First off let me start by stating i love the sound from this speaker–but have been greatly disappointed in the performance…i.e battery. i bought this in 4/2017 and i have been ‘fighting’ with battery issues since 2018. i only used the Anker usb cable they provided. I began having issues with the battery after a year/ Now keep in mind i am not rough with my equipment and take very good care of all things i own, but i soon became extremely disappointed in the battery performance. i only use it when i go to the beach 1-2/month and i would occasionally use it outside when doing yard work–that is it, so in my opinion, i was not what you would call a “power user”. The battery would only last for the day at the beach (4-6 hrs)and then would have to be re-charged.
It was after a year that i had noticed that the usb plug was loose in the hole and i would have to jiggle it to make the proper connections to get it to fully charge–sometime i would charge it overnight and then go to the beach the next time and it would not even power up. It soon was replaced by a cheap $10 BT speaker that way out performed the SC XL. I kept being persistent and found that i could charge it by very carefully putting the usb cord in and moving away very gingerly, because the slightest movement would upset the charging process, It still would charge and i would get use out of it–but like i said , it soon was replaced as my #1 speaker due to this inconvenience. AND I DID TRY OTHER CABLES DURING THIS TIME --not yelling just want to emphasize.
so my question is
1- is this normal for it to only last 1-3 years?
2- has anyone else experienced loose usb connection issues when attempting a charge?–i currently use a rubber band to hold mine in place
3- and what does the ONE white light FLASHING mean?–i cannot find a definitive answer anywhereon the forum or web.
Thank you in advance-rob