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Old 10-20-2019, 06:28 AM   #15
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To those that have the TST 507 Flow Thru sensors - they go to sleep after about 10 minutes of sitting idle and will not run the battery down. This is from TST and the enclosed instructions. Though as I mentioned above, I do as my choice, change $1 batteries every year. Those removed batteries have been measured via a very good DVM and at full as-manufactured voltage. Other folks have said that their sensor batteries will last several years. Mine as noted are pulled of due to winter conditions where we live
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We leave our sensors on the motor home, but we remove them on our towed auto. If we didnít, they would be damaged when going through an automatic car wash.
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Aftermarket sensors on the end of the valve stem as compared to the more common OEM sensors that are inside the tire on the other end of the valve stem.

I remove to extend battery life. Mark them first so you don't have to reprogram the monitor when you bring the rig back to life in the spring.
That explains it. Did not know that there are external TPMS sensors. Thanks for the info.
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Old 10-20-2019, 07:55 AM   #18
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We leave our sensors on the motor home, but we remove them on our towed auto. If we didnít, they would be damaged when going through an automatic car wash.
Don't ask me how I "learned" this one.
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:24 AM   #19
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My understanding is the monitor goes to sleep after 15 minutes if the vehicle is not in motion. EEZtire website states this regarding winter storage.


36. Is there anything special I need to do for Winter Storage?
Answer: Itís a good idea to remove the sensors and monitor from your vehicle if parked for an extended time, especially in cold or hot weather. Store the system in a warm location. Mark each sensors wheel position or store them in an egg carton so they can be replaced in the same wheel position to avoid having to do a new set up. Sensors use power when they are under air pressure even with the monitor shut off.
"Extended period of time" is the key here. We use ours often, so I don't bother.

I plugged mine in before a trip to check the pressures early this year and couldn't get pressures on some. I emailed about it, and the response was that it'd gone to sleep. They probably meant the receiver. At any rate, when I started rolling it started working.

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I must be in the dark. Where are you sensors located?

These are sensors thart we put on the tire valves, tst, tireminder, etc.
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Just removed them today, on both the RV and toad.
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I used to remove my original Pressure Pro sensors for winter storage because they went to a zero-power state when no air pressure present. When I replaced them after about 5-6 years (PP has permanent batteries), I learned that the new version had an automatic "sleep" and did not need to be removed to extend battery life. I stopped removing the sensors after that.
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Thanks for the responses. Sounds like I will be ok (TST 507). I wonder how long these batteries generally last, resting for six months. Actually, mine rest most of the time.
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Thanks for the responses. Sounds like I will be ok (TST 507). I wonder how long these batteries generally last, resting for six months. Actually, mine rest most of the time.

The original batteries in my 507 kit lasted just over a year. The replacements I put in went 2 years. We put around 8K miles per year on our RV.
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Battery life depends on how often the RV travels. I do have to say that the original Chinese brand batteries in mine barely lasted a year. Like I said above, some folks report that theirs have lasted several years
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Thanks for the responses. Sounds like I will be ok (TST 507). I wonder how long these batteries generally last, resting for six months. Actually, mine rest most of the time.
A couple of my 507 flow-thru sensors still have the original batteries, I bought the system in 2013, however our MH has been parked in the garage for all but a few months since Feb. 2016.
I buy replacement batteries at flea markets @ $1 for a card of 10 batteries from China. A couple of said batteries were DOA, but I expected that, still money ahead.
They last as long as the OEM batteries IMO.
I do not remove the 10 transmitters unless a battery change is required.
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