Picture of the Sony SRS XB13 speaker charging.

Sony SRS XB13 Charge Time

You charge the Sony SRS XB13 personal speaker via the USB-C charge port, and to get the quickest charge time and fullest recharge, use a medium current USB charger for fastest yet most economical results. Details follow.

Sony SRS XB13 Charge Time: How Long to Fully Recharge

According to the specs for this speaker the time it takes to charge the SRS XB13 Bluetooth speaker is four and a half (4.5) hours, using a 5 volt, 0.5 amp, 2.5 watt charger or greater.

Picture of the USB-C DC input port on the Sony SRS XB13.
The Sony SRS XB13 USB-C DC input port.

How Long it Plays Per Full Charge

On a complete charge, the SRS XB12 Sony speaker can play for up to sixteen (16) hours, due to its 3.7 volt lithium ion battery.  But when you play it loudly, especially with thumping bass, you will indeed see shorter playing times per recharge.  We see this Bluetooth speaker run dead in around ten hours when we play at louder volumes.

So to get the longest charge time, power saving is useful.  Just play it only as loudly as you need to, to hear it well throughout your listening space.

Rear view of the Sony SRS XB13.
Sony SRS XB13 rear view.

The Charge Time Gets Smaller as the Speaker 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 fully cycling the battery now and then, you can slow this charge capacity drop. So to exercise the XB13, run the battery fully dead, and then recharge it again every three to six months when not in use.

Also, we advise that you avoid leaving the speaker connected to a charger once it reaches full charge.  Right after the charging lamp shuts off, unplug the speaker as soon as you can, to avoid overcharging it and aging the battery prematurely.

Other Posts About the Sony SRS XB13

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    2. SRS XB13 Sony Speaker Replacement Charger Type
    3. Sony SRS XB13 Not Charging, How to Fix
    4. How to Hard Reset Sony SRS XB13 Bluetooth Speaker
    5. Reading the Sony SRS XB13 Battery Indicator

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    1. Official Sony SRS XB13 Product Page at Sony.COM

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    • 2022-08-13: First published.