Recently purchased a new Pressure Pro system and have a question that the instructions don't seem to address. When the MH is not going to be used for a month or longer, is it advisable to disconnect the receiving unit from the elecrical supply and remove the sending devices from the tires? Would that cause the sending units' batteries to last longer, or not?? Thanks for any and all replys. / Larry
Yes, removing the sensors will increase the battery life. I use a strofoam egg crate to store mine in. This lets me keep track of where they go, but you need to put something on top of them from moving around as they are not as large as eggs. Be careful to not loose the red seal from inside of them. No reason to leave the power on to the monitor. I mounted my monitor so it's antenna is sticking up in the side window which lets me pick up my toad when it's more than 100' behind the MH without a repeater.
*Not sure how they will go to sleep when not moving as they work off of pressure, not motion. You can check the pressure in the tires a month after you parked it without moving it.
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edited 06/19/12 06:57am by Ivylog *
This post is my opinion (free advice). It is not intended to influence anyone's judgment nor do I advocate anyone do what I propose.
For less than 6 months I would not recommend removing them. First they go into alarm when removed which will us a lot of battery on the sending units. Second each time you remove one that puts more wear on the gaskets which may cause future leaks. I have had mine 5 years now with original batteries and I have only removed them once to replace the tires.
Sensor battery life affected some, but VERY little UNLESS they start alarming for low pressure. My monitor is wired so it turns off with key, you might check what yours does.
When our sensors are not on the TT, they get put on wifes car (yes we have two monitors). Other set is left on TV. Thus ours are pretty much installed 24x7x365. Been over 8 years now. Keep expecting to need new batteries, but so far everything is great.
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I also remove mine from the MH and the Toad (for the toad I remove at each campsite where I'm going to use the toad my senders stick out past the rim and I don't want to rip one off if I hit the curb parking) I keep mine in a plastic fishing lure box a small one thats divided into six compartments it has a locking lid use a marker and mark each square where the sender came off i.e. inside right rear, outside right rear. I have 2nd lure box for toad marked r/f, l/f, r/r,l/r.
Take a SMALL amount of anti-sieze and put it on the lip of the valve stem then when you put on the sender it will lube the seal on the sender so when you take the sender off and on there is less chance of tearing red rubber seal in the sender.
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