Can i recharge the battery via USB port? I am thinking of putting it in my car, which can only recharge via USB.

  • Asked by Junping L from Campsie
  • May 28, 2013
Big JAMBOX by Jawbone Wireless Speaker

Big JAMBOX by Jawbone Wireless Speaker

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Answer

    No. The USB port on this is for connecting it to your computer to update it, not to charge it. There is a separate port for charging. The small Jambox uses the micro USB port for charging and connecting to the computer, so if that's what you want to use it for, look at the smaller one.

    • Answered by Jenna M from Portland
    • Aug 31, 2013
  • this answer is incorrect.

    Yes you CAN charge the big jam box using your USB cable.

    Because USB ports vary in how much power they can put out (200ma to 2.1a), Jawbone recommends you charge the device with the AC plug-in because it could take almost half a day or longer to charge the big jam box with something that's 500ma or less.

    But, if you have a nice USB port that puts out 1000 ma or a wall socket designed for 2.1a, then the big jam box will charge off that and fairly quickly.

    I mostly charge this thing with the USB port and a 2.1a iPad wall block.

    Note - charging via usb and playing music at the same time might not create a situation where the battery increases in charge. playing and charging while on AC works great.

    • Answered by Bryninn E from Sandy
    • Aug 2, 2014