Panasonic RPBTS30E Operating instructions

Panasonic RPBTS30E Operating instructions
Operating Instructions
Digital Wireless Stereo Earphones
Model No.
Manufactured by:
Panasonic Corporation
Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
Importer for Europe:
Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH
Panasonic Testing Centre
Winsbergring 11, 22525 Hamburg, Germany
Dear customer
Thank you for purchasing this product.
Please read these instructions carefully
before using this product, and save this
manual for future use.
Table of
Before use
Accessories......................................... 2
(Important) About water resistance..... 2
Part names.......................................... 3
Charging.............................................. 3
Turning the power on/off...................... 3
Connecting a Bluetooth® device.......... 4
How to wear the earphones................ 4
Listening to music................................ 5
Making a phone call............................ 5
Useful functions................................... 6
Restoring to the factory settings.......... 7
Copyright, etc...................................... 7
Maintenance........................................ 7
Safety precautions............................... 8
About Bluetooth®................................. 9
Specifications...................................... 9
Troubleshooting guide....................... 10
To remove the battery when
disposing of this unit...................... 11
Please check and identify the supplied
…… 1 USB charging cord
…… 1 Carrying pouch
…… 1 Earpieces set (L, S)
For the United Kingdom and Ireland
Sales and Support Information
Customer Communications Centre
•• For customers within the U.K.:
0344 844 3899
•• For customers within Ireland:
01289 8333
•• Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
(Excluding public holidays).
•• For further support on your product,
please visit our website:
Direct Sales at Panasonic U.K.
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items for your product with ease and
confidence by phoning our Customer
Communications Centre Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
(Excluding public holidays).
•• Or go on line through our Internet
Accessory ordering application at
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•• All enquiries transactions and
distribution facilities are provided
directly by Panasonic U.K.
•• It couldn’t be simpler!
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direct shopping for a wide range of
finished products. Take a browse on
our website for further details.
(Important) About water resistance
•• Specifications for this unit are equivalent of IPX4 of IEC 60529.
■■About the IPX4 (liquid ingress protection level against splashing
This unit is compatible to operate after splashing from nozzles approximately
1.8 L/min of room temperature tap water from every direction approximately
20 cm from this unit for 10 minutes. Supplied USB charging cord is not water
Water resistance is not guaranteed under all conditions.
■■Cautions for using around water
Conform to following. Improper use may result in a malfunction.
•• Securely close the USB lid.
•• Do not open or close the USB lid with wet hands or when water droplets are
on this unit. Doing so may cause malfunction such as terminal rusting with the
water droplets.
•• Do not connect and use a USB charging cord.
•• Do not pour soap water or detergent, or immerse in water.
•• Remove any hair, lint, sand, dust, etc., that may be attached to the rubber seal
on the USB lid before closing.
•• Leaving the device with water droplets in a cold region may result to
malfunction such as the USB lid stuck closed.
•• The sound may become smaller or distorted when water is accumulated in the
earphones or microphone of this unit. Wipe this unit with dry soft cloth.
•• When water enters inside this unit, stop using this unit, and contact the nearest
Dealer or Service Centre. Malfunction due to exposure to water by improper
handling by the customer will not be covered by the warranty. Supplied USB
charging cord is not water resistant.
Part names
Right earphone
Remote controller
Right earphone
USB lid
Left earphone
Cord adjuster
Remote controller
LED indicator light*
•• The number of blinks or colour
notifies the status of the unit.
(* hereafter referred to as “LED”)
9 Charging terminal (DC IN)
•• Open the USB lid and connect
the USB charging cord
(supplied) to this terminal when
charging. (See “Charging”)
10 Microphone
11 Volume +/Next
12 Power/Pairing/Play/Pause/
13 Volume –/Previous
•• Do not use any other USB
charging cords except the
supplied one.
•• When using the unit, do not cover
the right housing with the palm
of your hand. The Bluetooth®
connection may be blocked.
The rechargeable battery (installed in the unit) is not charged initially. Charge
the battery before using the unit.
1 Connect this unit to a computer
using the USB charging cord
Right earphone
•• 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)
USB charging cord (supplied)
•• The Bluetooth® feature cannot be used when this unit is connected to a computer
using the USB charging cord.
•• Charge in a room temperature between 10 °C and 35 °C. Outside of this range
of temperatures, charging may stop.
•• The power cannot be turned on while charging.
•• Do not use any other USB charging cords except the supplied one.
Caution: Use only the supplied USB charging cord when connecting to a
Turning the power on/off
1 Press and hold
3 seconds
for approximately
•• A beep will sound and the LED on the right
earphone will blink.
To turn the power off
for approximately 3 seconds.
•• Press and hold
A beep will sound and the power will be turned off.
The product illustrations may differ from
the actual product.
•• When the unit is not operated for approximately 5 minutes, the power will
automatically turn off. (See “Auto power off” (→ P. 6))
Connecting a Bluetooth® device
How to wear the earphones
To establish a wireless connection, register the unit with Bluetooth® compatible
Check the sides (L and R), then wear the earphones from behind your neck and
hook over both ears, and bend the clip to adjust. Move the cord adjuster towards
the back of your head.
Preparation on the Bluetooth® device
•• Turn on the power, and enable the Bluetooth® feature.
•• Place the device within 1 m from the unit.
•• Check the device operation in its operation instructions, as required.
Power on for the first time
Turn on the unit
When the unit (“RP-BTS30”)
is detected by the Bluetooth®
device, select it
•• The unit will start searching
for the Bluetooth® device to
connect to, and the LED on the
right earphone will blink in blue
and red alternately. (Only one
operation after purchase)
•• The MAC address (e.g.,
6C:5A:B5:B3:1D:0F) may be
displayed before the device
name is displayed.
•• If prompted for a passkey, input
“0000 (four zeros)”.
•• If the Bluetooth® profile selection
screen appears, select the
“A2DP” profile. If “A2DP” is not
supported or if you want to just
use phone calls, select the “HSP”
or “HFP” profile. (For details
on profiles, see “Listening to
music” and “Making a phone call”
(→ P. 5))
3 Check the connection with
the Bluetooth® device on the
•• First the LED on the right
earphone lights in blue and
repeats on and off. When the
connection is established,
blinking pattern will change.
Connection after the second
<Connect the same Bluetooth® device>
When the unit is turned on, it will
search for the previously setup
Bluetooth® device and automatically
start connecting to it. First the LED
on the right earphone lights in blue
and repeats on and off. When the
connection is established, blinking
pattern will change.
<Connect a different Bluetooth®
Disable the Bluetooth® feature on the
previously connected device. Check
that the unit is turned off. Press and
for approximately 5 seconds.
A beep will sound. The unit will start
searching for other Bluetooth® device.
The LED on the right earphone will
blink in blue and red alternately.
Continue steps 2 and 3.
Cord adjuster
Adjusting the clips for your ears
Follow the steps below for the first time to ensure the most comfortable and
secure fit.
1 Expand the clip by bending the clip away from
the earphone
2 Place the earphone on your ear
3 Bend the clip around your ear
•• If connection to a device is not
established within approximately
5 minutes, the unit will be turned off.
Start from step 1 again.
•• 2 or more Bluetooth® devices cannot
be connected to the unit at the same
•• You can pair up to 8 devices with
this unit. If a 9th device is paired, the
device with the oldest connection will
be replaced. To use it, pair it again.
4 Adjust another earphone
Remote controlling
You can control the Bluetooth® device using the unit.
•• Depending on Bluetooth® devices, some functions below do not work, or work
differently via operation of the unit.
•• M-size earpieces are attached at the time of purchase. If they are not the right
size, replace them with S or L-size earpieces (supplied).
•• Do not bend the clip more than necessary. The clip can not be adjusted if it is
(Operation example)
Press twice
Listening to music
If the Bluetooth® compatible device supports the “A2DP” and “AVRCP” Bluetooth®
profiles, music can be played back with remote control operations on the unit.
•• A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile): Transmits audio to the unit.
•• AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile):
Allows remote control of the device using the unit.
1 Connect the Bluetooth device and the unit (→ P. 4)
and play the music on the Bluetooth device
2 Select
•• The selected music is output to the earphones of the unit.
Operating time of battery
Battery type
Operating time
Rechargeable battery (installed in the unit)
Approx. 6 hours
Press and hold
Press and hold
Reject the
incoming call/
Switch the
calling device
Remote controller
Volume +/Next
Increase the
Forward to the
start of next track
Decrease the
Return to the
start of current
Volume –/
•• The volume can be adjusted in
15 levels.
When the maximum or minimum
volume is reached, a beep will
Operating time may be less depending on the operating conditions.
•• The unit might leak sound depending on the volume level.
•• When the volume is increased to near maximum level, music may sound
distorted. Decrease the volume until the distortion is cleared.
Making a phone call
With Bluetooth® enabled phones (cell phones or smartphones) that support the
“HSP” or “HFP” Bluetooth® profile, you can use the unit for phone calls.
•• HSP (Headset Profile):
This profile can be used to receive monaural sounds and establish two-way
communication using the microphone on the unit.
•• HFP (Hands-Free Profile):
In addition to the HSP functions, this profile has the incoming and outgoing calls
1 Connect the Bluetooth enabled phone and unit (→ P. 4)
When making an outgoing call
2 When answering an incoming call
Press on the unit and
answer the call
•• During an incoming call,
ringtone will sound from the
earphones and the LED will
•• (HFP only) To reject the
incoming call, press
quickly until the ringtone stops.
Remote controller
Make an outgoing call on
the Bluetooth® enabled
•• Also refer to the operating
manual for the Bluetooth®
enabled phone.
(Checking and operation steps on the
unit are explained below)
•• During an outgoing call, ringtone
will sound from the earphones
and the LED will blink.
•• To cancel the outgoing call,
press .
A beep will sound.
Useful functions
Resetting the unit
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.)
Auto power off
If the unit is silent for approximately 5 minutes and operations for Bluetooth®
devices are idle during that period, a beep will sound and the power will be
automatically turned off.
LED indicator light
When the battery level is low during use of the unit, the blue blinking LED on the
right earphone will change to red. A beep will sound every 1 minute. When the
battery runs out, the power will turn off.
3 Start
•• The LED will repeatedly blink 2 times during a call.
•• The volume can be adjusted during a phone call. For setting instructions, see
“Remote controlling”. (→ P. 5)
to end the phone call
4 Press
•• A beep will sound.
•• There may be instances when hands free setting needs to be done on the
Bluetooth® enabled phone.
•• Depending on the Bluetooth® enabled phone, you may hear incoming and
outgoing call ringtones of the phone from the unit.
twice quickly on the unit. The calling device will be switched
•• (HFP only) Press
between the Bluetooth® enabled phone and the unit.
Restoring to the factory settings
When you want to delete all pairing device information, etc., you can restore the
unit to the factory settings (original settings upon purchase). Charge the battery
before restoring the unit.
for approximately 5 seconds
1Press and hold
•• Start searching for Bluetooth® devices to connect.
2Press and hold + and − for 5 seconds or more simultaneously while
•• The LED will blink fast in blue. The unit will restore to the factory settings.
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.
Copyright, etc.
●●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
Note that the ™ mark and ® mark do not appear in this document.
Safety precautions
•• 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.
Declaration of Conformity (DoC)
•• Keep the earpieces out of reach of children to prevent swallowing.
Hereby, “Panasonic Corporation” declares that this product is in compliance with
the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Customers can download a copy of the original DoC to our R&TTE products from
our DoC server:
Contact to Authorised Representative: Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH,
Panasonic Testing Centre, Winsbergring 11, 22525 Hamburg, Germany
•• 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.
For Singapore only
■■Precautions for listening with the Earphones
•• 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.
Complies with
IDA Standards
For Thailand only
This telecommunication equipment conforms to NTC/NBTC technical
This unit is intended for use in moderate and tropical climates.
About Bluetooth®
Panasonic bears no responsibility for data and/or information that is
compromised during a wireless transmission.
■■Frequency band used
This unit uses the 2.4 GHz frequency band.
■■Certification of this unit
•• This unit conforms to frequency restrictions and has received certification
based on frequency laws. Thus, a wireless permit is not necessary.
•• The actions below are punishable by law in some countries:
– Taking apart/modifying the unit.
– Removing specification indications.
■■Restrictions of use
•• Wireless transmission and/or usage with all Bluetooth equipped devices is
not guaranteed.
•• All devices must conform to standards set by Bluetooth SIG, Inc.
•• Depending on the specifications and settings of a device, it can fail to connect
or some operations can be different.
•• This system supports Bluetooth® security features. But depending on the
operating environment and/or settings, this security may not be sufficient.
Transmit data wirelessly to this system with caution.
•• This system cannot transmit data to a Bluetooth® device.
■■Range of use
Use this unit at a maximum range of 10 m.
The range can decrease depending on the environment, obstacles or
■■Interference from other devices
•• This unit may not function properly and troubles such as noise and sound
jumps may arise due to radio wave interference if this unit is located too close
to other Bluetooth® devices or the devices that use the 2.4 GHz band.
•• This unit may not function properly if radio waves from a nearby broadcasting
station, etc. is too strong.
■■Intended usage
•• This unit is for normal, general use only.
•• Do not use this system near an equipment or in an environment that is
sensitive to radio frequency interference (example: airports, hospitals,
laboratories, etc).
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)
Approx. 20 g
Water resistant
IPX4 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
Supported codec
Operating distance
Up to 10 m
■■Speaker section
Driver units
9 mm
■■Terminal section
DC 5 V, 500 mA
■■Microphone section
■■Accessory section
USB charging cord
0.1 m
●●Specifications are subject to change without notice.
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 do not solve the problem,
consult your dealer for instructions.
The unit does not respond
•• Connect the unit to a computer using the USB charging cord. The unit will be
reset. (→ P. 6)
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
LED does not light during charging / Charging takes longer
•• Is the USB charging cord (supplied) connected firmly to the USB terminal of the
computer? (→ P. 3)
•• Make sure to charge in a room temperature between 10 °C and 35 °C.
The power does not turn on
•• Is the unit being charged? The power cannot be turned on during charging.
(→ P. 3)
Bluetooth® device connection
The device cannot be connected
•• Delete the pairing information for this unit from the Bluetooth® device, then pair
them again. (→ P. 4)
Sound and audio volume
No sound
•• Make sure that the unit and the Bluetooth® device are connected correctly.
(→ P. 4)
•• 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. (→ P. 4)
Low volume
•• Increase the volume of the unit. (→ P. 5)
•• 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. (→ P. 3)
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. (→ P. 4)
•• 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. (→ P. 4)
•• If the volume of the other person’s voice is too low, increase the volume of both
the unit and the Bluetooth® enabled phone.
To remove the battery when disposing of this unit
When disposing of this unit, take out the battery installed in this unit and recycle it.
The following instructions are not intended for repairing purposes but for
the disposal of this unit. This unit is not restorable once disassembled.
As the rechargeable battery is specifically for this product, do not use it for any other
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 A
•• 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
•• Be careful not to touch the battery with the screwdriver.
A upward
3 Hold the battery B , and remove it
4 Pull off the battery B 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.
Disposal of Old Equipment and Batteries
Only for European Union and countries with recycling systems
These symbols on the products, packaging, and/or accompanying
documents mean that used electrical and electronic products and
batteries must not be mixed with general household waste.
For proper treatment, recovery and recycling of old products and
used batteries, please take them to applicable collection points in
accordance with your national legislation.
By disposing of them correctly, you will help to save valuable
resources and prevent any potential negative effects on human
health and the environment.
For more information about collection and recycling, please contact
your local municipality.
Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this waste, in
accordance with national legislation.
Note for the battery symbol (bottom symbol):
This symbol might be used in combination with a chemical symbol. In
this case it complies with the requirement set by the Directive for the
chemical involved.
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