Panasonic RP-BTS50 - Digital Wireless Stereo Earphones Manual

Panasonic RP-BTS50 - Digital Wireless Stereo Earphones Manual

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Panasonic RP-BTS50 - Digital Wireless Stereo Earphones Manual


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

  • The Bluetooth ® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by 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.
  • 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 ™ mark and ® mark do not appear in this document.


Please check and identify the supplied accessories.

Only for U.S.A.:
To order accessories, refer to "Limited Warranty".

Only for Canada:
To order accessories, contact the dealer from whom you have made your purchase.

About water resistance

IPX5 equivalent Protected against water jet. (Securely close the USB lid.)

Part names

Part names


LED indicator light

Wireless pairing

  • Remote controller
    Wireless pairing - Remote controller
  • LED indicator light will blink.
    Wireless pairing - LED indicator light


How to use

Safety precautions


  • Avoid using or placing this unit near sources of heat.
  • Do not use while operating a motorized vehicle. It may create a traffic hazard and is illegal in many areas.
  • 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.


  • Keep the earpieces out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.


  • 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.

This device complies with Part 15 of FCC Rules and Industry Canada's licence-exempt RSSs. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. this device may not cause interference, and
  2. this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of this device.

Model: RP-BTS50
IC: 216A-RPBTS50

This transmitter must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
This equipment complies with FCC/IC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment and meets the FCC radio frequency (RF) Exposure Guidelines and RSS-102 of the IC radio frequency (RF) Exposure rules. This equipment has very low levels of RF energy that is deemed to comply without testing of specific absorption ratio (SAR).


FCC Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

Any unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment would void the user's authority to operate this device.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
  2. this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Responsible Party: Panasonic Corporation of North America
Two Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102-5490
Support Contact:

Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.

Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and
  2. this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.



  • Do not use any other USB charging cords except the supplied one.

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


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.

Keeping the battery performance

  • During the long period of disuse, full charge this unit once every 6 months to keep the battery performance.

Troubleshooting guide

Before requesting service, make the following checks. If you are in doubt about some of the check points, or if the remedies indicated in the chart do not solve the problem, refer to "Customer Services Directory" if you reside in the U.S.A., or refer to "CONTACT INFORMATION" if you reside in Canada.


The unit does not respond

  • Connect the unit to a computer using the USB charging cord. The unit will be reset.

Power supply and charging

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? (→ 1 "Charging")
  • Make sure to charge in a room temperature between 10°C and 35°C (50°F and 95°F).

The power does not turn on

  • Is the unit being charged? The power cannot be turned on during charging. (→ 1 "Charging")

Bluetooth device connection

The device cannot be connected

  • Delete the pairing information for this unit from the Bluetooth® device, then pair them again. (→ 2 "Wireless pairing")

Sound and audio volume

No sound

  • Make sure that the unit and the Bluetooth (→ 2 "Wireless pairing")
  • Check if music is playing on the Bluetooth
  • Make sure that the unit is turned on and the volume is not set too low.
  • Pair and connect the Bluetooth pairing")

Low volume

  • Increase the volume of the unit. (→ 3 "Enjoy!")
  • Increase the volume on the Bluetooth

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 (33 feet) 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. (→ 1 "Charging")

Phone calls

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. (→ 2 "Wireless pairing")
  • 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.



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 (77 ºF)) Approx. 1.5 hours
Charging temperature range 10 ºC to 35 ºC (50 ºF to 95 ºF)
Operating temperature range 0 ºC to 40 ºC (32 ºF to 104 ºF)
Operating humidity range 35%RH to 80%RH (no condensation)
Mass (Weight) Approx. 22 g (0.8 oz)
Water resistant IPX5 equivalent

*1 It may be shorter depending on the operating conditions.
*2 Time taken to recharge from empty to full.

Bluetooth® section

Bluetooth® system specification Ver. 4.1
Wireless equipment classification Class 2 (2.5 mW)
Frequency band 2.4 GHz band FH-SS
Supported profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP
Supported codec SBC, AAC, aptX®
Operating distance Up to 10 m (33 ft.)

Speaker section

Driver units 12 mm (1/2 in.)

Terminal section

DC IN DC 5 V, 500 mA

Microphone section

Type Mono

Accessory section

USB charging cord 0.1 m (0.3 ft.)
  • Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Useful information (For Latin American Countries Only)

Customer Service
Customer Service Directory
Obtain products information and operative assistant; localize the closer distributor or Service Center; buy spare parts and accessories by our Web Site to Latin American:

Panama 800-7262
Colombia 01-8000-947262
Ecuador 1-800-726276
Costa Rica 800-7262737
El Salvador 800-7262
Guatemala 1-801-811-7262
Uruguay 0-800-7262
Paraguay 0-800-11-7262



Peru 0800-00726
Venezuela 800-7262-800






Dominican Republic 809-200-800
The serial number of this product can be found on the right earphone. Remove the USB lid to see it.
Please note them in the space provided below and keep for future reference.

To remove the battery when disposing of this unit

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.

To remove the battery when disposing of this unit

  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.
  1. Use the screwdriver for leverage, and push the upper cover upward
  • Be careful not to touch the battery with the screwdriver.
  1. Hold the battery , and remove it
  2. 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.

A lithium ion battery that is recyclable powers the product you have purchased. Please call 1-800-8-BATTERY for information on how to recycle this battery.

Limited Warranty

Product or Part Name Parts Labor
Accessories 90 Days Not Applicable
Batteries (Non-Rechargeable Batteries are not warranted) 10 Days Not Applicable

For product operation and information assistance, please visit our Support page:
For defective product exchange within the warranty period, please contact the original dealer.

If you have any questions, visit:
In the U.S.A.:
In Canada:

For U.S.A. only
The warranty can be found on "Basic Owner's Manual".
Register online at
(U.S. customers only)
For Canada only
The warranty can be found on "Basic Owner's Manual".

Panasonic Corporation of North America
Two Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ 07102-5490;
Panasonic Canada Inc.
5770 Ambler Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L4W 2T3
© Panasonic Corporation 2015

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