Where do you Plug in the Power Cord On A Peloton Bike?

Using your Peloton Bike for the first time can be a little confusing, especially if a Delivery Technician did not set it up for you. A Peloton Bike needs to be plugged into a power supply to work, so the first thing you need to do is locate the power cord and the plug-in on the Bike.

The power cord for a Peloton Bike plugs into a jack in the center of the Bike’s rear support leg. It can be difficult to see the hole when you are standing above the Bike, which is why lots of people have trouble locating it. When you plug it in, a green LED light will flash on.

The Peloton Bike and Bike+ connect to an electrical outlet via a 12V power cord. Once you have secured a power supply for your Peloton, the rest of the setup is very straightforward. In this article, we describe step-by-step how to power up your Peloton Bike and get it ready for your first workout. 

Where To Plug In The Power Cord On A Peloton Bike?

Peloton Power Plug on Rear of Bike

The Peloton Bike and Bike+ require electricity to power the touchscreen monitor and connect to WiFi. Before you can turn a Peloton Bike on, one must first plug it into an electrical outlet. A 12V power cord comes with the Peloton Bike. 

The power cord plugs into the Peloton Bike’s rear support leg. In the middle of the horizontal stabilizer, you will find a circular jack for the power cord. 

The thin section of the power cord connects the Bike’s rear leg to a transformer, and the thick section of the power cord connects the transformer box to the electrical outlet. Once connected, you will see a green LED light come on. 

How To Turn On A Peloton Bike

The power button on the Peloton Bike and Bike+ is located on the back of the touchscreen monitor. Press the button down for two seconds, and you should see the screen switch on. 

Note that the Peloton goes into sleep mode if you do not use it for more than 5 minutes. To activate it when it is in sleep mode, press the power button for two seconds.

Does A Peloton Always Need To Be Plugged In?

A Peloton Bike can be used as a normal spinning bike when it is not plugged in. However, without being plugged in, the screen will not work, so you cannot do interactive workouts.

There is no reason why a Peloton Bike should be plugged into an electrical outlet permanently. Many people unplug the power cord from the wall socket after they have finished their workout. 

Peloton Bikes require regular system updates. If you do not use your Bike on a weekly basis, you should still plug the Bike in and switch it on so that it can complete the necessary updates. 

Updates take between 5 and 30 minutes to complete if they are done regularly. It is a good idea to plug the Bike in and switch it on half an hour prior to the start of your workout. 

How Much Electricity Does A Peloton Bike Use?

Peloton Bikes do not consume a lot of power, because they only need electricity to power the touchscreen monitor. The Peloton Bike uses approximately 16 watts of power during a half an hour session. The Bike+ uses about 26 watts during a half an hour workout. The average electricity consumption for an hour-long workout is 50 watts. 

When a Peloton Bike is not being used, it should be switched off. When it is switched on but not in use, it goes into standby mode. It uses 5 watts every hour that it is on standby. To save electricity, it is best to unplug your Peloton after workouts. 

Can I Replace A Peloton Bike Power Cord?

Peloton recommends replacing the power cord every 3 to 4 years if you use the Bike regularly. Peloton-compatible 12V power cords are available on Amazon and cost about $25. If your power cord gets lost during a move or is damaged, you can easily find a replacement. 

Here is the power cord replacement that we recommend. 

for Peloton Power Cord Replacement AC Adapter for Peloton 12V 4.17 Exercise Bike Console Model: PLTN-RB1VO PLTN-RB1V1 PLTN-RB1VQ


Because the Peloton Bike does not have its own battery, it must be plugged into an electrical outlet for the touchscreen monitor to function. The thin section of the power cord plugs into a jack in the middle of the Bike’s rear support leg. The thick section of the cord plugs into the wall outlet.