You charge the Sony SRS XP500 Bluetooth party speaker via the supplied AC cord and power input port, and the time it takes to do that from dead to full recharge is pretty fixed. Details follow.
Sony SRS XP500 Charge Time: How Long to Fully Recharge
According to the specs for this speaker the time it takes to charge the SRS XP500 Bluetooth speaker is three (3.0) hours, using the AC cord that Sony supplies with this speaker, or equivalent.
How Long the XP 500 Plays on a Full Charge
On a complete charge, the speaker can play for up to twenty (20) hours, thanks to 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 and use the built-in party lights. 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.
The Play Time Gets Shorter as the Sony SRS XP500 Speaker 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 XP500, run the battery all the way dead, and then recharge it again every three to six months.
Also, we advise that you avoid leaving the speaker connected to AC power once it reaches full charge. Right after the charging lamp goes out, unplug the speaker as soon as you can, to avoid possible overcharging it and aging the battery prematurely.
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- 2022-11-29: First published.