Left side of the JBL Go 3 speaker, showing the Status lamp glowing red.

JBL Go 3 Charging Indicator

The JBL Go 3 has a single LED on the right side panel, as we show in the following pictures.  This displays charging 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. But it does change color when the battery reaches near-dead state. So in this piece, we explain how to read the JBL Go 3 Charging Indicator lamp here.

JBL Go 3 Charging Indicator: How to Read the Light

1. When the Charging Indicator Lamp is OFF 

When the Go 3 is OFF with no charger, this lamp goes dark. This LED is also dark when the charger IS running, but charging is complete.

Picture of the dark charging indicator light on the JBL Go 3.
The dark charging indicator light on the JBL Go 3.

2. JBL Go 3 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 Charging Indicator light glowing red.
The Charging Indicator lamp glowing red.

Note that this lamp blinks red when the battery is very low while the speaker is running on battery power.  This means that you should recharge the speaker immediately.

But when you apply USB power, this red flashing light turns to a solid red.

Also note that this light never flashes red while charging.  It always glows solid during recharge.

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

As speaker charging continues, the light keeps glowing red. But eventually, 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. Either signal means that charging is complete.

4. The JBL Go 3 Charging Indicator Is Not Much of a Battery Charge Remaining Meter

When disconnected 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 3, powered ON, with the battery status lamp glowing solid white.  Note though that this light blinks white, when the speaker has no pairing session active.

Picture of the charging indicator lamp glowing white.
The charging indicator light glowing white.

Now there’s only one hint that this light gives about battery status when not charging. This is when the battery reaches a critically low level.  Then, it starts flashing red, as explained above.

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