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How do I charge my Sonicare toothbrush?

Published on 2022-06-15
Depending on your model, you can charge your Philips Sonicare toothbrush differently. Ensure that you use the original charger that came with your toothbrush. Not all Sonicare chargers are compatible with others. Read the following instructions on how to charge your toothbrush. 
  1. Plug the charger into an outlet.
  2. Place the toothbrush handle on the charger.
  3. The battery indicator will start flashing* to indicate that your toothbrush is charging. It will stop flashing when fully charged, which may take up to 24 hours. 
You may leave your toothbrush on a plugged-in charger between brushing as this will not affect the battery lifespan. 

*Note: DailyClean 1100 does not have a battery indicator light.
Sonicare Standard Charger

Charging your toothbrush with the charging glass

  1. Place your toothbrush handle in the charging glass or stand and place it on the charging base.
  2. Plug the charging base into an outlet.
  3. The battery indicator will start flashing white or green to indicate that your toothbrush is charging. It will stop flashing when fully charged, which may take up to 24 hours.
Sonicare Charging Glass

Charging your toothbrush with the travel case

  1. Place the toothbrush handle in the travel case.
  2. Plug a mini-USB cable into the travel case.
  3. Connect the USB cable to a 5V IPX-4 USB wall adapter.
The battery indicator will start flashing white or green to indicate that your toothbrush is charging. It will stop flashing when fully charged, which may take up to 24 hours. 
Sonicare Charging Travel Case

Charging your toothbrush with the wireless charging pad

  1. Plug the USB cable into the adapter and plug it into an outlet.
  2. Place the toothbrush vertically on the raised surface of the charging pad.
  3. The charging pad will beep, and the battery indicator will start flashing white to indicate that your toothbrush is charging. It will stop flashing and turn solid white when fully charged, which may take up to 12 hours.
Sonicare Charging Pad

Charging your Sonicare Toothbrush with the charging pad

Follow these instructions on how to charge your toothbrush with the wireless charging pad.
  1. Plug the USB cable into the wall adapter and plug into a live outlet
  2. Place the toothbrush handle on the raised surface of the charging pad
  3. The charging pad beeps and the battery indicator will start flashing white to indicate that your toothbrush is charging
  4. The battery indicator stops flashing and turns solid white when your toothbrush is fully charged
For further instructions, please refer to your user manual. 
How to charge the DiamondClean with the charging pad
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