Picture of the Go 2 JBL speaker, front view, powered ON with the charger connected. The Go 2 is showing fully charged, with its steady or blinking white lamp highlighted. It's fully charged in either case.

JBL Go 2 Battery Indicator, Charging Indicator Light

The Go 2 JBL Bluetooth speaker has a single LED near the top of the front panel, as shown in the following pictures.  This displays battery status, whether it’s draining or charging, or whether it’s critically low or not when discharging.  But it does not read out charging progress, or how full the battery is at a given time while charging. Nor does it show how much power remains in the battery when discharging, although it does change color when the battery reaches near-dead state. In this piece, we describe how to read the JBL Go 2 battery status and charging indicator lamp on this speaker.





How to Read the JBL Go 2 Battery Indicator Lights

1. The Battery Indicator Lamp is OFF 

When you power down the Go 2 with no charger connected, this lamp, that also doubles as a pilot light, is dark.  The lamp is also dark when the charger IS connected but the battery finished charging to full, as shown next.

Picture of the JBL Go 2 speaker, fully charged, powered OFF, but is still connected to charger power. The status lamp is not glowing at all, and is highlighted.
JBL Go 2 speaker, fully charged, powered OFF, but is still connected to charger power. The status lamp is not glowing at all, and is highlighted.

2. JBL Go 2 Charging Indicator Shows Battery Recharging Progress

The status lamp lights up red (no flashing) while the speaker charges, as shown in the next picture.   On this speaker, the glowing light is the only visual indication that charging is going on.  But it does not display how far along the charging is.

Picture of the JBL Go 2 Bluetooth speaker front view, highlighting the red status light, meaning that the speaker is charging.
JBL Go 2 Bluetooth speaker front view, highlighting the red status light, meaning that the speaker is charging.

Note that this lamp blinks red when the battery is critically low while the speaker is running on battery power, and should be recharged immediately.  But when you apply adequate USB power, this red flashing light turns to a solid red.  Also note that this light never flashes red while charging is occuring.

3. When the Light Goes Out While Charging, Then Charging is Done

As speaker charging continues, the light keeps glowing red,  Eventually though, battery charging finishes, and the lamp goes out, or turns white to show this.  It turn off when the speaker is not ON, and turns white when it is ON.





4. The JBL Go 2 Charging Indicator Is Not Much of a Battery Charge Remaining Meter

When unplugged from the charger, what was the charging indicator becomes the battery charge left indicator.  Well sort of.  If it glows white, then the battery has some amount of play time left, although you cannot tell how much.

The next picture shows a JBL Go 2, powered ON, with the battery status lamp glowing solid white.  Note though that this light blinks white, when the speaker is not paired.

Picture of the JBL Go 2 portable speaker, front view, with the Power / Status lamp glowing white, highlighted.
JBL Go 2 portable speaker, front view, with the Power / Status lamp glowing white, highlighted.

But the only indication this light gives about battery status when not charging, is when the battery reaches a critically low level.  Then, it starts flashing red, as mentioned above.

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References for JBL Go 2 Battery Indicator

  1. JBL Go 2 Tiny Bluetooth Speaker Official Product Page at JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2020-08-13: First published.
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