What are people using for USB C charger for Sonos Move?



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For those of you in the UK, I’ve struggled to find something that will work for travel in UK and EU having tested quite a few. The 45w 20V/2.25A is the key and is very limited for UK/EU from what I have found/tested. Unfortunately all the Anker multi port options are 20V/3a so no good and the one “plug” option is UK only so no good for travel. However I’ve just bought and tested this successfully - I hope it helps:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06XPFVF2S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

@tdjohn 

Your choice for the UK version appears to be very similar to that of what I suggested for the US version at 45W. See my post in this thread on the PowerAdd version. 45W appears to be the go-to spec for a 3rd party charger.

Cheers!

 

For any Aussies reading this, I just bought a Comsol 90w USB-C universal power adaptor from Officeworks and it’s working well. 
It even has a USB-A port so you could charge your phone at the same time while your away from home. 

Check it out here!

 

Hi AndrewBrian, there were some improvements made for the Macbook charging cables in the Sonos software version 10.5, so if you have that build, as long as your chargers meet the requirements listed in the thread, they should work fine.

 

 

The power adapter must be USB-C PD. For 45W operation the PD source must put out either 20V/2.25A (or higher current) or 15V/3A (or higher current). For 36W operation the PD source must put out 12V/3A or 15V/2.4A and charging speed is reduced if listening to audio at the same time. Anything less than 36W will not power or charge Move.

 

What kind of intermittent issues are you seeing with your charging cables?

The Move is on 10.6, and almost completely unresponsive to the MacBook charger. It will eventually charge, but I can’t find any pattern to how or why. It’s been plugged in now for two days and has not charged at all. I’ve tried multiple outlets, and two different 61 watt MacBook chargers with no success. 

Hi AndrewBrian, there were some improvements made for the Macbook charging cables in the Sonos software version 10.5, so if you have that build, as long as your chargers meet the requirements listed in the thread, they should work fine.

 

 

The power adapter must be USB-C PD. For 45W operation the PD source must put out either 20V/2.25A (or higher current) or 15V/3A (or higher current). For 36W operation the PD source must put out 12V/3A or 15V/2.4A and charging speed is reduced if listening to audio at the same time. Anything less than 36W will not power or charge Move.

 

What kind of intermittent issues are you seeing with your charging cables?

The Move is on 10.6, and almost completely unresponsive to the MacBook charger. It will eventually charge, but I can’t find any pattern to how or why. It’s been plugged in now for two days and has not charged at all. I’ve tried multiple outlets, and two different 61 watt MacBook chargers with no success. 

Hi @Ryan S just to follow up on this, I arrived home today and placed the Move back on its base. It fired up right away. I took it off again and tried a third MacBook charger ... the 87 watt one … and got the flashing orange light again. Seems like something is not right with the USB-C charging on my Move?

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Hi AndrewBrian, there were some improvements made for the Macbook charging cables in the Sonos software version 10.5, so if you have that build, as long as your chargers meet the requirements listed in the thread, they should work fine.

 

 

The power adapter must be USB-C PD. For 45W operation the PD source must put out either 20V/2.25A (or higher current) or 15V/3A (or higher current). For 36W operation the PD source must put out 12V/3A or 15V/2.4A and charging speed is reduced if listening to audio at the same time. Anything less than 36W will not power or charge Move.

 

What kind of intermittent issues are you seeing with your charging cables?

The Move is on 10.6, and almost completely unresponsive to the MacBook charger. It will eventually charge, but I can’t find any pattern to how or why. It’s been plugged in now for two days and has not charged at all. I’ve tried multiple outlets, and two different 61 watt MacBook chargers with no success. 

Hi @Ryan S just to follow up on this, I arrived home today and placed the Move back on its base. It fired up right away. I took it off again and tried a third MacBook charger ... the 87 watt one … and got the flashing orange light again. Seems like something is not right with the USB-C charging on my Move?

Hi @AndrewBrian 

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the Move’s USB-C charging such as a design defect. I believe it’s more that the Move is extremely picky about the source from whence the charge originates. :thinking:

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It doesn’t sound like a problem with that particular unit, as AjTrek1 says, it can be picky sometimes. Have you tried a different cable or another charger that is known to work? I’ve seen some Macbook chargers work, but that doesn’t mean all will.

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@AndrewBrian 

Please note that some devices are designed to reject power from a source that is not 100% spec to it’s requirment. This is done to protect the device from overload and/or heat build-up. Of course underpowered charging sources will be rejected as well. 

Maybe you’re just trying to save money and I get that. However, if you scroll up in this thread you’ll find my recommendations for the US and one by @tdjohn for the UK.

Cheers!

@AndrewBrian

Please note that some devices are designed to reject power from a source that is not 100% spec to it’s requirment. This is done to protect the device from overload and/or heat build-up. Of course underpowered charging sources will be rejected as well. 

Maybe you’re just trying to save money and I get that. However, if you scroll up in this thread you’ll find my recommendations for the US and one by @tdjohn for the UK.

Cheers!

Thanks, those are great recommendations … I’m mostly trying to save bulk. I’m already lugging a big ‘ol speaker around and adding more chargers/cables to the mix is annoying. Plus, this thing is not a cheap little speaker that shouldn’t be able to figure out how to pull power from a pretty well defined source. I could see if it were rejecting some kind of knock-off supply, cheaply built, etc. But that it’s rejecting a clean source like a Mac charger is baffling. I’m by no means a USB-C power delivery spec expert but it seems like by Ryan’s admission the Mac chargers should be working and they’re not. A $400 speaker shouldn’t be this fickle, is, I suppose, the broader point. 

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