This piece describes the Sony XB30 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 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 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.
This exposes the barrel type DC input input port as we see next.
Then, plug the small end of the cable into the port on the back of the speaker, as we see in the next shot.
4. Plug the Adapter into a Working Wall Receptacle to Continue with Sony 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.
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.
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.
7. Unplug the Cable from the Speaker
Also, close the port cap to maintain water resistance.
8. Done with Sony 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.
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- 2023-03-22: First published.