Panasonic RP-BTS55 - Digital Wireless Stereo Earphones Manual

Panasonic RP-BTS55 - Digital Wireless Stereo Earphones Manual

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Panasonic RP-BTS55 - Digital Wireless Stereo Earphones Manual

Please read these instructions carefully before using this product, and save this manual for future use.

Accessories

Please check and identify the supplied accessories.

1 x USB charging cord

1 x Carrying case

1 x Earpieces set (L, S)

  • M-size earpieces are attached at the time of purchase.


Use only the supplied USB charging cord when connecting to a computer.

Safety precautions

Unit


To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or product damage,
  • Do not let water or other liquids drip or splash inside the unit.
  • Do not expose accessories (USB charging cord) to rain, moisture, dripping or splashing.
  • Do not place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on accessories.
  • Use the recommended accessories.
  • Do not remove covers.
  • Do not repair this unit by yourself. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
  • Avoid using or placing this unit near sources of heat.
  • Do not listen with this unit at high volume in places where you need to hear sounds from the surrounding environment for safety, such as at railroad crossings, and construction sites.
  • Do not block the ventilation of this unit with items such as cloth for long periods of time while charging or while the power is on.

Earpieces

  • Keep the earpieces out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
  • Securely attach the earpieces. If they are left in the ears after coming off, injury or sickness may be caused.

Allergies

  • Discontinue use if you experience discomfort with the earphones or any other parts that directly contact your skin.
  • Continued use may cause rashes or other allergic reactions.

Precautions for listening with the Earphones

  • Excessive sound pressure from earphones and headphones can cause hearing loss.
  • Do not use your earphones at a high volume. Hearing experts advise against continuous extended play.
  • If you experience a ringing in your ears, reduce volume or discontinue use.
  • Do not use while operating a motorised vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas.
  • You should use extreme caution or temporarily discontinue use in potentially hazardous situations.

This unit may receive radio interference caused by mobile telephones during use. If such interference occurs, please increase separation between this unit and the mobile telephone.

This unit is intended for use in moderate and tropical climates.

Maintenance

Clean this unit with a dry and soft cloth.

  • Do not use solvents including benzine, thinner, alcohol, kitchen detergent, a chemical wiper, etc. This might cause the exterior case to be deformed or the coating to come off.

Specifications

General

Power supply DC 5 V, 500 mA (Internal battery: 3.7 V (Li-polymer 90 mAh))
Operating time*1 (SBC mode) Approx. 6 hours
Charging time*2 (25 oC) Approx. 1.5 hours
Charging temperature range 10 oC to 35 oC
Operating temperature range 0 oC to 40 oC
Operating humidity range 35%RH to 80%RH (no condensation)
Mass Approx. 22 g

Water resistant

Water resistant IPX5 equivalent

Bluetooth® section

Frequency band 2402 MHz to 2480 MHz
Supported profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP
Supported codec SBC, AAC

*1 It may be shorter depending on the operating conditions.

*2 Time taken to recharge from empty to full.

Troubleshooting

Before requesting service, make the following checks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the remedies indicated do not solve the problem, consult your dealer for instructions.

The unit does not respond.

  • This unit can be reset when all operations are rejected. To reset the unit, connect the unit to a computer using the USB charging cord. All the previous operations will be cancelled. (The pairing device information will not be deleted.)

Cannot charge the unit.

  • Make sure the computer is turned on and is not on standby or sleep mode.
  • Is the USB port you are currently using working properly? If your computer has other USB ports, unplug the connector from its current port and plug it into one of the other ports.
  • If the measures mentioned above are not applicable, unplug the USB charging cord and plug it in again.
  • If the charge time and operating time become shortened, the battery may have run down. (Number of charging times of the installed battery: Approximately 300.)

LED does not light during charging. / Charging takes longer.

  • Is the USB charging cord (supplied) connected firmly to the USB terminal of the computer? (→ )
  • Make sure to charge in a room temperature between 10 ºC and 35 ºC.

The power does not turn on.

  • Is the unit being charged? The power cannot be turned ON during charging. (→ )

The device cannot be connected.

  • Delete the pairing information for this unit from the Bluetooth®device, then pair them again. (→ )

No sound.

  • Make sure that the unit and the Bluetooth® device are connected correctly. (→ )
  • Check if music is playing on the Bluetooth® device.
  • Make sure that the unit is turned on and the volume is not set too low.
  • Pair and connect the Bluetooth® device and the unit again. ()
  • Check if the Bluetooth® compatible device supports "A2DP" profile. For details on profiles, see "Listening to music" (→ ). Also refer to the operating manual for the Bluetooth® compatible device.

Low volume.

  • Increase the volume of the unit. (→ )
  • Increase the volume on the Bluetooth® device.

Sound from the device is cut off. / Sound quality is bad.

  • Sound may be disrupted if signals are blocked. Do not fully cover this unit with the palm of your hand, etc.
  • The device may be out of the 10 m communication range. Move the device closer to this unit.
  • Remove any obstacle between this unit and the device.
  • Switch off any wireless LAN device when not in use.
  • A communication problem may arise if the battery is not fully charged. Charge the unit. (→ )

You cannot hear the other person.

  • Make sure that the unit and the Bluetooth® enabled phone are turned on.
  • Check if the unit and the Bluetooth® enabled phone are connected. ()
  • Check the audio settings of the Bluetooth® enabled phone. Switch the calling device to the unit if it is set to the Bluetooth® enabled phone. ()
  • If the volume of the other person's voice is too low, increase the volume of both the unit and the Bluetooth® enabled phone.

Cannot make a phone call.

  • Check if the Bluetooth® compatible device supports "HSP" or "HFP" profile. For details on profiles, see "Listening to music" and "Making a phone call" in "Operating Instructions (PDF format)". Also refer to the operating manual for the Bluetooth® enabled phone.

Part names

Part Names

  1. Right earphone
  2. Remote controller
  3. Left earphone
  1. Clip
  2. USB lid
  3. Earpiece
  4. Blue edge LEDs*1
  5. Cord adjuster
  6. Raised dot indicating the left side
  7. Microphone
  8. LED indicator light*2
  9. Charging terminal (DC IN)
  10. [+] button
  11. [] button
  12. [–] button

*1 On: Connect the Bluetooth® device and the unit. (→ below, ) Press [+] and [–] simultaneously. When the blue edge LEDs are turned on, the LED indicator light will be turned off.
Off: Press and hold [+] and [–] simultaneously for approximately 2 seconds.

*2 Hereafter referred to as "LED"

Charging

Charging The rechargeable battery (installed in the unit) is not charged initially. Charge the battery before using the unit.

Connect this unit to a computer () using the USB charging cord (supplied) ().

  • Within approximately 3 seconds after the connection is established, the LED on the right earphone will light in red.
  • The LED () lights in red when charging is in progress. When charging is completed, the LED will go out.
  • Charging will take approximately 1.5 hours from empty state to fully charged. (Quick charging time for 70 minutes operation: Approx. 15 minutes)
  • The power cannot be turned on while charging.
  • Do not use any other USB charging cords except the supplied one.
  • When the battery level is low during use of the unit, the blue blinking LED will change to red. A beep will sound every 1 minute. When the battery runs out, the power will turn off.

Turning the power on/off

Turning the Power on/off Press and hold [] () of this unit for approx. 3 seconds until the LED (blue) () blinks.

  • A beep will sound and the LED on the right earphone will blink.

To turn the power off

Press and hold [] for approximately 3 seconds. A beep will sound and the power will be turned off.

  • If the unit is not connected to a Bluetooth® device, the unit will beep and turn off automatically approximately 5 minutes after you have stopped using it. (Auto power off)

Connecting a Bluetooth® device

Connecting a Bluetooth Device

Bluetooth® pairing

  1. In the power-off state, press and hold [] of this unit until the LED blinks in blue and red alternately.
  2. Select "RP-BTS55" () from the Bluetooth® device's menu.
    • If prompted for a passkey, input the passkey "0000 (four zeros)" of this unit.
    • When the LED (blue) blinks twice every approx. 2 seconds, pairing (registration) is completed. (Connection established)

Connecting a paired Bluetooth® device

  1. Turn on this unit.
  2. Perform steps 2 of "Bluetooth® pairing". (→ above)
    • When the LED (blue) blinks twice every approx. 2 seconds, pairing (registration) is completed. (Connection established)

How to wear the earphones

Wear the Earphones

Using the earphones

Using the Earphones Connect the Bluetooth® device and the unit.

Listening to music

Select and play the music on the Bluetooth® device.

  • The selected music is output to the earphones of the unit.

Remote controlling (Available only if your Bluetooth® device supports "AVRCP")

(Operation example)

Play / Pause: Press [].

Increase the volume: Press [+].

Decrease the volume: Press [–].

Forward to the start of next track: Press and hold [+] for approximately 2 seconds.

Return to the start of current track: Press and hold [–] for approximately 2 seconds.

Making a phone call

  1. Press [] on the unit and answer the incoming call.
  2. Start talking.
  3. Press [] to end the phone call.
    • (HFP only) Reject a call / Change the call device: Press [] twice quickly.
    • You can have the Bluetooth® enabled phone make phone calls by using the microphone of the unit and an app of the Bluetooth® enabled phone. (→ below, "Activating voice functions")

Activating voice functions

Press [] twice quickly.

  • The voice function may not work depending on the smartphone specifications and the app version.

Restoring to the factory settings

  1. While the unit is turned off, press and hold [] for at least 5 seconds until the LED starts blinking alternately in blue and red.
  2. While the LED is blinking alternately in blue and red, press and hold [+] and [–] at the same time for at least 5 seconds.
    • The LED will blink fast in blue. The unit will restore to the factory settings.

To remove the battery when disposing of this unit

Remove the Battery The following instructions are not intended for repairing purposes but for the disposal of this unit. This unit is not restorable once disassembled.

  • When disposing of this unit, take out the battery installed in this unit and recycle it.


As the rechargeable battery is specifically for this product, do not use it for any other device.

  • Do not charge the removed battery.
  • Do not heat or expose to flame.
  • Do not leave the battery(ies) in a car exposed to direct sunlight for a long period of time with doors and windows closed.
  • Do not pierce the battery with a nail, subject it to an impact, or dismantle or modify it.
  • Do not let the wires touch any other metal or each other.
  • Do not carry or store the battery with a necklace, hair pin, or the like. Doing so may cause the battery to generate heat, ignite, or rupture.


Do not place the removed battery, and other items within reach of infants.

Accidental swallowing of such an item may have an adverse effect on the body.

  • In the event that you think such an item has been swallowed, consult a doctor immediately.

In the event of fluid leaking from the battery, take the following measure, and do not touch the fluid with bare hands.

Fluid entering into an eye may cause loss of eyesight.

  • Wash the eye with water immediately without rubbing it, and then consult a doctor.

Fluid getting on your body or clothes may cause inflammation of the skin or injury.

  • Sufficiently rinse with clean water, and then consult a doctor.

A lithium-ion polymer rechargeable battery is built in to the left earphone. Please discard according to local regulations. When disposing this product, disassemble properly by following the procedure, and remove the internal rechargeable battery.

  • Disassemble after the battery runs out.
  • When disposing of the battery, please contact your local authorities or dealer and ask for the correct method of disposal.
  1. Hold the top of the left earphone (L), and put a straight-slot screwdriver (commercially available) under the upper cover .
    • Make sure to keep fingers away from the tip of the screwdriver.
    • Select a screwdriver to be large enough for a space under the upper cover.
  2. Use the screwdriver for leverage, and push the upper cover upward.
    • Be careful not to touch the battery with the screwdriver.
  3. Hold the battery , and remove it.
  4. Pull off the battery and separate it from the left earphone by cutting off the wires, one by one, with scissors.
    • Insulate the wire parts of the removed battery with cellophane tape.
    • Do not damage or dismantle the battery.

  • Close the charging terminal cover securely.
  • Do not touch the charging terminal with wet hand.
  • If sweat or liquid is attached to the charging terminal, malfunction may occur.

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Panasonic Corporation is under license.

Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

QR Code is a registered trademark of DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED.

Other system names and product names appearing in this document are in general the registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective developer companies.

Note that the TM mark and ® mark do not appear in this document.

Panasonic Warranty

For Australia
Subject to the conditions of this warranty Panasonic or its Authorised Service Centre will perform necessary service on the product, without charge for parts or labour, if in the opinion of Panasonic the product is found to have a manufacturing defect within one (1) year or (12 months) (the "warranty period") from the date of purchase appearing on your purchase receipt..

Panasonic Authorised Service Centres are located in major metropolitan areas and most regional centres of Australia, however, coverage will vary dependent on product. For advice on exact Authorised Service Centre locations for your product, please telephone our Customer Care Centre on 132600 or visit our website and use the Service Centre Locator.

THIS WARRANTY CARD AND THE PURCHASE DOCKET (OR SIMILAR PROOF OF PURCHASE) SHOULD BE RETAINED BY THE CUSTOMER AT ALL TIMES

If you require assistance regarding warranty conditions or any other enquiries, please visit the Panasonic Australia website www.panasonic.com.au or contact by phone on 132 600
If phoning in, please ensure you have your operating instructions available.

Panasonic Australia Pty. Limited
ACN 001 592 187 | ABN 83 001 592 187
1 Innovation Road, Macquarie Park NSW 2113
www.panasonic.com.au

For the United Kingdom and Ireland customers
Sales and Support Information

Customer Communications Centre

  • For customers within the UK: 0344 844 3899
  • For customers within Ireland: 01 289 8333
  • Monday–Friday 9:00 am–5:00 pm (Excluding public holidays).
  • For further support on your product, please visit our website: www.panasonic.co.uk

Direct Sales at Panasonic UK

  • Order accessory and consumable items for your product with ease and confidence by phoning our Customer Communications Centre Monday–Friday 9:00 am–5:00 pm (Excluding public holidays).
  • Or go on line through our Internet Accessory ordering application at www.pas-europe.com.
  • Most major credit and debit cards accepted.
  • All enquiries transactions and distribution facilities are provided directly by Panasonic UK.
  • It couldn't be simpler!
  • Also available through our Internet is direct shopping for a wide range of finished products. Take a browse on our website for further details.

For Thailand only
This telecommunication equipment conforms to NTC/NBTC technical requirement.

Documents / Resources

References

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