FAQ's ~ Frequently Asked Questions
27. What happens when I disconnect a toad or trailer?
7. How many tires can I
9. Do you need a Signal
Booster for the tire pressure monitoring system?
It depends on each situation and setup. A signal booster is recommended to effectively receive the signals from each sensor, when there may be interference from electronics, RV construction, length, etc. Model TT100A is a hard wired kit, designed to be connected to 12 volt power. Most Diesel Pusher RV's, RV's longer than 36', Aluminum Skinned RV's and 5th Wheels longer than 36' will require a Signal Booster.
valve stems required with a
TireTraker™ TPMS? Metal stems are highly
recommended for a Motorcycle System.
The TireTraker™ TPMS sensors weigh only 0.5 ounces (without battery) and do not require metal valve stems. However, we always recommend metal stems be installed whether you have a TPMS or not.
Metal stems are highly recommended for a Motorcycle System.
12. Why does my manual
pressure gauge list slightly different pressures than
The TireTraker™ TPMS are highly sophisticated electronic wireless tire pressure monitoring devices. Electronic systems have been proven to report much more accurate pressures that the standard tire pressure gauge. We suggest that you utilize your manual gauge to periodically check your tires, but to rely on your TireTraker™ TPMS for better accuracy.
13. Why did I fail to get a
signal from a sensor during installation?
Higher radio frequency (RF) transmissions travel mostly via straight lines and along line-of-sight pathways. The TireTraker™ TPMS sensors are required to accomplish the difficult task of transmitting a low power FCC approved signal from the vehicles tires to the monitor. If a sensor fails to be recognized within 30 seconds during initial installation, remove the sensor for 10 seconds and retry. If you are using an optional signal booster kit, reposition the booster for possible better reception.
14. What if I need to make
changes to the system setup?
Once you have programmed the sensors to their original tire position, you will need to delete a sensor from a location first, and then reprogram to a different position. Be sure to also change the baseline pressure if there is any change.
15. What if I need to
change the baseline pressure setting for any or all tires?
Simply go to the 'Pressure Setting Mode' and adjust the baseline pressure for the tires desired. The monitor will update and utilize the new baseline pressure after 20 minutes.
16. What can cause a 'No
A 'No Signal Warning' can be caused from a low battery in a sensor, excessive distance between the sensor and the monitor, external radio interference or excessive metal in coach construction, etc. A Signal Booster will alleviate this problem in most cases.
17. How are the monitors
The monitors are powered by an internal rechargeable battery with a detachable 12 volt accessory plug or Micro USB plug. The monitors come slightly charged for programming, and we suggest that you plug the monitors into the power source initially for 6 hours to receive a full charge. Once charged, the monitors will operate up to 30 days without a charge, and will display a 'monitor' icon when needing a charge. This is extremely convenient if you need your 12 volt accessory receptacle for other equipment (toad brakes, GPS, computer, etc.). It also allows you to conveniently walk around your vehicles with the monitors during programming and when checking tires.
18. What happens when I
remove the sensors to inflate or check the pressure in my tires?
It is recommended that tire pressures be checked regularly using a high-quality pressure gauge when the tires are at ambient temperatures, in addition to the use of a tire pressure monitoring system. Remove the sensor, check pressure, and inflate if necessary. When you return the sensor to the valve stem, the sensor will begin to read the current pressure and return to its normal operation.
19. What should be done if
an alarm is activated?
Immediately pull over and check tire. Physically check the tire and repair, if necessary. Be sure to check valve stem for damage. Soap the valve stem to identify any leaks.
20. How do I mount the
The TireTraker™ TPMS come with a Mounting Bracket with Universal Cradle (except TT-3000 system) that can be used on any appropriate surface. Also, many customers simply use Hook and Loop tape (Velcro). Because of each monitor's small size, it is very easy to find a convenient location. Some customers have even attached the monitors to the center of the steering wheel with the Hook and Loop tape.
21. Can I use tire valve
Most tire valve extensions will work properly. We suggest purchasing quality extensions, and checking them regularly. An advantage with the TireTraker™ TPMS is the fact that it will alert even if the extender begins to fail and lose pressure.
23. What should I do if a
sensor is lost or damaged?
If a sensor is lost or damaged and needs replacing, visit our website at www.tiretraker.com or call us at 866-200-9773 to place an order for a new sensor.
24. How do I replace a the
battery in a sensor?
One of the best advantages of the TireTraker™ TPMS is the ability to change the batteries in the sensors. Other systems require you to purchase a new sensor after a period of time when their batteries expire. With the TireTraker™ TPMS, you can simply purchase new lithium batteries (CR1632) and replace them as needed yourself. Expected sensor battery life is 1-2 years. When the battery is low, a 'sensor' icon will display on the monitor to show low battery.
25. Does the TireTraker™
TPMS work with a tow vehicle?
Yes, the systems works well with the majority of tow vehicles: auto, truck, fifth wheel, boat trailer, horse trailer and others. The monitors on the TireTraker™ TPMS is extremely flexible for a variety of applications.
27. What happens when I
disconnect a toad or trailer?
On the TT-500, there is a function that will allow the operator to view either the front or rear vehicle seperately. On the TT-400, when you disconnect a toad or trailer, the monitors will continue to show the toad or trailer tire locations and last pressures although it is not being monitored. Sensors on the existing vehicle will continue to send a signal and be monitored. When the toad or trailer is again connected, the sensors on that vehicle will again report the current information.