Discussions about the Bose S1 Pro system

Bose S1 Pro

Designed for musicians, DJs and general PA use, the S1 Pro is the ultimate all-in-one PA, floor monitor and practice amplifier that's ready to be your go-anywhere Bluetooth music system for nearly any occasion. 

This is the place to discuss the S1 Pro system.

If I don’t happen to need to use my S1 for, say, a month does Bose recommend I remove the battery for such a long storage period? Or does it matter? I worry about any excessive battery drain.

Alternatively, should I just keep the battery installed and just periodically charge it?


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Hi Pete,

There are no special procedures for you, if your S1 Pro system will be unused for a month or several.  You don't need to remove the battery.

If the S1 Pro system remains dormant for a month, the battery will go into shipping mode.  This means you will have to connect it to AC power and turn on the power switch to wake it up again. This shouldn't be a problem. Just remember to check and charge up your S1 Pro, and flip the power on/off before taking it out to a gig.  


Hi Chet,

Chet 3 posted:

I've been leaving my S1s plugged in and on "Quick Charge" in my practice/recording studio.

Is that the best idea, ST?

If I say, "that's fine," somebody will come along and say that quick charging will diminish the overall lifespan of the battery faster than using the slower trickle charge (and my car will last longer if I drive it slower, avoid braking, and make no turns). 

If you don't need to charge the battery in a hurry, then I'd leave them plugged in,  with the switch in the on or off (middle) position.  It's hard to know if this will ultimately make much difference if you're not taking the S1 Pros out (running them on batteries) much. I leave mine on most of the time because I'm using them for rehearsal, or testing different scenarios with the ToneMatch mixers and various gear, or Bluetooth (downtime entertainment). Whether they are on or off, if they are plugged in and the battery needs to be charged, it will trickle-charge until it is completely charged.

Leaving them plugged in (on or off) means it's charged and ready to go when I need it.

How's that?


I use them nearly every day - I practice for at least a couple of hours nearly every day.

So, I'll try the center (off) position unless I'm returning from a gig where I've used 'em and will put 'em in quick charge for a day then back to "off".

Thanks, ST.

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