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Old 02-22-2018, 06:52 AM   #1
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Iím getting ready to hook up my tpms. Does anyone know where I should hook up the power for the signal booster where it wonít draw power when Iím not driving. Thanks
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Old 02-22-2018, 07:07 AM   #2
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I hooked my booster directly to the starting batteries which are located at the back of my coach. I called the business where I made the purchase (TST) and they said it would take years to drain the battery due to the booster being hooked up and drawing power 24/7. It uses so little power that in most cases, it's un-measurable.
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I hooked mine to the power for the rear engine access compartment light. Mine always has power from the house batteries, but I'm sure the draw is minimal. You could easily install a switch if necessary.
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Iím getting ready to hook up my tpms. Does anyone know where I should hook up the power for the signal booster where it wonít draw power when Iím not driving. Thanks
I take it this TPMS signal booster is for a trailer and not a motorhome?
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Old 02-22-2018, 08:52 AM   #5
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The wiring area under the coroplast below the front cap would be pretty easy and out of the way. On mine there’s lots of room. If you want it powered only when driving, you’re going to have to install a diode or switch, though.
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Yes itís a trailer 250 RDS Black Stone 2018
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In your front storage compartment. Should be a light with a hot wire to it. If you have a battery disconnect switch, that might cut off power to the light. A diode, with a typical voltage drop of .6v, is likely a bigger drain than the repeater.
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Well that's easy. Hook it to your trailer. Connect the wire to the charge line in the plug, BUT FIRST, make sure you have a diode that unpowers that charge line when disconnected. With the trailer unhooked, connect a test light to ground and stab each pin in your trailer's plug. You should get no lights if there is a diode. Then, follow that big black line under your trailer, you'll see it go into probably a 4"x4" box. Open that box, the diode will be in there. Hook upstream of the diode and it will get power ONLY when you plug your trailer into your truck.

Simple 6pack job.
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Thank you, Iíll look for the box.
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Since you posted this in the ORV forum with a picture of a TT I am guessing you're asking about a location in your ORV TT. I wired my booster into the light in the front storage compartment. My trailer came with no cig lighter so I wired one in there. Works great. If you have a cig lighter in the front bedroom that should work fine.
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Not sure about your trailer but mine also has a light at the back drivers side corner where the sewer connections are. Would be pretty easy to tap in to it there.
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Since you posted this in the ORV forum with a picture of a TT I am guessing you're asking about a location in your ORV TT. I wired my booster into the light in the front storage compartment. My trailer came with no cig lighter so I wired one in there. Works great. If you have a cig lighter in the front bedroom that should work fine.


Kinda why I posted it here, Thanks
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In your front storage compartment. Should be a light with a hot wire to it. If you have a battery disconnect switch, that might cut off power to the light. A diode, with a typical voltage drop of .6v, is likely a bigger drain than the repeater.


Thanks, what I did is drill a hole in the light fixture and put in a toggle switch. It works great.
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