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JBL Charge 5

Take the party with you no matter what the weather. The JBL Charge 5 speaker delivers bold JBL Original Pro Sound, with its optimized long excursion driver, separate tweeter and dual pumping JBL bass radiators. Up to 20 hours of playtime and a handy powerbank to keep your devices charged to keep the party going all night. Rain? Spilled drinks? Beach sand? The IP67 waterproof and dustproof Charge 5 survives whatever comes its way. Thanks to PartyBoost, you can connect multiple JBL PartyBoost-enabled speakers for a sound big enough for any crowd. With all-new colors inspired by the latest street fashion trends, it looks as great as it sounds.

Product Specifications

General Specifications

Maximum music playing time (hrs) 20
Output power (W) 40

Audio Specifications

Dynamic frequency response range (Hz) 60 Hz - 20k Hz

Dimension Specifications

Dimensions (cm) 22 x 9.6 x 9.3
Dimensions (in) 8.7 x 3.76 x 3.67
Weight (kgs) 0.96
Weight (lbs) 2.11

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)
Bluetooth version 5.1
Please consult the documents for in-depth specs

Documents & Downloads

Videos

What’s in the Box

  • 1 x JBL Charge 5
  • 1 x Type C USB Cable
  • 1 x Quick-Start Guide
  • 1 x Safety Sheet
  • 1 x Warranty Card
JBL Charge 5 - What's in the Box

FAQs & How-Tos

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.
Factory Reset Procedure
To reset the JBL Charge 5, Charge Essential or Charge Essential 2: Volume+ & Play/Pause Long press for 2 seconds while the speaker is ONPlease 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.
JBL Portable App: PC Information
You cannot download the JBL Portable App on a PC. This app is only available on mobile devices.
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.
Charging the Speaker When Wet
You will need to dry the charging port completely before plugging in power for charging. 
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.
Smart TV Compatibility
It is always recommended to use our range of Soundbars, such as the JBL Bar series - if you want a speaker for your Television or Smart TV as they are designed specifically for this use, whereas our Portable speakers are designed primarily for use with Phones and Tablets.Portable speakers with an Aux-in port, such as the Xtreme 3 and Boombox 3 - if connected through an Aux cable, should have less issues compared to using Bluetooth, however there can be issues with audio/video synchronization if used for this purpose.Support for Bluetooth connectivity between a TV and speaker depends on a number of different factors such as Bluetooth & A2DP versions and Audio Codecs used by each device. This can vary based on the brand, model and age of the devices, however we cannot confirm if any specific combination of TV and speaker will work without issues such as latency or lip sync delay.
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 to that speaker (for best results play music on this speaker for more than 20 seconds before proceeding with the next steps).4. Open the JBL Portable app.5. Allow the app to detect the single speaker playing music.6. Once detected, press the Connect/Partyboost button on both speakers.7. Allow the app to identify both speakers.8. Click the Partyboost button, you will see the option for Party or Stereo, select Stereo.Please note: Stereo Mode can only be enabled when 2 of the same speaker model are used.For example, you will not be able to achieve Stereo Mode with a Flip 5 and Flip 6, only Party Mode.Also, it is not possible to pair speaker models with Connect and Connect+ together, or pair to speaker models with Partyboost.
Setting up Multiple Partyboost Speakers in a Group
1. Connect the first Partyboost speaker with your phone and keep music playing (for best results play music on this speaker for more than 20 seconds before proceeding with the next steps).2. Press the Partyboost button on the first speaker.3. Turn on the second speaker that you want to connect in Partyboost mode.4. Now press the Partyboost button on the second speaker.5. After a few seconds, both Partyboost speakers should connect and play together.It can take a few seconds after music is started before sound will be heard from both speakers.This is also the process for connecting more than two speakers in Party mode, simply turn on the other compatible speakers and press the Partyboost buttons.
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.
IP67 Information
This product is rated IP67, which is different from IPX7. IP67 protects the product from submersion in 1 meter (3.3 feet) of water for up to 30 minutes. It is also resistant against dust. Dust accumulation around electronics can lead to hardware failure, so the IP67 rating is an extremely beneficial addition to this product. 
When I connect my JBL speaker with a computer (PC/Laptop/Apple Mac/Nintendo Switch), can I use the PartyBoost feature?
The PartyBoost feature is not available when your JBL speaker is connected to a computer via Bluetooth. This is a technical limitation. When connected to a computer, the computer is acting as the primary device. Therefore, the JBL speaker does not have control of re-transmitting the Bluetooth signal to other JBL speakers.NOTE: Speakers effected by this are the JBL Flip 5, JBL Flip 6, JBL Charge 5, JBL Pulse 4, JBL Xtreme 3, and JBL Boombox 2, as well as all future products featuring the PartyBoost feature.
Does this speaker have an Aux Input?
This speaker does not have an Aux Input, so no analog connection is possible.

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