PLAY:1 replacement cables

by Volker Weber

ZZ704DF81B.jpg

The SONOS PLAY:1 draws power from a standard power lead. Unfortunately however, there is very little space where the cable enters the device from the bottom. So you cannot just use any cable. It needs a bespoke plug to make it fit. I am sure there have been many discussions how the PLAY:1 can be powered from below, on a stand, or from above, when suspended from the ceiling. After all, the SONOS logo looks the same upside down.

The downside is that you cannot buy a replacement cable in a hardware store, if you want a different color or a different length. Since SONOS ships the same color for the device and the cable, I was running a white cable over a black floor. Not good enough.

The good news is that the SONOS shop has power cables for all devices. And they have both white and black ones. Problem solved.

Comments

If you know to search for "IEC C7" power cords you'll find lots of options on the internet.

Carl tyler, 2014-05-28

@Carl: while the plug _itself_ is a C7 (aka "shotgun") even an angled one is unlikely to fit unless it has _exactly_ the right dimensions. Anything else will make the Sonos standing unstable, if at all.

Matthias Lipp, 2014-05-28

What I am missing are cables with different lengths. For some use cases the standard cables are to short...

Christian Henseler, 2014-05-29

I am missing those as well. But I want shorter cables. Like 30 cm.

Volker Weber, 2014-05-29

Generally speaking, making a cable _shorter_ is significantly more feasible than making it _longer_ :-) Is cutting and re-fitting another plug (Schuko or Euro) an option for you?

Matthias Lipp, 2014-05-29

@Matthias: While it is an alternative to replace the plug when making a cable shorter, it is no alternative in my use case where I have to span quite a distance free field.
From the aethetic point of view I don't accept a plug in the midth of this free field.
For another use case flat cables would be great, e.g. to hide them invisible under a carpet.
With standard cables, there is a visible bulge in the carpet.

Christian Henseler, 2014-05-30

@Christian: Just thinking loudly: What about connecting an "original" Sonos cable cut off after a short distance and a separate "long" cable in a cord switch (you can alternatively just solder them together to avoid the "plug bulge", but it's hard to get that aesthetically pleasing, let alone VDE-compliant)? You even would be able to switch it off completely :-)

Matthias Lipp, 2014-05-30

@Matthias: If the the speaker is mounted to the wall in 2m height, it makes no sense to connect a shot cable with a long cable. One need a long cable if the power plug is far away from the location where the speaker is located.

Christian Henseler, 2014-05-31

Recent comments

Pavel Zheltobryukhov on Soyuz-Flug zur ISS und zurück at 14:30
Lars Berntrop-Bos on ginlo auf Android at 13:53
Christopher Schmidt on ginlo auf Android at 13:52
Volker Weber on ginlo auf Android at 13:43
Lars Berntrop-Bos on ginlo auf Android at 13:38
Karl Heindel on ginlo auf Android at 12:30
Andreas Eufinger on Unfallfolgen :: Ab jetzt geht es bergauf at 12:01
Lars Berntrop-Bos on Erste Schritte mit Deinem neuen N26 Konto at 11:42
Bernd Hofmann on Huntress at 11:41
Lars Berntrop-Bos on Android Updates :: Nokia macht weiter alles richtig at 11:24
Lars Berntrop-Bos on Android Updates :: Nokia macht weiter alles richtig at 11:13
Volker Weber on Last-Minute-Geschenk :: udoq-Qi-Lader at 10:21
Marcus Kuchler on Last-Minute-Geschenk :: udoq-Qi-Lader at 10:20
Hans-Werner Mattis on Unfallfolgen :: Ab jetzt geht es bergauf at 09:38
Volker Weber on Last-Minute-Geschenk :: udoq-Qi-Lader at 07:59
Matthias Welling on Last-Minute-Geschenk :: udoq-Qi-Lader at 07:57
Felix Kluge on Android Updates :: Nokia macht weiter alles richtig at 22:01
Felix Kluge on Android Updates :: Nokia macht weiter alles richtig at 21:59
Paul T Calhoun on Drawing on the iPad Pro 12.9 at 15:45
Dennis Frank on Drawing on the iPad Pro 12.9 at 12:06
Sami Bahri on Traktor KONTROL S4 MK3 at 10:42
Ragnar Schierholz on Last-Minute-Geschenk :: udoq-Qi-Lader at 08:01
Thomas Mendorf on Traktor KONTROL S4 MK3 at 02:08
Volker Weber on Kleines Update zu ginlo at 00:02
Christopher Schmidt on Kleines Update zu ginlo at 23:53

Ceci n'est pas un blog

I explain difficult concepts in simple ways. For free, and for money. Clue procurement and bullshit detection.

vowe

Contact
Publications
Stuff that works
Amazon Wish List
Frequently Asked Questions

rss feed  twitter  amazon

Local time is 15:20

visitors.gif

buy me coffee