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How to power the play 5 when there is no outlet

  • 31 March 2013
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I am about to purchase my first sonos system for my home and the one thing holding me back is finding a way to power the play 5 when there is no power. The two main places I will be using it is my bathroom and outside, both of which have limited power supplies in terrible locations. Is there a 3rd party power supply that I can use with the play 5 so I can take it anywhere. Thank you for the help.

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Paul. Sorry but "deliberate marketing ploy to deceive the customer"? Just look on the Sonos website, it's perfectly clear. Full product guides are in the Support section. "Wireless" means that the music is sent to speakers over a wireless system. You don't need to cable up your house to play music everywhere. That's not the same as "portable" or "cordless".
Just purchased the bridge and play 1for a bday gift, only to find out after opening the play 1 that it requires a power outlet.  This was going to be great for music by the pool, however that doesn't seem to be an option now.  Really disappointed because all of the marketing material touts that it is wireless, when it clearly is not.  Additionally Sonos' marketing images show it seemingly working without wires (http://www.sonos.com/shop/Themes/Sonos3/Images/overview/play1.jpg and http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/gadgets/tiny-199-sonos-play-1-speaker-fills-room-wireless-tunes-f8C11387...).

It was a bit of a quick purchase without reading into the details, so it is my fault for not doing more research.

Wow I'm glad I read this. I was also under the assumption that it was wireless and ran on battery as well. I have been having a hard time finding the full specs on this unit and am now thinking that this is a deliberate marketing ploy to deceive the consumer. I'm rethinking my purchase to say the least.
Just purchased the bridge and play 1for a bday gift, only to find out after opening the play 1 that it requires a power outlet.  This was going to be great for music by the pool, however that doesn't seem to be an option now.  Really disappointed because all of the marketing material touts that it is wireless, when it clearly is not.  Additionally Sonos' marketing images show it seemingly working without wires (http://www.sonos.com/shop/Themes/Sonos3/Images/overview/play1.jpg and http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/gadgets/tiny-199-sonos-play-1-speaker-fills-room-wireless-tunes-f8C11387...).

It was a bit of a quick purchase without reading into the details, so it is my fault for not doing more research.
Does the Play 1 have a battery power option?
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Hello Matt, MikeV is correct the SONOS Components will be required to be plugged into ac power when in use. SONOS does not make third party recommendations, so I would not be able to recommend a third party battery or power supply to use. There is a feature request for a portable unit with a battery which can be viewed here. Thank you very much and have a great day.
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Unfortunately, all Sonos components must be plugged into power at this time. There have been many people that have asked for some kind of portable/battery powered unit to be able to take outside or use in other power-limited areas. Unfortunately, Sonos will only state that this idea is under consideration until they are ready to announce the product's launch, as they did with the Playbar.

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