Tyrepal solar instalation help

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  1. FJmike

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    Just got round to having a look at fitting Tyrepal solar and the instructions mention putting on a dustcover first, the thing is there doesn't appear to be any dust covers or space for them in the packaging. So is it OK to fit without said covers?
     
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    All we know is that the sensors are the same as on the TB99 that we have except that the locking grub screw has been replaced by a locknut so perhaps it's just bad instructions? Instructions for TB99 say "Remove the tyre valve dust cap and screw on the appropriate sensor in its place, but do not over-tighten. The monitor displays the pressure of the tyre as each sensor is installed." We called their technical guy when we were trying to work out what the difference was between the old & new models (other than being solar!) to see if any other improvements that would make it worth changing. Might be worth checking with TyrePal technical dept. on Monday.
     
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    Looks like it display pressure and temperature all at once
     
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    Good point - didn't spot that & obvious now looking at the photos :doh: Will point that out to Mr Wombles & see if he wants to spend some more money - I've been going a bit Baavet crazy & blown this months budget already:eek: but they were bargains :)
    Has anyone changed from the standard to solar versions & do they think it's worth it please?
     
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    I bought the solar version at nec show it has a solar charging panel on top but also comes with a charger if needed. Fitted it and had it running in 10 min worked perfect straight out of box, cannot fault it.
     
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    Thanks to Wombles I bought a Solar Tyre pal and it does display both pressure and temp together.Temp display is bit small but fine.
    It's one of the best things I bought for a Motorhome. The peace of mind it gives me is tremendous. To'know' what your pressure is just by glancing at the display removes any concern that you may have problem.
    Both motorhomes I've had wobble and weave a bit on varying road surfaces and this tells me it's not a flat tyre. Very reassuring, and wouldn't be without it now.Mine came with rubber covers that went on first.
     
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    Does each sensor have it's own solar panel or does one feed them all?
    Don't the wires from the panel to the wheels get twisted up as you drive along? :D
     
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    As each sensor has a battery, there are no wires :) It's the monitor that has the solar panel, but you knoew that anyway.

    I looked at the 6-wheel version, but a lot more expensive than four wheels. Still a good device though.

    With two spare wheels it starts to add up.

    Peter
     
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    I have the original version and its very good. When I saw the solar version I assumed the wheel transmitters were solar powered as I am already on my second set of batteries. Disappointed to find it's just the receiver that's solar as that only needs an hour or two charge once a month so the solar advantage is not great.
     
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    I've just bought the solar version, it came with dustcovers and the tools to fit them - haven't had a chance to fit them yet, so can't advise on that.
     
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    Like you said....... wouldn't be without the system :)
     
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    I think the dust covers are the little black rubber sleeves that go on the valve stems first, then stretch up & over the base of the transmitter, covering the locknut.
     
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    I just fitted them to the rear four
    Hopefully I would feel if one of the fronts started going down but on the rear ( tag ) I found out the hard way that even with one virtually flat I could not detect any difference !
     
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    As wombels suggested I emailed Tyrepal and a set of dust shield's are on their way. I am extremely impressed with their prompt and efficient handling of my complaint.
     
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    Good to hear you got it sorted :)
     
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    Jumping in here too. I have just received my unit. Do you havr to ensure the tyres are at the correct pressure prior to fitting? Does it then pick up the settings for the over and under inflation? At present the settings are at 17 psi on the unfitted unit!

    Thanks.....probably me being dim!
     
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    Bit odd that it is already reading 17 psi - probably best to give TyrePal a call as their tech. helpline is very good.
     
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    Tyre pressures need to be at the correct pressure prior to fitting the sensors. The display will then show the tyre pressures usually after a couple of rotations. The display then needs to be set with the high and low pressures as it will give an annoying alarm if you leave the settings at 17psi. For example I run at 80 psi in the rear and 75 psi in the front. the low pressure alarm is set for 5 psi under and the maximum psi is set at 15 psi over. The tyres on average will rise in pressure by around 10 psi when warm which is normal. I cant remember off the top of my head what I set the temp alarms for but can find out for you next time I am up at our MoHo.

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    All fixed. Seems to work well
     
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    Anyone know how long the batteries last in the sensors? My rear off side took about five minutes of being back on the Autoroute before it registered, started thinking there may have being a problem.
    As I previously said this is one of, if not the best thing I've added.
    Having a wider track on the rear due to the Alko chassis a bit of weaving can appear like a low tyre pressure.
    Very reassuring to just have a glance and know alls well.
     
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