Bluetooth® Wireless Stereo Audio Receiver with USB Charging

With the new Bluetooth Audio Receiver, you don’t have to change your setup to wirelessly transmit music to your home stereo. The unit plugs into any standard wall outlet and contains one standard 3.5mm audio output that can be hooked into any auxiliary audio port, such as the one commonly found on the back of most stereo receivers (requires adapter for RCA). The device then acts as an A2DP Bluetooth audio sink, enabling you to stream audio from any Bluetooth enabled phone or tablet without a physical connection to your home stereo.

  • Allows any speaker or stereo system with an AUX input to receive Bluetooth wireless audio
  • Stream audio without a physical connection from your iOS, Android, Windows, or Linux device including iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, and many others
  • Works with home stereo systems, PC speakers, and A/V receivers
  • Plugs directly into an AC outlet so no external power adapter is required
  • Includes a 1A USB charging port that can power mobile devices when batteries run low

Make Any Speaker Wireless
Simply plug the Bluetooth Audio Receiver into a wall outlet and attach the 3.5mm audio cable to your favorite speaker to enable wireless streaming. Works with nearly any device with an AUX audio input including PC speakers, home stereo systems, and even A/V receivers. Will require an adapter for RCA inputs.

Stream Music with Bluetooth
Bluetooth wireless technology is a convenient way to stream music without a physical connection between devices. Just pair your mobile device or home computer to the Bluetooth Audio Receiver and stream music from your favorite music app or music library.

Compact and Self-Powered
With no external power supply, the Bluetooth Audio Receiver easily plugs into a standard wall outlet to reduce clutter and simplify cabling. The device itself takes up the same amount of space as a standard phone charger so there’s no need to worry about interference with other AC outlets.

Charges Mobile Devices
In addition to music streaming, the Bluetooth Audio Receiver also includes a 1A (5W) USB charging port. This port can power your mobile device when batteries run low, or power a USB speaker so no extra power adapter is needed.

Technical Specifications

Model BT-ARC1A
Bluetooth Version Bluetooth v2.1+EDR
Bluetooth Profile A2DP
Operating Range Up to 30ft (10m) in clear air
Pairing method Keyless SSP for Bluetooth v2.1 and above, below version 2.1 requires password "0000"
Cable 3.6mm Male-Male Auxillary
Cable Length 3ft (1m)
Dimensions 1.5" x 1.5" x 1.5" (3.9 x 3.9 x 3.9 cm) not including AC prongs
Weight 1.55oz (44g)
Power Adapter Input: AC 100~240V, 50/60Hz
Output: DC 5W (5V/1A)
Bluetooth SIG Certification Plugable BT-ARC1A

FAQ

Q: How do I pair my device with the Bluetooth Audio Receiver?
A: Plug the BT-ARC1A into a powered AC outlet. Go to your Bluetooth settings, search for available devices, and look for “Plugable ARC1A”. When the name appears, pair the devices.  If you have an older (prior to Bluetooth 2.1) device, a PIN code may be requested; enter 0000 if so. Pairing mode will last 2 minutes, or until paired.

Q: How do I pair another device?
A: Unplug the BT-ARC1A from AC power and plug it back in. See the answer above to pair the new device.

Q: Can I use the Bluetooth Audio Receiver with my computer?
A: This Bluetooth receiver will work if your computer supports Bluetooth 2.0 or higher and the A2DP audio profile.

Q: What do the LEDs indicate?
A:

  • Pairing mode — Blue LED flashes continuously
  • Standby mode(no connected device) — Blue LED flashes once every 2 seconds
  • Standby mode(connected device) — Blue LED flashes twice every four seconds

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