Picture of the Sony SRS XB01 CHARGE light glowing.

Sony SRS XB01 Charging Indicator

The Sony SRS XB01 charging indicator is a little LED near the top front right edge of the grill.  This displays charging status. E.g. Whether it’s draining or charging, or whether it’s critically low or not when discharging.  But it neither reads out charging progress, nor exactly how full the battery is. However it does flash orange when the battery hits near-dead. In this post, we explain how to read the Charging Indicator lamp on the XB01.

How to Read the Sony SRS XB01 Charging Indicator

1. The Lamp is OFF 

The charging lamp is dark in the following situations:

    1. When you power down the XB01 with no charger connected.
    2. When the charger IS present but the battery is full.
    3. And finally, this light is OFF when the speaker itself is ON. But the battery is not low. The lamp is dark as long as the battery does not need charging.
A dark -CHARGE- light on the Sony SRS XB01 speaker.
The Sony SRS XB01 speaker showing a dark -CHARGE- lamp.

2. The Sony SRS XB01 Charging Indicator Blinks Orange

With the charger unplugged, the XB01 ON, and the battery very low, this light starts flashing orange.  The means that the speaker will soon power OFF due to a dead battery. So you should put it on the charge soon for continued play.

3. This Lamp Doubles as a Charging Light

This lamp also lights up solid orange (no flashing) as the XB01 charges, as we see in the next picture.   On this speaker, the light glowing is the only visual way of telling that recharging is occurring.  But it does not show how far along the recharging is, until it actually goes out.

Picture of the charging indicator glowing.
The charging indicator glowing.

Also note that this light should never blink on and off during recharging.  If it does, then either your charger is not operating well or your USB cable is bad. Or some problems exists in the speaker.

4. When the Light Goes Dark While Charging, Then Charging is Complete

As charging continues, the light keeps glowing. But eventually, recharging finishes, and the lamp goes dark.  It is OFF whether the speaker itself it ON or OFF.

5. The Sony SRS XB01 Charging Indicator Is Not a Charge Remaining Readout

When unplugged from the charger, this light becomes the charge left indicator.  Well sort of.  So if it is dark when the speaker is ON, then the battery has some play time remaining. But  you cannot tell how much just by looking at the Charging Indicator.

Other Sony SRS XB01 Posts

    1. Sony SRS XB01 Power Button Not Working
    2. How to Tell if This Speaker is Charging
    3. The Orange Light Stays On Problem
    4. How to Factory Reset
    5. Bluetooth Pairing Instructions

References for Sony SRS XB01 Charging Indicator

    1. Official Sony SRS XB01 Support Page
    2. Where to Buy the Sony SRS XB01