Sony SRS XB10 wireless speaker, charging from a Key Power HDD15-3-PD charger.

Sony SRS XB10 Charging Instructions

This piece gives charging instructions for the Sony SRS XB10 extra bass wireless speaker. Do this easily through the USB power in port, behind the water resistant door, shown in the pictures below. Note that you can still play this Bluetooth speaker while it charges.





First, pick a hefty enough USB power adapter, as no charger comes with the Sony SRS XB10.  Next, connect a medium to high current micro USB charge cable between the speaker and that adapter. Then, plug the charger into a working wall outlet. Then after four to five hours, your XB10 finishes charging.  So it’s ready to play once more for up to sixteen (16) hours before needing another recharge.

Sony SRS XB10 Charging, Step by Step Instructions

1. Choose Rightly Sized AC or Car Adapter

The charger you use should provide 5 volts and at least 0.5 amps (2.5 watts).  Here, we use a Key Power model HDD15-3-PD USB power delivery system.  Now as mentioned, this speaker needs 5 volts at roughly 0.5 amps for best charging performance.  So this Key Power model provides way more than enough current  capacity to do the job.

2. Open the Port Cover on the XB10 

Use a dime, penny, or small screwdriver to pry open the waterproof seal port cover. See the closed power port door in the next picture.  Be careful not to scratch the delicate seal around the inside edge of this cap.

Sony SRS XB10 speaker, with its closed port door highlighted. Sony SRS XB10 Charging.
Sony SRS XB10 speaker, with its closed port door highlighted.

Prying open this door exposes the micro USB charging port inside, as shown next, pointed at by the green arrow.

Showing the open port door with the USB charging port highlighted.
Showing the open port door with the USB charging port highlighted.

3. Power OFF the Unit to Continue with Sony SRS XB10 Charging Instructions

Note that the SRSXB10 still charges when powered ON.  But depending on how much above-and-beyond recharging capacity your charger delivers, The speaker might charge a little faster when turned OFF.





4. Plug the Micro USB Cord into the Mini Speaker

Then, plug the small end of your micro USB charge cable into the matching micro USB port, as seen in the next shot.

Sony SRS XB10 Bluetooth speaker with the charging cable inserted.
Sony SRS XB10 Bluetooth speaker with the charging cable inserted.

5. Plug the Other End of the USB Cable into your Charger Adapter

Next, connect the A end of the USB power cable to the power adapter.

6. Plug the USB Adapter into a Functioning Wall Receptacle to Continue with Sony SRS XB10 Charging

Now that we connected the XB10 and our adapter, we then plug the mains end of the adapter into a working AC outlet, as shown next. We plugged ours into a surge protecting power strip.

The wireless speaker, charging from a Key Power HDD15-3-PD charger. Sony SRS XB10 Charging.
The wireless speaker, charging from a Key Power HDD15-3-PD charger.

The CHG lamp lights up solid orange on the speaker. And while no battery status gauge shows percentage of charge, this lamp lit up means that charging is occurring, as shown next.

Picture of the orange charging light.
The orange charging light.

7. Let the XB10 Charging Continue Until the CHG Light Goes Out

Full battery charging is finished when the CHG lamp near the bottom of the speaker turns off, as shown next.

Speaker charging finished, showing that the charging light is dark.
Speaker charging finished, showing that the charging light is dark.

8. Unplug the USB Charge Cable from the Speaker, to Continue with Sony SRS XB10 Charging





9. Fully Close the USB Port Door

Note that unless you snap the port flap securely, water may soak its USB port. And, since water and electronics generally do not mix, getting the port wet might damage the electronic components inside. So be sure to press the port door closed with enough force to fully seat it, for maximum water resistance.

Picture of the closed port door on the speaker. Sony SRS XB10 Charging.
The closed port door on the speaker.

10. Done with Sony SRS XB10 Charging

We have now fully charged our XB10.

Finally, repeat this recharging every sixteen hours of play, to keep the battery in top condition for years.

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References for Sony SRS XB10 Charging

  1. Sony SRS XB10 Speakers Product Page at Sony.com

Revision History

  • 2020-09-21: First published.
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