Picture of the Sony SRS XB22 speaker, connected and charging.

Sony SRS XB22 Charge Time

You charge the Sony SRS XB22 portable speaker via the micro USB charge port, and to get the quickest charge time and fullest recharge, use a medium current USB charger for fastest yet most cost effective results. Details follow.

Sony SRS XB22 Charge Time: How Long to Fully Recharge

According to the specs for this speaker the time it takes to charge the SRS XB22 Bluetooth speaker is four (4.0) hours, using a 5 volt, 1.5 amp, 7.5 watt charger or greater. You can also use a lower power 0.5 amp, 2.5 watt charger.  But this increases the recharge time to ten to twelve hours.

The glowing -CHARGE- lamp on the Sony SRS XB22 speaker.
Sony SRS XB22 -CHARGE- lamp glowing.

How Long the XB 22 Plays Per Full Charge

On a complete charge, the speaker can play for up to twelve (12) hours, due to its built in 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 die in around five hours when we play at louder volumes. So to get the longest play time per recharge, power saving is useful.  Just play it only as loudly as you need to, to hear it well throughout your listening space.

Picture of the front of the XB22, with its light bars glowing.
The XB22 front view with light bars glowing.

The Play Time Gets Shorter as the XB22 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 deep cycling the battery now and then, you can slow this charge capacity decrease. So to exercise the XB22, run the battery fully dead, and then recharge it again every three to six months.

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

Other Posts About the Sony SRS XB22

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    3. Sony SRS XB22 Not Charging, How to Fix
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    1. Official Sony SRS XB22 Product Page at Sony.COM

Revisions Log

    • 2022-08-13: First published.