Picture of the Sony SRS XG500 boombox speaker on the charge.

Sony SRS XG500 Charge Time

You charge the Sony SRS XG500 via the barrel style DC power input port, and to get the quickest charge time and fullest recharge, use the charger that comes with the speaker, or an equivalent. Details follow.

Sony SRS XG500 Charge Time: How Long to Fully Recharge

According to the specs, the time it takes to charge the SRS XG500 Bluetooth speaker is three (3.0) hours, using the 20 volt, 4 amp, 80 watt charger that Sony supplies with this speaker, or equivalent.

Picture of the attached charging cord on the Sony SRS XG500.
The attached charging cord on the Sony SRS XG500.

How Long the XG500 Plays on a Full Charge

On a complete charge, the speaker can play for up to thirty (30) hours. Why?  Because of its built in lithium ion battery.  But when you play it loudly, especially with booming bass, you will indeed see much shorter playing times per charge cycle.

We see this Bluetooth speaker die in around ten hours when we play at louder volume. So to get the longest playing 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 glowing orange -CHARGE- light on the top of the Sony SRS XG500 boombox speaker.
The glowing orange -CHARGE- light on the top of the Sony SRS XG500 boombox speaker.

The Play Time Gets Shorter as the Unit Ages

If you own this speaker over a few 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 XG500, run the battery all the way dead, and then recharge it again every three to six months.

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

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    1. Official Sony SRS XG500 Product Page at Sony.COM

Revisions Log

    • 2022-08-13: First published.