TyreGuard (TPMS) FAQs
Question No. 1
How many tyres will the unit monitor?
The TPMS will monitor the air pressure and temperature of up to 22 tyres with a pressure range of 0 to 145 psi as long as the furthest sensor is no more than 7.6 meters from the monitor. You can increase the range by a further 8 meters using a booster (Part No. 1020) as a mid point link to the monitor and the furthest sensor.
Question No. 2
Is there any chance of the sensor leaking air at the valve?
The sensors are screwed onto the valves - the exact same way the valve caps are currently screwed onto the head of each tyre valve. The valve would have to fail in the first instance and this would alert the sensor to a tyre pressure variance and would therefore sound the alarm as well as signal the flashing red led light on the tyre monitor located in the vehicle.
Question No. 3
Could the tyreguard be used on the valve of airbag suspension?
- The valves on the air bags are the same screw-on thread as all automotive valves
- Providing the air bags are under 145 psi
- The air bags are not subject to varying in pressure by more than 3psi within two minutes.
If the pressure/s do vary above this 3psi rate within this time frame then the alarm and led light will be constantly alerting you that one/both is/are leaking, when in fact this may not be the case.
Question No. 4
The manual shows diagrams of the alignment and standard pressure modes, also of the various fault modes. However there is nothing on the Stand- by mode. What does the stand- by mode screen look like?
The standby mode/sleep mode is when no action is being taken with the monitor and the backlight of the screen dims. All you will see then is an outline of the vehicle. However whenever you press a button, open the car door or make any sudden movement the monitor will generally light up as it is motion sensitive. The term we use for standby mode is the mode other than alignment or standard pressure setting mode. You will know when you are in standby mode, 1, you will only see the tyres of the sensors you have aligned and 2, when you press the left or right button it will scroll through each wheels current pressure, then current temperature, then move to the next wheels current pressure, then current temperature and so on. Whereas in standard pressure setting mode pressing the left or right buttons will increase or decrease the pressure setting of the current wheel selected. Therefore theoretically there are 2 modes in standby mode. The monitor will go to sleep but still be active when no action is being taken in standby mode.
Question No. 5
I presume the Power off mode shows a blank screen. What is the difference between the stand by mode and the Power off mode, and what is the point of having the monitor in stand-by if it still provides a warning in power -off?
The monitor will never power off unless the battery goes flat or you physically power it off by pressing the centre button in standby mode for 8+ seconds. Initially you will hear a beep after 5 seconds, but continue to hold the button down for a further 3+ seconds and the monitor will eventually completely turn off. When the monitor is in standby mode, if no action is taken with the monitor for approx. 5 seconds the backlight will go out and the monitor will be in
sleep mode so to speak, to save on battery power. This does not mean that the monitor is off and I think this is where the confusion is? You may believe the monitor to be off but in fact it is only asleep and is still receiving signals from the sensors and providing a warning when necessary.
Question No. 6
My monitor is plugged into a permanent power supply that is not linked to the ignition. Does this create any problems as I can always plug it into the cigarette lighter which is linked to the ignition?
No, this shouldn't create any problems as it has a rechargeable battery. The only reason you need a power supply is to recharge the battery or keep the battery charged. So whether it is linked to the ignition or not should make no difference.
Queston No. 7
Can I run insulation tape around the Sensor Caps to help protect them from stones, sticks etc. during this type of travel?
This is an excellent idea and we encourage those users who plan to travel off-road using their TPMS Sensors that they use some insulation tape to further protect TPMS Sensors from any damage. Will the addition of tape disturb the wireless signal from the Sensor to the TPMS Monitor? No.
Question No. 8
I have the following error message on my screen: 0--0 and battery icon flashing on the screen, what do I do?
If the display on monitor is always flashing with 0--0 and battery icon, please return it to the place of purchase for a warranty claim.