Great TPMS setup for your 4WD or car when you have only 4 tyre’s that need live pressure monitoring. Easy to install and the system turns off and on automatically as the sensors are activated by movement. You can also choose bar or PSI as your setting so you can choose the unit of measure that you prefer. Can also be used on your caravan or trailer* as can handle distance of up to 25m from dash to axle.
The tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) monitors tyre pressure/temperature status in real time, which will transmit data to the screen on your dash/windscreen and has an alarm and flashing warning icon if there is a problem. You can set the high and low alarms pressures between 7PSI – 50PSI. So for example if you have the low pressure alarm set at 30PSI when a tyre reaches this pressure the unit will beep and flash to warn you. Same goes for the high pressure alarm. In addition, there is also a alarm if the tyre increases or decreases in pressure too quickly so you will be warned of slow leaks etc.
This TPMS system is suitable for any vehicle with four tyres with the maximum pressure of 55psi. You have a wide range to set your low and high pressure alarms and this is easy to do. Also you can set the temperature alarm so you will get a warning if it reaches this level. Temperature can be handy as this can link to other issues such as bearing issues etc.
Long wireless range up to 25m so no problem if you need to use them on a longer vehicle or on your wheels of your caravan or trailer you are towing*.(You can even use 2 units) With this range you can be confident that you will get accurate readings to the tyre pressure monitoring display on your dash. If there is a issue with range we also have a repeater that you can buy here.
LCD screen that sticks to you windscreen, comes with a quality sticking pad so you can choose where you want to put your system. Attaching to the window screen allows you to be able to easily see the display and keeps clutter off your dash. Bright backlight and easy to read numbers allows you to see the status of your tyres easily.
Solar charging so you can just stick it and forget it. Has a built in battery so if you do not see any sun for a few days that is not a problem. Also, it turns off when there has been no movement from the wheels so no problem when stored in garage or under cover.
External Wheel sensors
Which are easy to install, have a two year battery life* and are weather proof. Built to last and be accurate with accuracy +/- .15psi. After two years if the battery does go flat it is easier to replace and just takes a common CR1632 battery.
Display Size: 92mm x 87mm x 50mm
Wheel Sensor Size & Weight: 21mm x 17mm – 9grams
I need 8 sensors can I use two of these units?
Yes you can use two of these TPMS units together so this will give your 8 tyre readings. So you can have one for the tow vehicle and one for whatever you are towing. If there is range issues which you really need to test and see as most the time they are fine you can add a repeater. Or you can look at one of our larger units.
Do they do temperature readings?
Yes the sensors read both the pressure and temperature in your tyres. This is then displayed on the LCD. It is very interesting to see the relation between temperature and tyre pressure. This can also help you detect problems early if there is a higher temperature in one tyre.
Will the tyre sensors last?
Yes we have tried and tested these units to make sure that they last with what Australia can dish at them! Dust, Salt Water, Water, Sand, Corrugations, Dust, Corrugations, Dust…
Can I use 5 sensors as want one on my spare tyre?
Yes you can with this setup you can add an extra sensor giving you 5 sensors. The spare will show up on a different screen. So it will show 4 sensors for 10 seconds then change to the 5th sensor screen for 10 seconds then back to the 4 sensor screen. If there is an issue with any tyre it will go to this screen and stay on it. Just need to buy one of these sensors here
Does this come with batteries and can I get spare batteries and spares?
Yes the tyre sensors all come with batteries installed. And for replacement batteries they take a common CR1632 type battery that you can buy from supermarkets etc. Also yes we do sell spare wheel sensors and parts if needed. Spare sensors are here.
Do I need to balance my tyres after installing the sensors?
A sensor weighs 9 grams so they will be fine without balancing. We do suggest you leave them on when you next get your tyres rotated and balanced which should be every 10,000km.
How does its solar power work?
When solar energy is available, the device will use solar energy to power itself, and not use stored power in the battery. When it’s overcast or dark, this is when the device uses stored battery power. The device also charges the battery via solar (when available and not in use) but it’s not as fast nor as powerful as USB charging, so if you rely on solar power alone to charge it, it will eventually run flat. We reccommend charging via USB (cables acquired separately) until full once you receive the unit. You will only need to do this once (if solar energy is frequently available) prior to first use.
Use Cases: Where it came in handy
- Notice that one of my tyres was losing pressure on the TPMS unit display when I would start up in the morning. Looked fine visually but hard to tell. Swapped two sensors around to make sure it was not a sensor playing up and the pressure was still going down. Off to the tyre shop and they checked it out and found a nail in there which was giving a slow leak. Would never have noticed otherwise and would have been driving around with only 29psi in the tyre.
- Great system to see how much pressure really is in them and what it goes up to when driving on the sand. The deflator gauges normally show 1-2psi higher so can squeeze a bit more out of them. Also helped me pick up when I had lost some air after a massive bump from 12psi down to 8psi. So could pump it back up and not roll it off the rim so easy.
How it works:
When you open your car it detects the vibration and the windscreen unit will turn on showing last pressures and temps when you stopped last. Then you start driving and this wakes up the wheel sensors. These then sends updated data to the dash unit every 10mins this may seem like a long time but it means long battery life and if there is anything wrong it changes to 15 seconds. If there is an issue with pressure or temperature (Pressure too high or low, Quick Increase or Decrease in pressure or High Temp) then it will send data every 15 seconds to keep you updated. When one of these things happens you will also get a flashing display and a alarm (Beep, Beep). Once you hop out of the car the dash unit will turn off after 10 mins.
*Batteries may or may not last up to two years on some units (depending on use and battery condition). Batteries not covered by the product warranty.
“Fantastic and easy to install. Have put two units in my Ranger one for the ute and one for van.”
“Great to have and allows me to ensure I have the correct pressure in my tyres to ensure I get the best out of them.”
“Interesting to see the pressure when on the sand and how much it goes up. I let them down to 10psi which is really 11psi and then after some driving they are up to 13-14psi.”
Pairing wheel sensors – Can help calibrate pressure and temp readings, Also if you need to replace a sensor.
Setting Alarms – This is when you will get a warning for low or high pressure readings. Also the high temperature alarm.
Changing Sensor Batteries – How to replace the batteries in the wheel sensors. They are just common CR batteries.
Want to know more then have a read up about TPMS in this Wiki link here.
*Some caravan setups may need a repeater. This all depends on your set-up (length, obstacles etc.).
**5th tyre/spare data is not displayed real time as the display only has room for four main sensor. If an issue with the 5th tyre/spare comes up, the display will automatically scroll to that. There is currently no option to force the display to show the 5th tyre/spare data when there are no issues with it.