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FAQ's

1. How easy is it to install the TireTraker™ TT400C TPMS?
Programming and installation are very simple. No tools are required. Simply program each tire's baseline pressure (cold psi), then walk around the vehicle(s) with the monitor in hand and screw on the sensors in each location and you're done. Expected installation is estimated to take approximately 15 minutes.

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2. Will the monitor display each tire's pressure and temperature?
The operator can see each tire’s pressure and temperature by using the left and right navigational buttons. In addition, there are multiple alerts that are built-into the system to make the operator aware of any tire pressure or temperature issues.

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3. What happens when the tire pressure gets low?
With a Slow Pressure Leak, at a 15% psi loss below the baseline pressure setting for that tire;

  • The tire position will show solid with current pressure,
  • The alarm will 'Beep' every 15 seconds for 5 minutes,
  • The tire pressure icon will flash and show only 75% full,
  • The red LED icon will flash.
With a Quick Pressure Leak, the tire loses 3 or more psi in 2 to 10 minutes below the baseline pressure setting for that tire;
  • The tire position will show solid with current pressure,
  • The alarm will sound an intermittent 'Beep-Beep',
  • The tire pressure icon will flash,
  • 'Leaking' icon appears in lower left corner,
  • The red LED icon will flash.
With a Rapid Pressure Leak, the tire loses 3 or more psi in less than 2 minutes below the baseline pressure setting;
  • The tire position will show solid with current pressure,
  • The alarm will sound a constant 'Beep-Beep',
  • The tire pressure icon will flash,
  • 'Blowout' icon appears in lower left corner,
  • The red LED icon will flash.
  • The white LCD screen will flash.

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4. What happens when the tire pressure gets too high?
With a High Pressure Alert, the tire's pressure rises 20% above the baseline pressure setting for that tire;

  • The tire position will show solid with current pressure,
  • The alarm will sound an intermittent 'Beep-Beep',
  • The tire pressure icon will flash and show expansion,
  • The red LED icon will flash.

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5. What happens when the tire temperature gets too high?
When the internal temperature of a tire exceeds 167° F;

  • The tire position will show solid with current temperature,
  • The alarm will sound an intermittent 'Beep',
  • The tire temperature icon will flash,
  • The red LED icon will flash.
When the internal temperature of a tire exceeds 185° F;
  • The tire position will show solid with current temperature,
  • The alarm will sound a constant 'Beep-Beep',
  • The tire temperature icon will flash,
  • The red LED icon will flash.

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6. How are the tire pressure alarm baselines determined during installation set-up?
We have simplified the process with our new TireTraker™ TT400C TPMS. The proper baseline tire pressures are entered during the installation process and you no longer have to be concerned with the conditions (temperature, elevation, etc) to establish the accurate baseline pressures. Soon after the sensors are tightened on to the valve stems, they will provide the reading of each tire’s pressure.

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7. How many tires can I monitor with TireTraker™ TT400C TPMS?
The TireTraker™ TT400C TPMS monitors from 4 tires up to 22 tire positions. If you decide to add sensors at any time, you simply purchase the amount of sensors needed and program into the existing monitor.

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8. What is the sleep mode?
When there is no motion of the vehicle for 15 minutes, the system and sensors will go into 'Sleep' mode. This will save system battery power. When the system 'Awakes', the last pressure and temperature that was showing will be indicated. As soon as motion the current pressures and temperatures.

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9. Do you need a Signal Booster for the tire pressure monitoring system?
It depends on each situation and setup. A signal booster is recommended to effectively receive the signals from each sensor, when there may be interference from electronics, RV construction, length, etc. We have 2 models of interior Signal Boosters available:  Model TT100A is a hard wired kit, designed to be connected to 12 volt power.  Model TT100B is a battery operated kit, designed for simpler installation.

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10. How long will the batteries last in the TT100B signal booster
The batteries in the TT100B Signal Booster should last about 6 months if in use an average of 4 hours per day. When the batteries are low, the monitor will display a 'Low Booster' battery alert. The booster requires 4 'AA' batteries (not included).

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11. Are metal valve stems required with the TireTraker™ TT400C TPMS?
The TireTraker™ TT400C TPMS sensors weigh only 0.3 ounces and do not require metal valve stems.  However, we always recommend metal stems be installed whether you have a TPMS or not.

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12. If I purchase a new vehicle, can my system easily transfer?
Yes it can. You can move the monitor to a new vehicle and reprogram the TireTraker™ TT400C sensors to the new tires and you are on your way.

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13. Why does my manual pressure gauge list slightly different pressures than the TireTraker™ TT400C TPMS?
The TireTraker™ TT400C is a highly sophisticated electronic wireless tire pressure monitoring device. Electronic systems have been proven to report much more accurate pressures that the standard tire pressure gauge. We suggest that you utilize your manual gauge to periodically check your tires, but to rely on your TireTraker™ TT400C TPMS for better accuracy.

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14. Why did I fail to get a signal from a sensor during installation?
Higher radio frequency (RF) transmissions travel mostly via straight lines and along line-of-sight pathways. The TireTraker™ TT400C TPMS sensors are required to accomplish the difficult task of transmitting a low power FCC approved signal from vehicles’ tires to the monitor. If a sensor fails to be recognized within 30 seconds during initial installation, remove the sensor for 10 seconds and retry. If you are using an optional signal booster kit, reposition the booster for possible better reception.

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15. What if I need to make changes to the system setup?
Once you have programmed the sensors to their original tire position, you will need to delete a sensor from a location first, and then reprogram to a different position. Be sure to also change the baseline pressure if there is any change.

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16. What if I need to change the baseline pressure setting for any or all tires?
Simply go to the 'Pressure Setting Mode' and adjust the baseline pressure for the tires desired. The monitor will update and utilize the new baseline pressure after 20 minutes.

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17. What can cause a 'No Signal Warning'?
A 'No Signal Warning' can be caused from a low battery in a sensor, excessive distance between the sensor and the monitor, external radio interference or excessive metal in coach construction, etc. A Signal Booster will alleviate this problem in most cases.

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18. How is the monitor powered?
The monitor is powered by an internal rechargeable battery with a detachable 12 volt accessory plug. The monitor comes charged for programming, and we suggest that you plug the monitor into a 12 volt receptacle initially for 6 hours to receive a full charge. Once charged, the monitor will operate up to 30 days without a charge, and will display a 'monitor' icon when needing a charge. This is extremely convenient if you need your 12 volt accessory receptacle for other equipment (toad brakes, GPS, computer, etc.). It also allows you to conveniently walk around your vehicles with the monitor during programming and when checking tires.

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19. What happens when I remove the sensors to inflate or check the pressure in my tires? It is recommended that tire pressures be checked regularly using a high-quality pressure gauge when the tires are at ambient temperatures, in addition to the use of a tire pressure monitoring system. Remove the sensor, check pressure, and inflate if necessary. When you return the sensor to the valve stem, the sensor will begin to read the current pressure and return to its normal operation.

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20. What should be done if an alarm is activated?
Immediately pull over and check tire. Physically check the tire and repair, if necessary. Be sure to check valve stem for damage. Soap the valve stem to identify any leaks.

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21. How do I mount the monitor?
The TireTraker™ TT400C TPMS comes with a Mounting Bracket with Universal Cradle that can be attached to the windshield or any flat surface. Also included is Hook and Loop tape. Because of the monitor's small size (3.5"x2.2"x0.9"), it is very easy to find a convenient location. Some customers have even attached the monitor to the center of the steering wheel with the Hook and Loop tape.

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22. Can I use tire valve extensions?
Most tire valve extensions will work properly. We suggest purchasing quality extensions, and checking them regularly. An advantage with the TireTraker™ TT400C TPMS is the fact that it will alert even if the extender begins to fail and lose pressure.

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23. Do I need to rebalance my tires when using a sensor?
Placing the TireTraker™ TT400C TPMS' 0.3 ounce sensor on a typical vehicle will not normally necessitate rebalancing tires.

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24. What should I do if a sensor is lost or damaged?
If a sensor is lost or damaged and needs replacing, call us to place an order for a new sensor.

25. How do I replace a the battery in a sensor?
One of the best advantages of the TireTraker™ TT400C TPMS is the ability to change the batteries in the sensors. Other systems require you to purchase a new sensor after a period of time when their batteries expire. With the TireTraker™ TT400C TPMS, you can simply purchase new lithium batteries (CR1632) and replace them as needed yourself. Expected sensor battery life is 1-2 years. When the battery is low, a 'sensor' icon will display on the monitor to show low battery. The ability to replace the batteries will greatly reduce future system costs.

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26. Does the TireTraker™ TT400C TPMS work with a tow vehicle?
Yes, this system works well with the majority of tow vehicles: auto, truck, fifth wheel, boat trailer, horse trailer and others. The monitor on the TireTraker™ TT400C TPMS is extremely flexible for a variety of applications.

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27. Can the monitor be used independently on an RV or tow vehicle?
Yes, the monitor that is included with the TireTraker™ TT400C TPMS enables the system to be transferred to a tow vehicle.

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28. What happens when I disconnect a toad or trailer?
When you disconnect a toad or trailer, the monitor will continue to show the toad or trailer tire locations although it is not being monitored. Sensors on the existing vehicle will continue to send a signal and be monitored. When the toad or trailer is again connected, the sensors on that vehicle will again report the current information.

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