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Offline windtrader

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Re: TireTraker monitoring systems
« Reply #60 on: September 24, 2018, 09:27:52 PM »
Cheese, PressurePro sensors must be discarded once the battery is spent. The company does offer an exchange program to get a new sensor after trading in the old one. The reason I read for the permanently sealed sensor was more waterproof. Maybe so but replacing an entire set every few years takes a bite from the wallet, especially when compared to free batteries from TireMinder.

If these are going on a commercial vehicle that runs year in year out in fair and poor wet weather, it's probably easy to justify especially if they do in fact keep all water out. For most busnuts, travelling far fewer miles and mostly in fair weather, not sure if it makes sense; did not to me.
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Offline chessie4905

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Re: TireTraker monitoring systems
« Reply #61 on: September 25, 2018, 04:36:33 AM »
One comment stated that they don't transmit when removed from vehicle, extending battery life when sitting over winter, and also that the new sensors have a longer battery life.
I haven't been able to access Pressure Pro's company site, which concerns me some. The other brands, no problem.
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Re: TireTraker monitoring systems
« Reply #62 on: September 25, 2018, 10:15:05 AM »
« Last Edit: September 25, 2018, 10:16:43 AM by windtrader »
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Re: TireTraker monitoring systems
« Reply #63 on: September 25, 2018, 11:31:10 AM »
Thanks, the site I came up with never opened.
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Re: TireTraker monitoring systems
« Reply #64 on: September 26, 2018, 09:48:37 PM »
Chessie, the site I had read went through a process of cutting the caps off the Pressure Pro sensor with a Dremel and replacing the battery.  It may need to be soldiered.  One would then have to glue it back together and seal it somehow.  I don't remember what battery it used, but it was one that was readily available.  It would seem that since the site that you posted and Pressure Pro themselves want the old sensors in exchange, they are doing just that anyway. But no doubt more competently than I would. 
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