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Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with USB Charger

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Big sound, long battery life and a powerful charging station for devices.

Introducing the JBL® Charge, the stereo speaker that provides more than 12 hours of playback time from a single charge of its built-in, high-capacity, 6000mAh Li-ion (lithium-ion) rechargeable battery. It can even charge your other mobile devices on the go with its built-in USB port. The JBL Charge wirelessly streams audio from any Bluetooth®-equipped smartphone or tablet, and it lets you enjoy unsurpassed portable audio performance from your mobile devices and tablets. With two 1-5/8-inch (41-millimeter) drivers, a built-in bass port, digital signal processing and 2 x 5 watts of amplification, it delivers full-range JBL sound with exceptional bass. Ideal for active, outdoor lifestyles, the portable JBL Charge speaker fits into a backpack and plays from either a vertical or horizontal position, so you can use it just about anywhere. The JBL Charge stereo speaker is a portable audio powerhouse for any environment.

Item# JBLCHARGEBLUAM

Device Compatibility

3.5mm Yes
Bluetooth Yes

General Specifications

Battery charge time 3.5 hours
Listening time on battery power >12 hours
Battery type Li-ion rechargeable

Audio Specifications

Frequency Response 150Hz – 20kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio >80dB
Amplifier Power 2 x 5W

Speaker Specifications

Transducer 2 x 1-1/2" (38mm)

Dimensions

Height (mm) 175
Height (in) 6-29/32
Depth (in) 2-29/32
Depth (mm) 74

Wireless System Specifications

Bluetooth transmitter power 0~20dBm (EIRP)
Bluetooth transmitter modulation π/4-DQPSK, 8-DPSK
Listening time on battery power >12 hours
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Spec Sheet (EN)

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  • 1 JBL Charge stereo speaker with Bluetooth technology
  • 1 USB adapter
  • 1 micro USB cable
  • 1 Neoprene™ carrying pouch
  • Quick-start guide

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JBL Charge is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 214.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing sound This is by far the best wireless speaker I've ever purchased. Amazing sound for the size.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bluetooth speaker I have had it For about a week now and I'm super happy with it. The sound quality is amazing
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it, loud & clear!! My wife gave me a Charge for Christmas over a year ago. In the summer I didn't go outside without it! Being a wheelchair user, I rolled it onto my lap before going out. The Charge will play extremely loud, while maintaining it's clarity. I have also had it roll off my lap onto our cement patio many times. It has as 1 or 2 dings but usually is saved by the hard rubber rings on each end, it is solidly made & the rich sound is unharmed!! The Charge's bassy sound is unmatched by any other portable speaker I've heard.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Deep sound! Awesome speaker for the money. I enjoyed this speaker so much that I had to buy more to give a away to loved ones!
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features Also love the fact that it has a built in charger!
Date published: 2017-01-04
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I've had my JBL modal C1588, for the past couple years now and for some reason when i fully charged it then turned it on the blue and red lights kept flashing and won't let me pair or do anything. Holding and pressing home button didn't  not work.  

Asked by: DEV123
If it’s not allowing you to pair, please do a reset on your CHARGE. While the unit is turned on, press the Power and the Volume Minus buttons simultaneously. The CHARGE now turns off, indicating that it is reset. Make sure that it is on pairing mode by pressing the power button for 3 seconds. Re-pair your device to the CHARGE.
Answered by: Miko at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-03-13

My JBL Charge has started to power on by itself, several times a day. I turn it off, and about an hour later it will turn on and the blue light is flashing. It's about 2 years old and never had this problem until about 1 week ago.

Asked by: Nomad
Please do a reset on your CHARGE. While the unit is turned on, press the Power and the Volume Minus buttons simultaneously. The CHARGE now turns off, and when you turn it on again. The blue flashing light indicates that it’s not paired to a device via Bluetooth. Pair your device to the CHARGE and observe. You may also try a different source/device. If this doesn't help, please submit a case request at www.jbl.com/support-product.html and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to further assist you.
Answered by: Miko at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-03-08

I lost my original USB charger for JBL charge. What is the specification of the charger that I need to use. The manual shows a 5V, 2A charger. Is this necessary or can I use a charger with lower amps (typical phone charger) ?

Asked by: SPNa
Sorry to hear about this. You can use a phone charger but if the amp is lower than 2amp, the charging time would be longer. No other issues with using a different charger.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-03-06

My JBL charge won't connect with my iphone 7. It doesn't eaven show the bluetooth option "JBL CHARGE" on my iphone. What should i do?

Asked by: JoaoJBL
Make sure that the CHARGE is in pairing mode and the Bluetooth on your iPhone 7 turned ON. 1. Press and hold the Bluetooth button on the speaker until it makes its pairing sound. 2. Turn ON the Bluetooth of your device. 3. Your device should be able to see the speaker on its Bluetooth pairing list and connect to it. 4. Once connected, try to play music to make sure that the unit is properly connected. If this does not fix the issue, Please do a reset on your CHARGE. While the unit is turned on, press the Power and the Volume Minus buttons simultaneously. The Charge now turns off, and when you turn it on again. You may also try a different source/device. If this doesn't help, please submit a case request at www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to further assist you.
Answered by: Memen at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-03-04

The device will not charge. Please could you explain the procedure?

Asked by: Pauldennis1
Please make sure that you are charging the speaker using the correct charging port. The JBL Charge has a micro-USB charging port on the back of it similar to the charging port of an Android phone. Alternatively, if you have an Android phone, you may try and use the charging cable to charge the speaker.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-03-04

My JBL Charge will no longer connect to my phone's bluetooth. It worked fine yesterday, but today my phone gives me a message "cannot communicate with JBL Charge". any ideas how to restore the communications? Is there a master reset for the Charge?

Asked by: pbshaw99
We are sorry to hear that you are having issues with your CHARGE. Please try to do a reset - In Power ON mode, press the Power and the Volume Minus buttons simultaneously. The Charge now turns off, and when you turn it on again, it has been reset. If this does not help, please submit a case at JBL.com/contactus and our Customer Service Team will be glad to assist you.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-02-07

Just opened box do we need to charge before using the first time even while plugged in?

Asked by: maur
The CHARGE 3 comes with a factory charge when brand new, but it varies. With this, there is really no direct time-frame that we can provide for an initial charge. Unlike older devices that needs a certain amount of time plugged in initially, batteries now are better and does not require this. To keep the battery healthy, it is not advisable to drain the battery before charging it, small, frequent charges are better than charging it 0-100% at a time. Battery charge time from 0-100% is 4.5 hours using the cable provided.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-02-06

I’m using my Charge 2+ frequently as a daily speaker. I'd like to know if it should be used only with battery or I can use while it is plugged in the energy? For a long-life battery, is it better to drain all the battery before plug in energy?

Asked by: viniciusaero
Yes, it is safe and okay to use your CHARGE 2+ while charging. It won’t damage the battery, but take note that using your CHARGE 2+ while plugged in will prolong the charging time. It is not health to drain the battery flat before charging the unit. It has been tested that small frequent charges are better for the battery than charging it from 0-100%.
Answered by: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-02-04
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