Can We Use Bluetooth Speaker While Charging? Truth Revealed

If you love listening to music wherever you go but hate the hassle of cables and wires, then a wireless Bluetooth speaker is your best bet. I’ve also come across several individuals who want to use their Bluetooth speakers while charging. If that’s the case with you, we have a quick hack for you.

A number of folks asked me the question- “can we use Bluetooth speaker while charging?.” The answer is yes, you can use your Bluetooth speaker while charging it. In this post, I’ll explain every minute detail about using wireless speakers during charging.

can we use Bluetooth speaker while charging

Yes you can, but it may drain the battery faster than usual

First of all, do not expect a Bluetooth speaker to last forever when you are charging it. It is very important to remember that any device that has an electrical source will have some sort of impact on the overall life of the device.

If you charge the speaker while playing music, there will be a decrease in battery life. Depending on how often you use your speaker and how long you charge it for, you may notice a decrease in battery life is about one month.

a blue colored speaker in a gray pocket

Can I play Bluetooth speaker while charging? Yes, you can. But it’s best to avoid charging while music is playing. Charging will reduce the speaker’s battery life. The built-in battery on most portable Bluetooth speakers allows you to play your music without plugging in. But when the battery is low, charging it can take a toll on the battery life.

In case you’re getting less than 6 hours of playback time, try charging your speaker for about an hour before you listen to it again. Or if you have time, leave it fully charged for a few hours before using it again.

Is it Safe to Charge The Speaker While Playing Music?

I have seen a lot of questions regarding the safety of Bluetooth speakers while charging. Are the speakers safe to use when we are charging them?

If you’re charging this device through its USB port, and it’s connected to a power source, then yes. Charging it while in use is safe as long as the input voltage does not exceed the battery voltage (4V for a 4V speaker).

charging a wireless speaker using USB cable

There’s no problem charging your portable speaker while it plays music, so long as the manufacturer doesn’t say otherwise. The source of the electricity doesn’t matter – a cable plugged into the wall, a car adapter or batteries.

Chargers typically include a fuse to protect them from surges in current. But this fuse also limits how much current can enter the device in question. Is it bad to use a speaker while charging? Absolutely No, but you need to care about a few things.

If the device is drawing more power than what’s available, it will trip the fuse and stop charging until the problem is fixed. If you have any doubts about your speaker’s charging capabilities, contact the manufacturer first before plugging anything in.

How to Charge a Bluetooth Speaker While Using it?

In the past couple of years, wireless Bluetooth speakers have become extremely popular. They are easy to use and offer a lot of conveniences.

When you are travelling or are at the beach, it is so nice to be able to play your music from your phone or tablet on a speaker instead of having to carry your phone or tablet around with you.

To be able to prolong the life of your Bluetooth speaker, you will want to charge it when you first get it. To make sure that you do not drain the battery while playing music on it—which can happen if you use it a lot—you will want to charge it fully before using.

So how do you charge it while using it?

There are several different methods for charging your Bluetooth speaker while using it. You can plug the charger into the wall and then connect your speaker via a USB wire; once this is done, your speaker will begin charging right away.

We recommended that when you plug in the USB wire, make sure you unplug any other USB devices that might be plugged into a computer or another device because this could cause damage to these devices.

Power bank, bluetooth speaker and smartphone.
Power bank is connected the Bluetooth speaker

The other method for charging a Bluetooth speaker while using it is by connecting a power bank directly to the speaker itself.

Make sure the portable speaker is fully charged. Most speakers will have indicator lights or a battery meter to let you know when it has reached full capacity.

The best time to charge your speaker is before you use it for the first time or after you have used it for a long period of time, such as several hours.

Troubleshooting Steps

Step 1: Check your Bluetooth speaker’s manual for information on charging while playing music. Some models allow you to charge while they are playing music while others do not. Also, some models may continue charging even when they are turned off and on again.

Step 2: Try different outlets to see if there is any difference in the power output of each one. You could also try a different adapter or battery pack just in case the issue is with your current setup rather than the speaker itself.

Step 3: Reset your wireless speaker by pulling out and reinserting the battery and then confirming that it still can’t charge while playing music.

Step 4: Contact the manufacturer for troubleshooting advice or replacement options if you are still having trouble getting your speaker to charge while paired and playing music.”

Can You Overcharge a Bluetooth Speaker?

Can you overcharge a Bluetooth speaker?

The answer is yes, and it can damage the speaker. Most Bluetooth speakers use micro-USB to charge, so they’re all susceptible to overcharging. The process of overcharging a Bluetooth speaker involves leaving it plugged into the charger for days or weeks beyond when it’s charged.

How long does it take to ruin a Bluetooth speaker?

The answer depends on the Bluetooth speaker’s battery capacity and its maximum current threshold. Overcharging occurs when the voltage supplied by the charger exceeds either of these two limits.

men hand holding his portable speaker with white shoes in background

In practice, you can’t know these values for your particular device but it’s safe to say that a watt or two more won’t hurt too much.

However, if you supply enough voltage for days or weeks (thousands of watts), then your Bluetooth speaker will be destroyed.

To avoid overcharging your Bluetooth speaker, make sure that you don’t leave it plugged in for more than a few hours, and turn off its charging function when possible.

Conclusion | Using Bluetooth Speakers While Playing

We can surely use a Bluetooth speaker while charging, but we can’t recommend it because it will shorten the battery life. All we need to do is follow a few steps and make sure that we don’t damage the battery life of our speaker.

It’s fine to use any Bluetooth speaker while charging. The effect that this will have on the speaker is probably negligible. However, if you’re worried then you can try unplugging the speaker from the wall or plug in a short time before you want to use the speaker, and then plug in the speaker after turning it back on.

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