How to Rename
    5. The Battery Indicator Lights Explained


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