I can't find a replacement.

I contacted Vizio and searched the Vizparts web site to try to locate a charging station for a Vizio speaker model number sp50-d5 with no luck. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Thanks for the feedback. I should've been more clear. We lost the charging station altogether.


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Is the charging base faulty or is it literally broken?

If just faulty, how long have you had it?

If less than 12 months, verify the purchase date on the sales receipt or proof of purchase document and if the warranty period is still valid, consult the warranty statement in the User Guide (scroll to p.27) as to what to do to make a claim for a manufacturer's warranty repair or replacement.

Update (03/27/2017)

Hi rcassidy,

As you have already noticed, finding a replacement charging dock seems to be impossible.

However as a possible workaround is there anything written on the charging base end of the speaker itself which may give an indication of what the input supply voltage /current is?

All that the manual states is power supply 100-240V AC and that the output power is 36W (but the output power may not be directly related to the input supply but rather what is delivered to the speakers)

If it says something like 100-240V AC then my thinking is that the charging dock is just a means of connecting the wall outlet power to the speaker, just like some 'cordless' electric kitchen kettles are connected. If this is the case then the power supply/ battery charging circuitry is actually in the speaker itself and it may be possible for you to open the speaker and alter the power input connection to another type of connector to enable connection to the wall power outlet.

If it says something like 9V DC or even 15V AC etc (anything other than 100-240V AC) then the charging dock is where the supply power is converted/dropped to suit the power requirements of the speaker and then perhaps you can get a power adapter to suit the particular input required (plus have to change the connector as well)

If it says nothing at all then it would have to be opened to determine what the voltage input could possibly be, by looking at the component values etc where the input power first connects to the circuit board.

Just a thought.

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