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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.

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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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    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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    Very nice job !

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    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.

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

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    Any idea how long will the sensor batteries will last before each sensor has to be replaced?
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    Quote 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.

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    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.
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    Quote 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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    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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