Picture of the front right of the Sony SRS XB30 speaker.

Sony SRS XB30 Charging Instructions

This piece describes the Sony SRS XB30 speaker charging routine. Do this easily through the micro USB power in port, shown in the pictures below. Note that you can still play your XB 30 as it recharges, without raising the charging time by very much.

Sony SRS XB30 Charging: Summary

First, pick a powerful enough USB adapter, as no charger comes with this Sony Bluetooth speaker.

Next, connect a medium to high current USB cable (one that easily handles 1.5 amps) between the speaker and that adapter (the speaker comes with a short micro USB to USB-A cord).

Then, plug the charger into a working wall outlet.

Finally, after four hours or so, your XB30 finishes recharging.¬† So it’s ready to play once more for up to twelve (12) hours before needing another charge-up.

Sony SRS XB30 Charging: Step by Step

1. Choose Correct Size AC or Car Adapter

The charger you use should provide 5 volts at 3 amps (15 watts) for fastest results.

2. Power OFF the Unit

Note that the SRSXB30 still charges when running.  But depending on how much above-and-beyond recharging headroom that your charger supplies, the speaker might charge a trifle faster when turned OFF.

3. Plug the Power Cord into the Speaker

First, open the water resistant port door.

Picture of the ports door tightly closed on the Sony SRS XB30 wireless speaker.
The ports door tightly closed on the Sony SRS XB30 wireless speaker.

This exposes the barrel type DC input input port as we see next.

Picture of the barrel style DC input port on the Sony SRS XB30 speaker.
The barrel style DC input port on the Sony SRS XB30 speaker.

Then, plug the small end of the cable into the port on the back of the speaker, as we see in the next shot.

Picture of a power cable correctly inserted into the speaker's power input port.
A power cord correctly inserted into the speaker’s power input port.

4. Plug the Adapter into a Working Wall Receptacle to Continue with Sony SRS XB30 Charging

Now that we connected the XB 30 and our adapter, we then plug the mains end of the adapter into a working AC outlet, as we show next. We connected ours to a power strip surge protector.

Picture of the Sony SRS XB30 Bluetooth speaker charging.
The Sony SRS XB30 Bluetooth speaker charging.

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

Picture of the orange glowing CHARGE indicator lamp.
The orange glowing CHARGE indicator light.

6. Let the XB30 Charge Until the Orange CHARGE Light Goes Out

Full battery charging is complete when the solid glowing CHARGE lamp on the top panel, behind the Power button turns off, as shown next.

Picture of the dark CHARGE indicator light on the Sony SRS XB30 speaker.
The dark CHARGE indicator lamp on the Sony SRS XB30 speaker.

7. Unplug the Cable from the Speaker

Also, close the port cap to maintain water resistance.

Picture of the back of the speaker.
Rear view of the speaker.

8. Done with Sony SRS XB30 Charging !

We have now fully charged this Sony speaker.

Finally, repeat this recharging every twenty-four (24) hours of play, or any time the 30 goes dead, to keep the battery in top condition for years to come.

Other Posts About the Sony SRS XB30

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    2. How to Connect to Sony SRS XB30 Wireless Speaker
    3. Factory Resetting the Sony SRS XB30 Portable Speaker
    4. How to Make Sony SRS XB30 Speaker Discoverable
    5. Solving Recharging Problems on the Sony SRS XB30 BT Speaker

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    1. Sony SRS XB30 Official Support Page at Sony.com

Revision History

    • 2022-10-11: First published.