PressurePro Frequently-Asked Questions
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Below are some typical Frequently-Asked Questions:
- 17. Why after installation do pressure readings drop on display but the actual tire pressure remains correct?
1. Yes. PressurePro™ will simultaneously read the largest size RV or off-road vehicle and the vehicle it tows. PressurePro™ will work on all types of vehicles (boat trailers/horse trailers, trucks, RVs, cars, etc.) with up to 64 wheel positions, if needed.
More about how PressurePro™ monitors tire air pressure.
2. The Monitor draws 25mA to 150mA of power. It’s possible the Monitor could drain the vehicle’s battery over an extended period of time. If storing for more than a couple of months, it’s advised to unplug Monitor and remove Sensors (see “Tips” section).
Plug in Monitor first, and then replace Sensors before driving again.
3. No. Hardwiring is an even better option as it reduces back feed interference.
Connect the red wire to a 12-volt DC positive power source (direct wire to
the battery is not required). The black wire should be connected to a ground
or chassis (backside of cigarette plug receptacle that is not wired through the key switch.)
4. Monitor will display “00″ reading. After 5 minutes, the Monitor displays
3 dashes (- – -). Removing Sensors for 60 seconds allows a new “BASELINE” reading to be accepted. (The Monitor will also confirm Sensor’s proposed depicted position on the Monitor.)
5. After an “Alert” has been acknowledged with a button press (or 15
minutes have passed) and the location lights have turned off, the audible alert will periodically “sound” for a short duration to remind you of the alert.
7. When you receive a low Sensor Battery alert, contact your dealer/distributor.
The Sensor should be returned for replacement. The cost of a replaced “Sensor” is less than the cost of a new Sensor. Contact your dealer/distributor for information.
a. Within 60 seconds of screwing Sensor onto the valve stem.
b. Every 5 minutes while updating, under normal conditions. However, if there is a low-pressure tire, an alarm over-rides the 5-minute update. When a tire loses 12 1/2% psi, the driver will immediately be notified by an alarm. The monitor will blink the location of that tire and will read out the pressure in the window.
c. At a 12.5% drop from baseline pressure.
d. At a 25% drop from baseline pressure.
e. At the Upper Pressure alert level
f. When a Sensor is removed from its valve stem.
15. If the green light on Monitor does not come on, make sure the cord is properly plugged into the Monitor. Make sure the red light on the cord is on and the cord is plugged into the lighter receptacle. Check the fuse located in the cigarette lighter end of the cord by unscrewing the black ring (at the silver tip) of the plug. Replace only with a 2 Amp fast-blow fuse.
16. Higher radio frequency (RF) transmissions propagate mostly via straight lines and along line-of-sight pathways. PressurePro™ Sensors are required to accomplish a daunting task – transmitting from the vehicle’s tires to the Monitor. If a Sensor fails to give a pressure reading, move the Monitor slightly and wait 5 minutes for new signals to report.
Try the following procedures separately, in order, until the problem is resolved:
Unscrew the Sensor and again, hand-tighten and listen for the release
of air to the Sensor. (Be sure the Sensor and valve stem are not cross-threaded.)
Make sure the proper dill valve is installed in your valve stem. Replace
the dill valve if necessary, as it can be worn or defective.
If condition still persists, contact your Distributor/Dealer or PressurePro™ .
Check that the power cord is plugged in securely to the receptacle on the
Monitor. If the cigarette receptacle is always “hot”, be sure all
connections are secure. A red LED light on the plug is lit when cord is powered.
Check fuse located in the lighter plug-in end of the cord by unscrewing the
black ring (at the silver tip) of the plug. Replace only with a 2 Amp fast-blow
Check the vehicle’s fuse to the power source.
19. The Monitor has the capability of offering pressure values in alternate Metric, as well as PSI units. The observation of the erroneous pressure values for all locations can sometimes be the first indication that the Monitor has been placed into an alternate Metric pressure unit.
Units can be selected/changed by unplugging the Monitor, then re-powering
while simultaneously holding down the round button (the “ON” or “SET” button).
The alternate unit abbreviations will briefly show in the Monitor’s
read-out window each time you plug in the Monitor.
For North American PressurePro™ users, if the Monitor is not reading
out in “PSI”, change the Metric readout per the above procedure,
until you observe a “PSI” read-out. Wait 5 minutes for all of the Sensors to send updated readings.
20. PressurePro has great versatility, in that one can take the Monitor out of one vehicle and put it in another vehicle, and then move the Sensors to the
other vehicle (as long as they are in the same position), i.e. front left Sensor
goes on the front left of the alternate vehicle etc.
The Monitor remembers the location of the Sensors and will record the new
tire pressures. The PressurePro TPMS system can be used on any import or domestic car or truck, including Ford, Toyota, etc. (anything with pneumatic tires).
21. The Sensor should be returned for replacement. The cost of a replaced “Sensor” is less than the cost of a new Sensor. You will get a brand new, updated Sensor with new batteries. Contact your dealer/distributor for information.
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