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  • Another Tire Pressure Monitor Plugin

    I know there is already a solution for TPMS, but it did not really fit my needs. My Carputer is in a Class B RV, and I run E-rated tires which can take tire pressure up to 80 PSI. So the current unit had limits on the sensors available. This led me to search for another solution. I ended up with PressurePro at: http://advantagepressurepro.com/

    Pressure Pro is geared for RVís and Big Rigs. They have three different units that all are RS232 capable.

    Pressure Pro 10
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    Pressure Pro 16
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    Pressure Pro 34
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    There are warnings for low tire pressure 12%, and 25%, High temperature, Low Battery Sensor, and also the plugin monitors for lost sensors.
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    The pressure pro tire sensors replace your existing valve caps, which make installation pretty easy. The plugin also has a setup routine to learn the sensors and nominal setpoints each tire sensor has.

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    The sensors go for about $50.00 each. The monitors are about $180.00 to $225.00. The RS232 cable is about $15.00. I use this in my camper, and I am about 90% code complete. The Pressure Pro 10 can be used for your standard 4 Tire car
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  • #2
    Looks very good so far! Great find on the hardware too! Looking forward to your finished product. Keep up the great work! SNO

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    • #3
      Very nice job !

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      • #4
        Tyre cap ones are easier to self install which is good.

        However I would be worried about them getting knicked. Seeing as my current valve caps go missing on a regular basis as it is.

        But having an RS232 interface built in is very good, assuming of course you have a board that still has an RS232 port.
        Last edited by Enforcer; 11-17-2012, 08:46 PM.

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        • #5
          Somewhere around $500 for the receiver, antenna, power cable and 4 sensors?

          VegasGuy

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          • #6
            Any idea how long will the sensor batteries will last before each sensor has to be replaced?
            Palm sized ainol MiniPC, 8" Transreflective PRO, Win10, Reverse camera, Dual 10HZ GPS RX's for Speed Display & Sat Nav, FM-DAB & Phone Modules, iDrive interface. T-Screen HVAC control, custom microcontrollers, microcode and FE.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mickz View Post
              Any idea how long will the sensor batteries will last before each sensor has to be replaced?
              Quality in-tire sensors claim 5-7 years battery life (longer than the tires, probably), so I would think these would be in that range too. Maybe a little less due to the size of the battery in the cap.

              VegasGuy

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              • #8
                Thanks, so basically looking at shelf life, I'll have to start looking at something like this then as it's about the only option I would like to add to my install.
                Palm sized ainol MiniPC, 8" Transreflective PRO, Win10, Reverse camera, Dual 10HZ GPS RX's for Speed Display & Sat Nav, FM-DAB & Phone Modules, iDrive interface. T-Screen HVAC control, custom microcontrollers, microcode and FE.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mickz View Post
                  Thanks, so basically looking at shelf life, I'll have to start looking at something like this then as it's about the only option I would like to add to my install.
                  I was thinking just about the same thing...

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                  • #10
                    The sensors are good for 4-6 years. Existing owners can get the batteries replaced for about $35.00 a sensor. They also sell a lock kit that pretty much just some jam nuts. I have had these on my van for over six months with out any issues, but I share the same concerns.

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                    Monitor installed on Visor

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                    • #11
                      A first RR plugin version is ready ?

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                      • #12
                        looks good, found a source for a bit less money.

                        As far as the plug-in I have a feature suggestion, one you may have thought of. an easy way to bypass alerts when you happen to not have your trailer with you.
                        TruckPC - gutted, being used for test setup
                        BoatPC - All in 1 in cuddy, N7 using VNC on dash, RR
                        BlazerPC - Nexus 7 with Timur's USBROM

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