Do you have Bluetooth headphones or a headset, but have lost the charger and don’t know what to do? You’ll be pleased to know that you can use a standard USB cord to charge it. In this article, we will go over how to charge a Bluetooth headset without a charger so you can keep using your gear.
2 Ways to Charge Your Bluetooth Headset Without a Charger
If you forgot or lost your charger there are two good alternatives for powering up your bluetooth headset. These are:
- Use Your Computer or Laptop, or
- Use a Power Bank
I’ll explain what’s involved in each right here:
Charge Your Bluetooth Headset with Your Computer or Laptop
If you are near a laptop or computer, you should be able to connect your headset with a USB cable. Make sure that your USB cable has USB heads on both ends. Also, you can only do this if your headphones have a USB port. You should be able to charge your headphones using your laptop even if there is only 20 percent power left. However, make sure you are ready for your laptop’s battery to need re-charging after that (as it will be drained).
Charge Your Bluetooth Headset with a Power Bank
If you have a power bank, you can use it to charge your Bluetooth headset when you don’t have your headset charger. You will need a USB cable, though. The USB cable must have USB connectors on both ends. The USB cable you get must be compatible with your Bluetooth headphones. When you charge your Bluetooth headset, you will see the indicator light flashing to indicate that it is charging.
A Source of Power is Necessary
Of course, you must have a source of power in order to charge your headset. This source of power can be the computer or power bank we just discussed. A power source must either be connected to a circuit or use a battery.
Be Aware of the Different USB Types
If you have headphones with USB Type C, you must have a cable that has a USB 3.0 male connector and a USB Type C connector. If you have USB Type C headset, purchase a cable that has a USB 3.0 male connector on each end.
You can also use your smartphone to charge your headphones. However, be aware that you may need to re-charge your phone afterwards. You will only be able to use an OTG cable if your smartphone is compatible with that.
If you ever plan on charging your headset by connecting it to a phone, make sure to always keep a power bank with you. After charging your headset with your phone, your phone battery might die.
With a laptop or PC, you won’t have to worry about having an OTG cable. You will only need the USB cable we mentioned earlier. It’s very easy to connect your headset to your PC or laptop using the appropriate USB cable.
Is it Safe to Charge Your Headset Without its Charger?
Yes, it is safe to charge your Bluetooth headset in one of the alternative ways we mentioned above. One reason for this is the fact that your headphones are able to prevent problems caused by potential energy overflow. Your headset should be able to regulate this no matter what kind of charger you are able to successfully use.
There are many headphones that you can recharge with almost any charger with standard USB connection. There are certain headsets, though, that you will only be able to charge with select chargers.
When charging your Bluetooth headphones without using the charger it came with, you can usually use a USB cord to connect to a device with a USB port. A USB port stands for a Universal Serial Bus port. Make sure that the device you are connecting to has enough power and that you are okay with its power being depleted. You don’t want to charge your headphones with your phone and then realize your phone battery is dead. As mentioned earlier, always have a power bank with you when you use your phone as a charger.
Choose a Bluetooth Headset that Has Great Battery Life
If having long battery life is important to you, look for a model with long battery life when you are shopping. The battery life of Bluetooth headphones can vary quite significantly from brand to brand and model to model.
Even if you don’t have Bluetooth headphones that are advertised as having an especially long battery life, there are certain things you can do to help make your battery last longer. One step you can take is to avoid using too many features on your headphones at one time. The more features you use and the longer you use them, the quicker your Bluetooth battery will die.
Being moderate in how high you keep the volume is also useful in helping preserve your battery life. Blasting the volume will drain your Bluetooth headphone battery much more quickly than would be the case otherwise. Keeping your volume relatively low is also important for the health of your ears.
Be aware that your Bluetooth headphone’s battery will also last longer if you sit in one place rather than walk around. This is because every time you change your position, your headphones have to continue making sure that they are able to make the appropriate connections.
Enjoy Your Bluetooth Headset
As we’ve seen here, it is certainly possible to charge your Bluetooth headset’s battery without having access to the charger your device came with. If you haven’t yet purchased your headphones, look around for a pair that you won’t have to charge as often.