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JBL Charge 4

Introducing the JBL Charge 4 portable Bluetooth speaker with full-spectrum, powerful sound and a built-in power bank to charge your devices. It features a proprietary developed driver and two JBL bass radiators that intensify sound with strong deep bass. Its high-capacity 7500mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery provides up to 20 hours of playtime. The speaker carries a convenient USB charge out to quickly charge your devices, such as your smartphone, so you will never run out of power again. The Charge 4 features a rugged design, IPX7 waterproof rated exterior and comes in a suite of cool colors. Together with JBL Connect+ it can wirelessly link more than 100 JBL Connect+ enabled speakers to elevate your listening experience.

Product Specifications

General Specifications

Maximum music playing time (hrs) 20
Output power (W) 30

Audio Specifications

Frequency response 60Hz–20kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio >80dB

Dimension Specifications

Dimensions (cm) 22.1 x 9.4 x 9.4
Dimensions (in) 8.7 x 3.7 x 3.7
Weight (kgs) 0.96
Weight (lbs) 2.12

Control Connect Specifications

Bluetooth profiles A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.6
Bluetooth frequency 2.402 – 2.480GHz
Bluetooth transmitted modulation GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
Bluetooth transmitter power 0-20dBm
Bluetooth version 4.2
Please consult the documents for in-depth specs

Documents & Downloads

Videos

What’s in the Box

  • 1 x JBL Charge 4
  • 1 x Type C USB cable
  • 1 x Quick-Start Guide
  • 1 x Safety Sheet
  • 1 x Warranty Card
JBL Charge 4 - 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.
Audio distortion or drop outs while using JBL PartyBoost or Connect+
If you are having trouble with distortion or drop out, try the following suggestions: Move the audio source closer to the speakersMove the speakers closer to each otherMake sure the streaming speaker (host) only connects to one audio source, disconnect the Bluetooth connection between the streaming speaker (host) and other audio sourceMake sure the audio source only connects with one streaming speaker (host), disconnect the Bluetooth connection between the audio source and other speakersRestart both your speakers and the audio sourceMake sure speakers are away from other sources of wireless signal – you could be experiencing interference Re-pair the audio source with your speakerIf you’re streaming audio content from the internet, the issue could be with the internet connection and not your speaker
How do I reset the Charge 4?
In order to reset the Charge 4, with the unit on, press “Volume+” and “Bluetooth” at the same time for 3-4 seconds until you hear the audible chime.
Connection issues using PartyBoost or Connect+
If there are drop out or connection issues when using PartyBoost or Connect+, it could be one of three things. 1.      Units are too far apart (move units closer together)  2.      Interference from other 2.4gHz wireless units in the area. 3.     Unit is no longer working as designed Here are some steps to isolate the issue:  Try taking the units out of the house and test it outside with no interference to see if you still experience connectivity issues. If you still experience connectivity issues, please try steps below:Whatever unit drops off, remove that from the chain. Test the rest of the speakers and keep doing it until you find the speaker that is causing the drop outs.  If all speakers begin to drop off, please try a different order and repeat. Repeat this process with each unit being the “main speaker”.   Make sure to turn off all WiFi/RF devices. (Router, laptop, baby monitor, Nest cams, IP cams, WiFi switches, WiFi outlets, WiFi lights, cordless phones, etc.)  You should be able to identify the issue/speaker by following these steps. 
Changing the name of the speaker
1. In order to change the name of the speaker, you must first connect your speaker via Bluetooth and then download the JBL Connect app.2. Once the app is downloaded choose app and wait for it to recognize your device.3. Now that your speaker is highlighted, choose the gear located either below or to the right of the speaker image.4. Once you choose the gear you will have the option to edit the name by clicking on the small pencil icon. 5. After you change the name, you will see a notification stating to "Reconnect to  Apply New Name"6. Go to your Bluetooth settings select "Forget This Device" and then reconnect to establish the new speaker name.
What are the differences between Partyboost and Connect+
Our newest products, such has JBL Pulse 4 and JBL Flip 5, feature a new technology called Partyboost .Partyboost technology Improved Bluetooth connection between speakers.A more powerful Bluetooth transmitter means that the speakers can be farther apart.Partyboost can only connect to other Partyboost speakers. All newer Portable products from JBL will have Partyboost integrated.Unfortunately, this feature is not backwards compatible with  previous models that have JBL Connect or Connect+. 
Renaming of the JBL Connect App to JBL Portable
The JBL Connect app will be renamed as JBL Portable on the App Store and Google Play store in January 2021, it will still be possible to find the app in each store by searching for either JBL Connect or JBL Portable.
Information on different firmware versions on same products and models
There can be differences in the internal hardware that also implies different firmwares. These products feature the same specifications and performance expectations. If the app does not inform you of any new updates, the firmware is current and the product is performing as designed.
JBL Portable App: PC Information
You cannot download the JBL Portable App on a PC. This app is only available on mobile devices.
Charging the Speaker When Wet
You will need to dry the charging port completely before plugging in power for charging. 
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 deviceAlways 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.
Sound Distortion After Immersing Speaker in Water
If you experience any sound distortion after immersing your speaker in water, simply shake the speaker to get rid of any excess moisture and allow the speaker to completely dry. Once dry, the sound quality should return to normal.
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.
Buttons unresponsive when plugged into a power source
If the buttons on your portable speaker are not working properly or are unresponsive while plugged into a power source, please try running the speaker on battery. If the buttons perform correctly while running on battery, this means your power supply is not providing enough current/amps. Be sure to use a power supply that has a rating equal to or greater than the amperage rating indicated in your product specs.
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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