How to tell if JBL Go 2 is charging? This little Bluetooth speaker has just one LED lamp on its front, as shown in the pictures that follow. This two-color lamp not only indicates speaker power on off and pairing status, but it also tells battery level and charging status. To see if this speaker is charging, look at this light. We describe how to read it below.
How to Tell if JBL Go 2 is Charging
Connect your Go 2 to Household Power
Of course, you can be certain that the Go is NOT charging with no power cord connected to it.
Check the Front Panel Power / Status LED
You can tell if the JBL Go 2 is charging if this lamp glows steady red. When not charging, and the battery inside is close to dead, and the Go 2 is powered on, this light blinks red. If it flashes red with the power cord connected, then the Go 2 is not charging, and you should check your USB cord and power adapter for proper operation. Try a different charger. You want this light glowing solid red. Indeed the Go 2 is not recharging if the lamp glows or flashes any other color or pattern than solid red.
Also, the Go 2 slightly warms as it charges as does most charger adapters you would power it with. This warmth is a handy way to tell if the JBL Go is in fact, charging.
As speaker charging moves on, the status lamp continues to glow solid red. Unlike some of the more advanced JBL speakers however, the Go 2 gives no indication of just how far along the battery charging is, just that charging is in progress. See the red glowing lamp in the last picture, pointed out by the green arrow.
When the Light Goes Out or Turns Solid or Flashing White, Charging is Done
The battery charge cycle is done when the status LED changes from solid red to any other color or pattern, including going off altogether, as shown next.
Even with the charger cord still plugged in, and when the Go 2 is powered down, this lamp stops glowing altogether when the internal battery is full, as shown next. The Go 2 no longer charges when the battery reaches full state.
Finally, Unplug the JBL Go 2 and Turn it On
If the power LED flashes solid or flashing white, as pictured above, this could mean that the Go 2 did indeed charge when connected to AC power, particularly if the speaker was dead or near dead before you recharged it. But with the cord disconnected, we cannot tell just by examining the power lamp, just how much the Go 2 actually charged, only that it did charge some. It probably did recharge to full though, especially if we waited until the light stopped glowing red before unplugging the charger.
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- 2019-05-15: Tuned the targeting for ‘How to tell if JBL Go 2 is charging’ and added tags.
- 2019-02-11: First released.