JBL Charge Essential

Portable waterproof speaker

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Wireless Bluetooth streaming

Wireless Bluetooth streaming

JBL Charge Essential can wirelessly connect with up to two smartphones or tablets. Take turns playing DJ and let the music battle commence.

Up to 20 hours of playtime

Up to 20 hours of playtime

Don't sweat the small stuff — like charging your speaker's battery. JBL Charge Essential gives you up to 20 hours of playtime, so you can keep the music going longer and louder.

Make a splash with IPX7 waterproof design

Make a splash with IPX7 waterproof design

Bring your speakers anywhere. Pool party? Perfect. Sudden cloudburst? Covered. Bash on the beach? JBL Charge Essential is IPX7 waterproof for fearless outdoor entertainment.

Built-in power bank

Built-in power bank

Nothing's going to stop this party. With a built-in power bank and convenient USB port, JBL Charge Essential makes sure all your devices are powered up and ready to go.

Durable, rugged and built to last

Durable, rugged and built to last

No adventure is too big. With durable fabric material and rugged rubber housing, your speaker can thrive in any conditions.

Hear the bass loud and clear

Hear the bass loud and clear

Play it loud and clear with dual passive bass radiators that deliver powerful JBL Signature Sound.

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General Specifications

Transducer 2 x 50mm
Output power 2 x10W RMS
Rated output power 2 x 10W RMS
Power input 5 V / 2A
Frequency response 65 Hz - 20k Hz
Signal-to-noise ratio > 80 dB
Battery type Li-ion polymer 22.2Wh (equivalent to 3.7 V/ 6000 mAh)
Battery charge time 4 hours (5 V / 2A)
Music play time up to 20 hours (dependent on volume level and audio content)


Dimensions (W x H x D) 213 x 89.7 x 87 mm
Weight 0.77 kg

Control and Connection Specifications

USB port Type A
USB rating 5 V DC, 2 A
Bluetooth® version 4.1
Bluetooth® profile A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.5
Bluetooth® transmitter frequency range 2402 MHz - 2480 MHz
Bluetooth® transmitter power ≤ 9 dBm (EIRP)
Bluetooth® transmitter modulation GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
Wi-Fi network IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz / 5 GHz)
2.4G Wi-Fi transmitter frequency range 2412 - 2472 MHz (2.4 GHz ISM Band, USA 11 Channels, Europe and others 13 Channels)
2.4G Wi-Fi transmitter power < X dBm (EIRP)
2.4G Wi-Fi modulation OFDM, DSSS, DBPSK, DQPSK, CCK, 16QAM, 64QAM
2.4G Wi-Fi network compatibility IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
5G Wi-Fi transmitter frequency range 5.150 ~ 5.350 GHz, 5.470 ~ 5.725 GHz, 5.725 ~ 5.825 GHz
5G Wi-Fi transmitter power < X dBm (EIRP)
5G Wi-Fi modulation OFDM, BPSK, QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM
5G Wi-Fi network compatibility IEEE 802.11 a/n/ac

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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
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