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Where is Pressurepro manufactured?
In the USA.  PressurePro is designed, developed and manufactured in Lansing, MI at Lectronics, LLC.  Advantage PressurePro has a partner in China that distributes the product to the Eastern hemisphere but does NOT manufacture the product.
 
How reliable is PressurePro for different vehicles and conditions?  PressurePro has been designed and tested to work
under all types of conditions. Reliability of the communication signal is the key to PressurePro systems. A strong signal and sensitivity to the communication requires a unique engineering design to capture the signal under all types of conditions including outside electronic interference, weather and other vehicles. As with cell phones, signal interference is always a possibility, but PressurePro has been designed with redundant signals to ensure greater reliability at all times and under all types of conditions.

 

Can I monitor an RV and a towed vehicle at the same time?
Yes. PressurePro will read the largest RV and a vehicle it tows. PressurePro will work on all types of vehicles with up to 34 wheel positions if needed.

 

How strong is the signal?
PressurePro will read up to 100 feet under most conditions. Radio signals have restrictions placed by law and PressurePro complies with all regulations and FCC guidelines. The signal from the sensor is strong and specific to the receiver, which is tuned for sensitivity to the sensor signal.

 

Will PressurePro work on all types of vehicles?
Yes. From delivery trucks to RV's to 22 wheel commercial trucks PressurePro will read up to 199 PSI and from 1 to 34 tire positions.

 

For inside duals with inward facing stems can you make it easier?
PressurePro alleviates part of the problem by monitoring tire pressure constantly, alerting when pressure is low and saving you the trouble of having to reach the inside tires to check pressure. No need to manually check tire pressures - using PressurePro makes tire pressure maintenance quick and easy. Another consideration is to use valve stem extensions that face outward and can be reached from the outside dual area.

 

Can I use PressurePro with equalizers I have on my duals?
Yes, systems like this can be used with PressurePro. While the advantage of PressurePro is its ability to check and keep tabs on each tire individually, it is adaptable to work with other systems.

 

Why is tire pressure important?
Government and Industry studies show that keeping tires properly inflated reduces stresses and heat on the tire casing increasing safety and tread life. Properly inflated tires roll easier than tires low on pressure, giving greater fuel efficiency and saving money. Tires last longer saving natural resources and decreasing the waste problem caused by worn out tires. Greater safety is provided for you, passengers, equipment and others who share the road when tire pressure is kept at the proper levels.

 

How long will the batteries last?
Our sensors are completely sealed to keep moisture out. When the system indicates low sensor battery power, a new sensor should be ordered. For most vehicles including RV's and trucks, sensor batteries are expected to last for approximately 3-3 ½ years and the entire sensor can be replaced at a reduced cost.

 

Is theft a problem?
Sensor locks are now available, however, theft has not been a problem. With the increased interest in tire pressure monitoring and the increased use of monitoring systems, theft could happen without the sensor locks. PressurePro alerts when a sensor is removed from the system but as with anything, if it is installed, it can be stolen. Our experience indicates that theft has not been a significant problem.

 

CAN I STORE MY VEHICLE WITH THE MONITOR ON? The Monitor draws 25mA to 150mA of power. It’s possible the Monitor could drain the vehicle's battery over an extended period of time. If storing for more than 1 month, it’s advised to unplug Monitor and remove the Sensors (see “Tips” section). Plug in Monitor and replace Sensors before driving again.

 

DOES MONITOR NEED TO BE POWERED BY LIGHTER ACCESSORY?

No. Hardwiring is an even better option as it reduces back feed interference. Connect the red wire to a 12volt DC positive power source (direct wire to the battery is not required). The black wire should be connected to a ground or chassis. (NOTE: green and white wires can be clipped off, as they are not necessary.)

 

CAN MONITOR BE USED INDEPENDENTLY ON FRONT/BACK VEHICLE? Yes see “F/B” Button in “Monitor Button Functions” Section.

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I REMOVE A SENSOR TO INFLATE A TIRE? Monitor will display “00” reading. After 5 min, the Monitor displays 3 dashes (---). Removing sensors for 60 seconds allows a new “BASELINE” reading to be accepted.

 

WHAT IS THE “REMINDER” ALERT?

After an “Alert” has been acknowledged with a button press (or 15 minutes have passed) and the location lights have turned off, the audible alert will periodically “sound” for a short duration to remind you of the alert.

 

HOW DO I DELETE A SENSOR?

Refer to “Monitor Button Functions” Section of the installation manual, “Deleting a Location”.

 

CAN I DELETE ALL SENSORS AT ONCE?

Yes, holding the SET button down for 30 seconds will erase all Sensors installed.

 

WHAT DO I DO ABOUT A LOW SENSOR BATTERY ALERT?

When you receive a Low Sensor Battery alert, contact Best RV and Truck Supply (888-828-1893). The Sensor should be returned for replacement. The cost of a replaced “Sensor” is less than the cost of a new Sensor. Contact

us for information.

 

CAN I USE A SEALANT OR EQUALIZER POWDER IN THE TIRE WITH PRESSUREPRO? 

It’s recommended to use a filtered Dill Valve if using sealants or equalizing substances. Sealant can plug up the valve core and shut off pressures in stems.

 

WHAT SHOULD BE DONE IF A LOW PRESSURE ALERT IS SOUNDED?

Immediately pull over and check low tire. Physically check tire and repair. Be sure to check valve stem for damage. Soap entire area to check for any leaks.

 

TIRE PRESSURES WHILE DRIVING GO UP DO I NEED TO DO ANYTHING?

No. While driving, tires become hot, increasing pressure. A pressure increase of 10% to 20% is common, especially in hot weather at high speeds.

 

WHEN DO MY SENSORS TRANSMIT?

Sensors will transmit data under the following conditions:

1. Within 60 seconds of screwing Sensor onto the valve stem.

2. Every 5 minutes while updating, under normal conditions.

3. At a 12.5% drop from baseline pressure.

4. At a 25% drop from baseline pressure.

5. When removed from the valve stem.

 

IF I UNPLUG OR LOSE POWER, MUST I REPROGRAM MONITOR?

No, settings are retained. Monitor will display 3 dashes (---) until Sensors send a new updated reading within its normal 5-minute reporting period.

 

POWER CORD & FUSE If the green light on Monitor does not come on, make sure the cord is properly plugged into the Monitor. Make sure the red light on the cord is on and the cord is plugged into the lighter receptacle. Check the fuse located in the cigarette lighter end by unscrewing the black ring (at the silver tip) of the plug. Replace only with a 2 Amp fast-blow

fuse.

 

DO I NEED TO REBALANCE MY TIRES WHEN USING A SENSOR?

The 2/3 oz. sensor, on large tires (RV/Truck), seldom necessitate tire balance be reassessed. Smaller tires may require adding a ½ oz weight opposite the Sensor.

 

DURING INSTALLATION, NO SIGNAL WAS RECEIVED FROM THE SENSOR.

Higher radio frequency (RF) transmissions propagate mostly via straight lines and along line-of-sight pathways. PressurePro Sensors are required to accomplish a daunting task transmitting from vehicle’s tires to the Monitor. If a Sensor fails to give a pressure reading, move the Monitor slightly (for Optional Antenna Kit reposition the antenna and try again).

 

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF A SENSOR IS LOST OR DAMAGED?

Contact us to order a new Sensor. Sensor locks are available to lock Sensors onto the valve stem.

 

AFTER INSTALLATION, PRESSURE READING DROPS ON MONITOR READOUT– BUT ACTUAL TIRE PRESSURE REMAINS CONSTANT.

The probable cause is poor interaction between the Sensor and dill valve. Try the following procedures separately and in order until the problem is resolved:

1). Hand tighten the Sensor further. Be sure the Sensor’s

thread and valve stem’s thread match in size and are not cross threaded.

2). Delete the Sensor position and one other position, then swap and reinstall

the Sensors. (See “Deleting a location” in the “Monitor Button Functions” Section.)

3). Talk with your mechanic to make sure the proper dill valve is installed in that valve stem. Size and type of dill valve vary.

4). Replace the dill valve; it can be worn or defective.

5). If this condition still occurs, contact PressurePro.

 

WHY DOESN’T MY MONITOR TURN ON?

Make sure the lighter receptacle has power.  Some vehicles only have power when the vehicle is running. Check that the power cord is plugged in securely to the receptacle on the Monitor. If the cigarette receptacle is always “hot”, be sure all connections are secure. A red LED light on the plug is lit when cord is powered. Check fuse located in the lighter plug in end of the cord by unscrewing the black ring (at the silver tip) of the plug. Replace only with a 2 Amp fast blow fuse. Check the vehicle fuse controlling the power source.

 

 

 

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