JBL Charge 5
|Maximum music playing time (hrs)||20|
|Output power (W)||30W RMS for woofer, 10W RMS for tweeter|
|Dynamic frequency response range (Hz)||65 Hz - 20k Hz|
|Dimensions (cm)||22 x 9.6 x 9.3|
|Dimensions (in)||8.7 x 3.76 x 3.67|
Control Connect Specifications
|Bluetooth profiles||A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.6|
|Bluetooth frequency||2400 MHz - 2483.5 MHz|
|Bluetooth transmitted modulation||GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK|
|Bluetooth transmitter power||≤ 20 dBm (EIRP)|
Documents & Downloads
Quick Start Guide
What’s in the Box
- 1 x JBL Charge 5
- 1 x Type C USB Cable
- 1 x Safety Sheet
- 1 x Quick Start Guide
- 1 x Warranty Card
FAQs & How-Tos
Factory Reset ProcedureTo reset the JBL Charge 5:
Volume+ & Play/Pause Long press for 2 seconds while the speaker is ON
Please note: If the Charge 5 was previously paired with any phones/tablets, please remove the speaker from your list of paired Bluetooth devices. Now it has been restored to its factory settings, it will automatically enter into pairing mode the first time you power it on.
My device is waterproof, but what about salt water or chlorine water?
Your JBL speaker is waterproof with IPX7 rating. (IPX7 means it can survive immersion in 1 meter/3.3 feet for up to 30 minutes.) To maintain the looks and functions of your speaker, please make sure to rinse it with fresh water after using it at a swimming pool or the ocean, then dry off all covers and areas where water can gather. The standard for waterproofing is for tap water. Chemicals and salt in your pool or the ocean can damage the waterproof seals or harm the surface finish over time if not rinsed off after use.
Setting up your PartyBoost speakers in stereo mode
1. Turn on both speakers.
2. Connect your device to one of the two speakers via Bluetooth.
3. Start streaming music content to that speaker.
4. Go into JBL Portable app.
5. Allow the app to detect the single speaker playing content.
6. Once detected, press the Connect/Partyboost button on both speakers.
7. Allow the app to identify both speakers.
8. You should now see the option for Partymode. Click it.
9. Now you will see the option for Party or Stereo. Select Stereo.
IP67 InformationThis product is rated IPX67 which is different from IPX7. IP67 protects the product from submersion in 1 meter (3.3 feet) of water for up to 30 minutes, but it is also resistant against dust. Dust accumulation around electronics can lead to hardware failure so the IP67 rating is extremely beneficial addition to this product.
JBL Portable App: PC Information
You cannot download the JBL Portable App on a PC. This app is only available on mobile devices.
Does this speaker have an Aux Input?This speaker does not have an Aux Input, so no analog connection is possible.
Speaker Phone InformationThis model does not feature an internal speaker phone and cannot be used for phone calls or other VoIP systems.
Issues with the JBL Portable App and your Android device
There might be several reasons that our Portable app may not be working correctly on your Android device. First, your Android device must have 5.0 OS (Operating system) or higher to support JBL Connect app. Devices under 5.0 OS will not be supported. If you are having trouble viewing your JBL Portable device in the app, please disable Bluetooth, and then turn it back on again. Now you should be able to see your device in the JBL Portable app.
Upgrading the software on your PartyBoost or Connect+ Speaker
Software updates for your speaker can be done using the JBL Portable app.
Download it from the Apple App store and Google Play store.
If there is an available update, look for the small red dot above the gear icon and follow the download instructions (see image below).
If you have an issue with your device it is always worth checking if there is a Software update available and performing the installation if there is.
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Please note that UK delivery times are up to 5 working days.