JBL Charge 3
|Maximum music playing time (hrs)||20|
|Output power (W)||2 x 10|
|Dimensions (cm)||21.3 x 8.7 x 8.85|
|Dimensions (in)||8.38 x 3.42 x 3.48|
Control Connect Specifications
Documents & Downloads
Quick Start Guide
What’s in the Box
- 1 x JBL Charge 3
- 1 x 5V 2.3A USB Adapter
- 1 x Micro USB Cable
- 1 x Safety Sheet
- 1 x Quick Start Guide
- 1 x Warranty Card
FAQs & How-Tos
What is the battery life expectancy?
Charge 3 will play upto 20 Hours of music. (varies by volume level and content)
Do I need to close the USB cap for the speaker to be waterproof?
Yes, it is needed to close the USB cap completely for waterproof.
Will it work with a wireless microphone?
No - it is not designed to work with a wireless microphone.
Can I place my device in the bathroom, where it is humid, and it may be splashed with water?
Yes, steam and splashes of water in a bathroom will not harm the product.
What is the expected playing time on a fully charged battery?
Playing time is up to 20 hours.
What is the bluetooth range?
Bluetooth range is normally up to about 10 m. More than that the signal will get unstable.
If I pair my Bluetooth speaker to my phone, and record a video with the phone, will the speaker's microphone serve as audio source?
No, all recordings made on the telephone will be using the telephone's built-in microphone. Replay of the recording will be heard over the speaker afterwards, though, as long as it is paired to the telephone.
Can I wirelessly link JBL Flip 4 together with JBL Flip 3, Pulse 2 or Xtreme?
No, JBL Flip 4 can wirelessly link with JBL Connect+ compatible speakers only. Currently, the Flip 4, Pulse 3 and Charge 3 ( after a firmware upgrade ) have the JBL Connect+ feature
How will I know when Charge 3 needs to be recharged?
The JBL Charge 3 has a battery level indicator, which consists of 5 LED's and display battery level.
Upgrading the software on your PartyBoost or Connect+ Speaker
Software updates for your speaker can be done using the JBL Connect 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.
PartyBoost support on the JBL Connect and JBL Connect+
The new PartyBoost does not support the previous Connect and Connect+ features. For example: You will not be able to successfully connect the new PartyBoost enabled Flip 5 with a Connect+ enabled speaker like the Pulse 3 or Flip 4. You will not be able to connect the Boombox 2 to the original Boombox speaker.
is it possible to see what the battery level is?
There are 5 leds which indecates the current charge level, Each led indicates 20% of charge.
Is it ok to keep it plugged into a power source all the time?
It will not damage the battery that power supply is connected all the time.
How do I reset the device to factory settings?
Power ON the device, then press and hold the "Volume+" and the "Play/Pause" buttons at the same time. When the device switches off after a few seconds, sounding the OFF prompt, it has been reset.
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.
Which colors are the JBL Charge 3 available in?
JBL Charge 3 is available in 5 fashionable finishes: Teal, Gray, Black, Blue and Red.
Can I submerge Charge 3 in water?
Yes. The Charge 3 can be submerged in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes in accordance with the international IPX7 standard.
Can Charge 3 be updated and how?
Charge 3 can be updated with the JBL Connect app, which will inform the user when an update is available.
What is Connect and how does it work?
The JBL Connect technology links two JBL Connect enabled speakers wirelessly to each other, so the play the same music. This is done by pressing the Connect button on both devices.
does Charge 3 come with a case?
There does not exits a case for Charge 3 currently ?
Does Connect plus work with an analog input or from PC?
No, Connect+ is only supported on Bluetooth from mobile devices on which the JBL/HK Connect+ App can be installed.
Does Charge 3 support WiFi?
Charge 3 is a bluetooth speaker, it also has AUX connection, but not wi-fi capability.
Which JBL products have the Connect technology
The first JBL speakers featuring the JBL Connect technology are: JBL Flip 3, JBL Pulse 2, JBL Xtreme, JBL Boost TV and JBL Charge 3, SB 450 A firmware upgrade is available for the JBL Charge 3 ,which will upgrade Connect to JBL Connect+. After this fw upgrade, it is no longer possible to connect the Charge 3 with other products which have JBL Connect ( Flip 3, Boost TV, Pulse 2, Xtreme )
how many speakers can I stream to simultaneously?
You can stream to two speakers simutanouisly with the Connect function.
What can I do with the Connect app?
It is possible to rename the Bluetooth name of the primary connected device and set the Party or Stereo mode. If a firmware upgrade is available for any Connect or Connect+ compatible speaker, this can be installed through the app. Only identical products can be set to stereo mode. Please note that, even though you can pair a Boost TV with JBL Connect, you cannot control this from the JBL Connect App
Is there a mounting kit available for bicycles and motorcycles?
Unfortuately - There does not exits a mounting kit for bicycles or motorcycles for the Charge 3.
Can I change the name of my speaker?
Yes, the JBL Connect App allows you to change the name of your speaker.
Renaming of the JBL Connect App to JBL PortableThe 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.
How do I activate the SIRI® and Google Now™ voice assistant integration on my JBL Charge 3?
1. Download and run the latest JBL Connect app on your phone 2. The JBL Connect app will begin discovering your JBL Charge 3 (please make sure your speaker is connected via Bluetooth first) 3. Click on the software update and plug your speaker into a power source during the update 4. Once the upgrade is successful, use the toggle switch to change the play/pause button to now have the voice assistant function 5. Simply press the play/pause button on your JBL Charge 3 (you will hear a brief tone) and begin speaking your commands via SIRI and Google Now. Please check the below links for more information regarding SIRI and Google Now available voice commands: SIRI: https://support.apple.com/HT204389 Google Now: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/2940021 Android, Google Now, Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc. Siri, iTunes, and Apple Music are trademarks of Apple Inc. Spotify is a registered trademark of Spotify AB. IOS is a registered trademark of Cisco in the US and is used by Apple under license.
How can I upgrade the software on my speaker?
Software updates for your speaker can be done using JBL Connect app. Download it from Apple App store and Google Play store.
Do the Flip 4 and Charge 3 float in water?
No, the IP waterproof specification means that these speakers can be immersed in water 1 m deep for 30 minutes. It does not mean that they can float, so please be careful. If dropped, they will sink to the bottom.
What is connect+?
JBL Connect+ can wirelessly link more than 100 JBL Connect+ enabled speakers together to amplify the party
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