Sony SRS XB10 speaker with its red charging light glowing.

Sony SRS XB10 Battery Life, How to Check

Covers how to check battery life and level on the Sony Extra Bass SRS XB10 Bluetooth speaker, and also, how to know if the battery life is degrading over time.





How to Check Battery Life on the Sony SRS XB10 Extra Bass Speaker, Current Charge

1. First, Turn ON the XB10

You won’t be able to read battery charge status unless the speaker is ON.

Picture of the Sony SRS XB10 portable speaker, showing the -Power- button.
The Sony SRS XB10 portable speaker, showing the -Power- button.

To turn on the speaker, press and release the Power button, pointed at by the green arrow in the last picture.

The little lamp on the front of the speaker should then light up, as shown next, and the speaker may make a two-beep sound if it pairs to a nearby device.  If it does not turn on, then the battery could be completely dead.

The Sony XRS XB10, showing this wireless speaker powered ON, and the Status lamp glowing. Sony SRS XB10 Battery Life.
The Sony XRS XB10, showing this wireless speaker powered ON, and the Status lamp glowing.

But as long as there’s some energy in the battery, the speaker should power up.  When it does, move on to the next step.

2. Look at the CHG Lamp on the XB10

Note that this speaker has no battery gauge to let you know exactly how much charge is left.  But you can at least, tell if the battery is on the verge of going dead by way of the CHG lamp. When the battery is not critically low, this lamp is dark. But when the speaker has very little charge left, the CHG lamp flashes orange-red. The next picture shows the lamp location.  It’s the closest light to the charging port door.

Sony SRS XB10 speaker with its red charging light glowing.
Sony SRS XB10 speaker with its red charging light glowing.

How to Check Battery Life on the Sony SRS XB10, Overall Battery Condition

When the speaker is new, and using a full power USB charger, the battery charge time is about four and a half (4.5) hours to reach a full charge.

And, the fully charged battery should last for around sixteen (16) hours of play time before going dead, when played at moderate volume levels.

A sign of a bad battery, is that it goes dead too fast, or takes too little or too much time to fully charge. So if you fully charge your speaker, but it only plays for under twelve hours before dying, its battery may be bad, and unable to hold a full charge anymore.





If the SRS XB10 battery takes longer than six hours to completely recharge, this could also mean a failing battery.  It might mean also, that the charger you’re using is not strong enough to recharge the speaker in the specified charge time of 4.5 hours.

Also, slow charging can happen because your charge cord is too thin.  So for best results, we recommend a full-current USB cable (one that easily carries 2.1 amps). 

Other Posts About the Extra Bass Sony SRS XB10 Bluetooth Speaker

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  2. How to Connect Sony SRS XB10 Speaker to Alexa Echo
  3. Resetting the Sony SRS XB10 Speaker, Hard Factory Reset
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References for Sony SRS XB10 Battery Life

  1. Sony Bluetooth Speakers Product Page at Sony.com

Change History

  • 2020-08-20: First published.

 

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