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For those who own this system, what is the sensor life you are getting? How long do the batteries last? And are you happy with the system? I have the 510 system now, but want to be able to change my own batteries. Thanks in advance for the answers.

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I usually get 2-3 years out of a battery, but I do take them off when the trailer is in storage. If you leave them on 24-7 the battery life will be shorter. But batteries are cheap: about $.80 each if you buy them online.

The system works well with one caveat: the time it takes for the monitor to notify you that it has lost contact with a sensor can take up to an hour. That's a real con IMO. I think the new systems come with a repeater, which should make most contact issues not a problem.


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I leave mine on all the time and they last for about two years.

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I switched from a 510 to a 507 color monitor in January. Too early to tell about the batteries, but I can tell you that I really like the visibility of the new monitor. I'd have to angle the old one up to get light reflecting off it so I could see the numbers. Not any more.


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2-3 years also. So I replace all of them at the same time, every 2 seasons.

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My 507 system is almost 9 years old. I am hoping the original monitor will die so I can justify one of the new color ones. Oh well, such is life. I only replace my batteries when they die and they last a couple of years even when not removing them when not traveling. OK, I'm lazy. I have had 2 sensors fail over 9 years of full time use.


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Thank you all for the answers. I am about to upgrade from the 510 system. I am OK with the performance, but not the battery life of the sensors. The 510's are not user replaceable.

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I've had my 507 series since early 2012 and have replaced the batteries twice in 7 years. I leave my sensors on 24/7. It's my understanding that there is no power draw unless the sensors are transmitting to a powered up receiver. I could be wrong about that but that's what I remember hearing.


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The sensors always transmit if they detect pressure, monitor or no monitor.

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