Picture of the JBL Go speaker in original transparent carton, front view.

JBL Go Charging Time

You charge Go Bluetooth speakers via the micro USB charge port. And to get the shortest charging time and fullest charge when the JBL Go speaker runs out of juice, be sure to use a low to medium current USB charger.

JBL Go Charging Time: How Long to Fully Recharge

According to the specs, the time it takes for complete JBL Go speaker charging is two hours and thirty minutes (2.5 hours).

Picture of the glowing red lamp on the JBL Go speaker while charging.
The red light glowing on the JBL Go speaker while charging.

JBL Go Charging Time: How Long it Plays Per Full Charge

On a complete charge, the JBL Go speaker can play for up to five (5) hours, due to its 730 MaH, 3.7 volt lithium ion polymer battery.  But when you play it loudly, especially with more bass, you will see somewhat shorter lasting power.  We’ve seen this BT speaker run dead in around four hours when played at louder volumes. So to get the most charge time from it, power saving is key.  Just play it only as loudly as you need to, to hear it well throughout your listening space.

Picture of an Echo Dot 4 clock speaker beside a JBL Go 1 BT speaker
An Echo Dot 4 clock speaker beside a JBL Go 1 BT speaker

The Playing Time Gets Smaller As the JBL Go Ages

If you own this speaker over a few to several years, you may notice that the time it plays from a single charge shrinks as the speaker gets older.  This is normal for devices like this one, that rely on lithium ion batteries.

But by working the battery, you can slow this charge fall off.

To exercise the JBL Go, run the battery dead and charge it again every three to six months when not in use.

Also, we suggest that you not leave the speaker plugged into a charger once it hits full charge.  Right after the red charging lamp completely goes out, disconnect the speaker as soon as practical, to avoid overcharging it and damaging the battery.

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    1. Official JBL Go Product Page at JBL.COM

Revisions Log

    • 2022-09-08: First published.