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JBL Charge Essential

Make your adventures last even longer with the JBL Charge Essential. This portable Bluetooth speaker comes with powerful Original JBL Pro Sound, plus a handy power bank — all in one rugged, durable package. A convenient USB port lets you quickly charge your devices, so you can show off your DJ skills for longer. Your tunes will get everyone on the dancefloor, thanks to dual passive radiators intensifying the sound with rich, deep bass. With up to 20 hours of playtime and an IPX7 waterproof design, keep the party going wherever life takes you.

Product Specifications

General Specifications

Maximum music playing time (hrs) 20
Output power (W) 5

Audio Specifications

Dynamic frequency response range (Hz) 65 Hz - 20k Hz

Dimension Specifications

Dimensions (cm) 21.3 x .89 x .87
Dimensions (in) 8.4 x 3.5 x
Weight (kgs) .77
Weight (lbs) 1.7

Control Connect Specifications

Bluetooth profiles A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.5
Bluetooth frequency 2402 MHz - 2480 MHz
Bluetooth transmitted modulation GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
Bluetooth transmitter power ≤ 9 dBm (EIRP)
Bluetooth version 4.1
Please consult the documents for in-depth specs

Documents & Downloads

What’s in the Box

  • 1 x JBL Charge Essential
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable
  • 1 x Quick-Start Guide
  • 1 x Safety Sheet
  • 1 x Warranty Card
JBL Charge Essential - What's in the Box

FAQs & How-Tos

Pairing issues with a Computer or PC
In most cases when a Computer/PC/Laptop has issues connecting to a Bluetooth device (Portable speaker, Headphones, Active speakers), it's caused by your Computer/PC/Laptop's Bluetooth driver (software).

The driver (software) should support the following Bluetooth protocols, to be able to play music/sound from your Computer/PC/Laptop:

• A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) driver for your Computer/PC/Headphones to transfer music.

• AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) driver to send skip/forward/pause/play music to your device

Always get the latest driver version available for your Computer/PC/Laptop.

To download the correct driver (software), visit the manufacturer's website of your Computer/PC/Laptop. They usually have a "Support/Download" section where you can find the correct driver. Otherwise, we advise you to contact their support.

The standard drivers provided by Microsoft/Windows system are not correct and will result in error messages (such as having to enter a PIN code), or pairing will not work.
Does my Speaker have Speakerphone/Voice Assistant Functionality?
This product does not feature speakerphone or voice assistant functionality as it does not have a microphone.
How to avoid Bluetooth Interference or Interruptions
• Always have clear line of sight between your Bluetooth device (speaker, headphones etc.) and source device (Smartphone/tablet/PC etc). Be aware of obstacles in front of your devices.

• Try to shutdown other products that have Bluetooth, but are not being used. They are often the reason for interference even though they are not being used.

• Do not stand too close to your Wi-Fi router since a Wi-Fi signal is stronger and in many cases will "overlap" the connection.

• Be aware of walls around you. Concrete and brick walls will often interrupt the signal, as it cannot pass through such thick walls.

• Bluetooth signals cannot travel through water, which includes the human body. Make sure with wireless headphones to keep your source device and the receiver on the same side of your body.

• Open spaces such as parks can cause issues for your devices, as open air is "bad" for any Bluetooth signal if it cannot reflect from objects around you.
Charging the Speaker When Wet
You will need to dry the charging port completely before plugging in power for charging.
 
Waterproof Information (IPX7)

This unit is IPX7 rated, which means that you can submerge the unit in water as deep as 3 feet (1 meter) for up to 30 minutes.

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