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


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I asked this question over in the sonos reddit forum and others are having same issues so thought I would bring over here.

What are people using for their usb charger for the Sonos move? I attempted to use my MacBook pros charger but it didn’t work. I have the 60watt brick but from what I read it should be able to still work.

So then I read it might be the cord as they have chips in them and knowing Apple they locked their cord down. So I bought an anker power line 3.1 usb c cable and tried it with the MacBook brick again and it still didn’t work.

So before I keep buying and returning curious if anyone has had success with certain chargers with the move. Thanks!


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Finally, it works! Someone earlier recommend a number of power solutions (thank you for sharing), and the one that I can confirm is the Samsung Samsung 45W USB-C Super Fast Charging Wall Charger - White (US Version with Warranty) (EP-TA845XWEGUS). Reasonably priced today at Amazon for $39.64 and that includes the cable. Just plug it in, either starting from an off or an on state, and it really works. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VG9JZVG/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

If I were you, Sonos, I’d buy these up and stick your label on them instead of making your community go through such trial and error to find a solution that simply works.

I’ve tried several chargers that are said to work, including above and no luck. Wondering if there might be a firmware update needed?

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This works perfectly: 

https://www.amazon.com/Nekteck-Charger-Foldable-Charging-Compatible/dp/B08786SHXV/ref=cm_cr_srp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

 

My review on the product page: 

It charged my Sonos Move speaker from 50% to 100% in a little over an hour. Absolutely perfect!

The Sonos Move suffers from a fatal flaw (literally) -- the charger base is permanently wired to the charger, which means the connector will bend and eventually, inevitably, fail. Boo, Sonos! This charger fixes that problem, and is smaller and easier to travel with than the Sonos charger base. It's a travel charger for now, but when (not "if") the Sonos base fails, this will be my 24/7 home charger.

Minor quibble: it really needs a second, standard USB port (or even two). If it had that port, I could probably pack one less charger when I travel. Oh well.

I recently bought the Sonos Move and wanted a USB charger for it. After doing a bit of research I bought this charger from a company called 'UGreen' - GaN X 65W and it has 2 PD ports on it. It works perfectly with the speaker. I'd suggest any one who is still looking out for one to go ahead with this one.

 

I was able to charge my Move with the unit below (Amazon US).  It charged quickly without issue.  The wire that comes with seems to work well.  I tried to use one of the E-Marker-Chip wires and didn’t get anything to work.  The wire in the box works well for me.

 

This plug WORKS as of 7/23/2021:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07D64QLQ1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

 

 

 

I’m wondering how much time you’ve given these charger to work? I’m not sure (and I mean that literally) that Sonos knows/cares what kind of charger is connected, as long as it matches the minimum input voltage and amperage. It might be slower than their own charger, but I’d think electricity is electricity.

Seriously? Let me explain that I tried each and every one of these devices here in this link - and not a single one charges the sonos AT ALL. So i’m afraid your “electricity is electricity” is a little too simplistic here. Clearly Sonos have decided that only “special” electricity is enough - which is exactly the opposite of the point of Power Delivery USB-C charging specs! 

 

I bought the AUKEY Focus 60W PD 3.0 Charger on Amazon for $20. Charges my Move pretty fast. No problems. 

I’ve just tested my UK 61W Apple USB-C charger and it works fine charging my Move.  My charger model number is A1718.

I’m having no luck with a 61W MacBook charger. Image attached. I tried the unplugging on both ends suggestion several times.
 

Also, just a basic electrical question, but why doesn’t a smaller charger still work but just charge the Move more slowly? With other devices, say I charge an iPad with an iPhone charger, or a MacBook Pro with an Air charger, it still charges, just more slowly. Trickle charging. Just curious why that doesn’t work for this device. 

 

Folks just a quick note that may be helpful if like me you find yourself in this thread looking for that ISB C charger solution for your Move.

 

Both the below are working for me in the UK and charging my Move successfully:

I am using the following Aukey charger:

AUKEY USB C Charger 56.5W 2-Port Fast Charger with Power Delivery 3.0, USB C Wall Charger with Foldable Plug, PD Charger for MacBook Air, iPad Pro, iPhone SE, Google Pixel https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CPLRTSJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_ejGdGb5XGMYK3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
 

I am using the following Anker cable 

Anker PowerLine II USB-C to USB-C 2.0 Cable (6ft/1.8m) Durable Charging Cable, USB-IF Certified for Galaxy S8/S8+/S9/S10/Google Pixel/Nexus 6P/Huawei MateBook/MacBook/iPad Pro 2018 &More(Black) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071WNXY1R/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_adGdGbTGYM54D?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Good luck.

 

The Samsung charger works for me, and it looks like they dropped the price today by $10 since I bought it to only $29.95 - https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-USB-C-Super-Charging-Charger/dp/B07VG9JZVG/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Samsung+45W+USB-C+Super+Fast+Charging+Wall+Charger+-+White+%28US+Version+with+Warranty%29+%28EP-TA845XWEGUS%29&qid=1611334240&sr=8-1

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If anyone is looking for car chargers and or portable battery packs that can charge the Sonos Move these have the stats to do the trick. 

Car Chargers

https://www.amazon.com/Nekteck-Certified-Charger-Delivery-Included/dp/B075WQQG7C

https://www.amazon.com/Charger-QualComm-Compatible-MacBook-Chromebook/dp/B07JJJ911R

*Car Chargers that may work* (Will be testing this one)

https://www.amazon.com/SAMSUNG-Super-Charger-Ports-EP-L5300XBEGWW/dp/B089RD7F71

Portable Charger

https://www.newegg.com/p/359-00E1-00074

https://www.ipoweradd.com/prod_view.aspx?TypeId=10&Id=464&Fid=t3:10:3

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Sonos forgot to tell Move users about charging without the base!!!: The charger must provide 45 watts through the USB-C… otherwise it will not charge.  This fact is found NOWHERE in Sonos’ instructions, and barely findable in troubleshooting.  I ordered a Samsung 45 watt USB-C charger from Amazon; it charges now.

The support page for this can be found here if anyone else needs a look-see 

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Finally, it works! Someone earlier recommend a number of power solutions (thank you for sharing), and the one that I can confirm is the Samsung Samsung 45W USB-C Super Fast Charging Wall Charger - White (US Version with Warranty) (EP-TA845XWEGUS). Reasonably priced today at Amazon for $39.64 and that includes the cable. Just plug it in, either starting from an off or an on state, and it really works. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VG9JZVG/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

If I were you, Sonos, I’d buy these up and stick your label on them instead of making your community go through such trial and error to find a solution that simply works.

I second this Sonos needs to sell a type c power brick/cord combo for the move. Also an alterative base that can be plugged in with USB type c. Just to stream line things

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Below are components I use to charge my Move.  1 and 2 via electrical outlet. 2 and 3 outdoors for power boost before the battery drains.

  1. Wall Plug
  2. USB-C Cable
  3. Portable Power Brick

The portable power brick link doesn't work anymore could you please post the name of your power brick?

Finally, it works! Someone earlier recommend a number of power solutions (thank you for sharing), and the one that I can confirm is the Samsung Samsung 45W USB-C Super Fast Charging Wall Charger - White (US Version with Warranty) (EP-TA845XWEGUS). Reasonably priced today at Amazon for $39.64 and that includes the cable. Just plug it in, either starting from an off or an on state, and it really works. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07VG9JZVG/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

If I were you, Sonos, I’d buy these up and stick your label on them instead of making your community go through such trial and error to find a solution that simply works.

Hi All, 

We head away alot in the caravan, has anyone got a recommendation of which type of cigarette adapter would be needed?

Thanks 

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This 87W appear to be working. I tried all the other ones and no luck. 


All. Went form 15% to 100% in just one hour!

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https://www.bestbuy.com/site/platinum-95w-8-usb-c-3-port-wall-charger-with-87w-usb-c-power-delivery-for-macbook-ipad-iphone-chromebook-or-usb-c-laptops-white/6371067.p?skuId=6371067
 

 

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This 87W appear to be working. I tried all the other ones and no luck. 

I'm thinking of buying the Move and already have a Ravpower Powerbank capable of 60watt USB PD - it sounds like it will likely not charge the Move?

Other Bluetooth speakers tend to output extra power (more volume) when connected to mains power - does the Move do this or does it deliver max power on battery (albeit draining the battery quickly)?

Another update about my chargers. After a while I seems to be able to get into chat with Sonos service. Based on the CallID I got from the local reseller, I explained my issues and everything I already tried. They finally gave me some ‘off the record advise’: “Unfortunately i'm not allowed to give you advise about any non-sonos products as a Sonos representative. From a college I understood that he bought a ‘EWENT EW3980’ charger which works with the Sonos move. Purchasing is at you own risk”

In the end I did not order the Ewent charges as I found out that the charger of the Lenovo laptop works as well.

Besides that, I ordered the Nexdock (it's like a screen with keyboard for you phone). This Nexdock is charged by a 45W PD charger. It's from some chinese brand. This charger works also for charging the Sonos, charging my phone, charging my headset and of course the Nexdock. :ok_hand_tone1:

 

(But I still a bit fustrated that you buy a 400$ speaker. Which do not come with a ‘on the road’ charger, and they do not want to tell you what will work…. )

 

For the Nexdock charger, they use this one:

http://www.xinspower.com/intelligent/product/131.html

Another update about my chargers. After a while I seems to be able to get into chat with Sonos service. Based on the CallID I got from the local reseller, I explained my issues and everything I already tried. They finally gave me some ‘off the record advise’: “Unfortunately i'm not allowed to give you advise about any non-sonos products as a Sonos representative. From a college I understood that he bought a ‘EWENT EW3980’ charger which works with the Sonos move. Purchasing is at you own risk”

In the end I did not order the Ewent charges as I found out that the charger of the Lenovo laptop works as well.

Besides that, I ordered the Nexdock (it's like a screen with keyboard for you phone). This Nexdock is charged by a 45W PD charger. It's from some chinese brand. This charger works also for charging the Sonos, charging my phone, charging my headset and of course the Nexdock. :ok_hand_tone1:

 

(But I still a bit fustrated that you buy a 400$ speaker. Which do not come with a ‘on the road’ charger, and they do not want to tell you what will work…. )

Anker PowerPort Atom III Slim,  with 65 watt three usb 3.0 and one 45 watt usbc. 45 Watt usbc works with USBC port. After trying all the different chargers in my house including Switch docking charger and samsung 20 Ultra super fast charger. It was the only one that worked. Pretty frustrating in my opinion that not even a 2.5 amp charger won't even slow charge the sonos move? What's the point in 400$ speaker if that's the case. Only had the atom 3 for my bed side charging station and s20 ultra. But it worked while on vacation as of the day I am righting this because I didn't bring the base to it. Little did I know.... A firmware update that should be implemented SONOS!😤 Amazon link below unless you buy a dedicated 45 watt USBC charger. 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZCGYP27/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fab_8hyzFb1MDJXYT

 

I have no issues at all with my Samsung charger (@230V). Even the Acer Chromebook charger (PD 45W - see one of my older posts) now is working, without doing anything on Sonos side. On the other side, a very popular 45W PD Charger from Blitzwolf does not charge the Sonos. Really strange behavior ... 

 

Strange indeed that yours working fine and mine isn't. In the end I send back the Samsung charger and requested a refund.

The Lenovo laptop of my girlfriend has a USB-C PD charger (laptop is almost 5 years old) but that charger works!!! Finally I found a charger that works on the Sonos! 

For the ones who are interisted it's this type nr.: Lenovo adlx45ulce2a (45W USB-C PD charger) (see example below). So for the next holiday we will take that charger ;)

 

From the local reseller I got a ServiceID which I can use to contact Sonos directly. Unfortunately because of the COVID. The Sonos chat's and phone numbers are occupied most of the time.

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This one works for me…

RAVPower USB C Charger, 61W Wall Charger PD 3.0 [GaN Tech] Type C Quick Charger, Compatible with iPhone 11 Pro Max, MacBook Pro Air, Ipad Pro 2018, Nintendo Switch https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B083JB6BGL/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_-fbuFbANJS0X2

 

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I tried this in tye car, charged from 72% to 100% without any issue. 60w over usb-c:

https://www.reseller.vendora.se/satechi/satechi-billaddare-med-pd-1xusb-c-och-1xusb-a-pa-hela-72-watt/?option=3437

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