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Old 06-20-2019, 09:13 AM   #1
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TPMS Question

I am considering buying a TPMS for our TT and I'm wondering if there is a TPMS out there that immediately notifies when a senor stops working or responding.

So many of the TPMS systems I've looked at don't tell you how long it takes for the system to notify you when a sensor fails to respond. Some take as long as 10 minutes, some take even longer and during that time they continue to display the "last know value". I read a post where someone must have skimmed too close to a curb and the sensor with the valve stem was ripped from the tire. The tire went flat and since there was no sensor to inform of a pressure drop, there was no alarm or any indication of problem until another driver alerted him to the problem. Its just me but I'd rather have the display say "lost connection" or something like that, than to continue to display the last value it received.
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We have a TireMinder system with 10 sensors. 6 for the MH, 4 for the Jeep toad. If a battery goes dead, like Iíve lost the sensor, the head unit will say LOS ( loss of signal) and indicate which sensor.

A curious note, Iíve briefly experienced LOS on random sensors while going through or around cities with lots of traffic. I attribute the LOS to interference from other vehicles. Seems every vehicle nowadays has its own WiFi. Just like microwave oven can interfere with cell phones or home WiFi, I believe the other vehicles are interfering with my sensor and the head unit signals. Anyway, once the traffics starts thinning out, the sensor always comes back.

Guess itís telling me to stay away from the cities!
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We have a TireMinder system with 10 sensors. 6 for the MH, 4 for the Jeep toad. If a battery goes dead, like Iíve lost the sensor, the head unit will say LOS ( loss of signal) and indicate which sensor....
after what time delay? minutes? seconds?
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after what time delay? minutes? seconds?
You took the words right out of my mouth!

I think can tolerate sensors occasionally dropping on and off due to conditions, like driving in congested areas. I just don't want to driving down the road, fat dumb and happy looking at old info.
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I use an eezrv Products TPMS4 system and have been pretty happy with it. I have one sensor that tends to drop occasionally and the monitor notifies me immediately when it can read it. I get a "beep" sound and the monitor simply provides dashes (--) for both the PSI and temp when that particular tire/sensor displays. To resolve the issue, I just turn the monitor off and on. Give it about 10 minutes and all the tires get readings again. I probably need to reprogram that particular sensor, but I've not gotten around to it yet.
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I use an eezrv Products TPMS4 system and have been pretty happy with it. I have one sensor that tends to drop occasionally and the monitor notifies me immediately when it can read it. I get a "beep" sound and the monitor simply provides dashes (--) for both the PSI and temp when that particular tire/sensor displays. To resolve the issue, I just turn the monitor off and on. Give it about 10 minutes and all the tires get readings again. I probably need to reprogram that particular sensor, but I've not gotten around to it yet.
The battery could be getting weak in that sensor.
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You took the words right out of my mouth!



I think can tolerate sensors occasionally dropping on and off due to conditions, like driving in congested areas. I just don't want to driving down the road, fat dumb and happy looking at old info.


When driving, and losing the signal, I do not know the time when the sensor signal quits to the time the head unit notifies me.

The only thing I can go by, and assume itís the same for LOS, is this... when I put a sensor on, and the head unit recognizes the sensor and shows me the pressure. I then unscrew the sensor to ensure the head unit notifies me. This is usually between 10-15 seconds. I screw it back on and it shows good, again between 10-15 seconds.
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I use an eezrv Products TPMS4 system and have been pretty happy with it. I have one sensor that tends to drop occasionally and the monitor notifies me immediately when it can read it. I get a "beep" sound and the monitor simply provides dashes (--) for both the PSI and temp when that particular tire/sensor displays. To resolve the issue, I just turn the monitor off and on. Give it about 10 minutes and all the tires get readings again. I probably need to reprogram that particular sensor, but I've not gotten around to it yet.
I also use the EEZ RV TPMS system (T515) with 10 sensors - 6 for the MH and 4 for the toad. According to the manual, it immediately gives notice of a "fast leakage". I haven't tested to see how fast "immediate" is, but my assumption is that immediate is immediate. We've been very happy with the system for 3.5 years. The range on the sensors is very good - no need for the booster in the toad.
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The battery could be getting weak in that sensor.
Could be. I'll swap in a new battery just to be sure. Thanks.
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That's the easy, first thing to try. That fixed 2 problems for me in the past. Please post your results.
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