View Poll Results: What do you do with your TST SYSTEM in the winter
Leave them on during the winter 4 80.00%
Take them off and store them 1 20.00%
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Old 10-21-2014, 04:07 AM   #1
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Tst batteries

Just wanted to give everyone with the TST system for your TT a ("HEADS-UP"). My battery life is said to last 1 year. I had 2 batteries that went out before that. Well that's okay. But sometimes they are hard to find. I use a # 1632 the cost are around $6.00 bucks each at least at Walgreen's. That is for a everlast brand. Right now Amazon has them on sale for $11.00 bucks for a pack of 4 Duracell. Expiration date is 2024. If you have prime no S/H . Great deal stock up now. By the way just 2 questions.
1) do you remove yours doing the winter?
2) If your monitor is NOT turned on is the battery still giving off power?
Thanks in advance...First year I had them.....
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Old 10-21-2014, 06:56 AM   #2
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Curious as well about as removing for winter. As far a using power when off I am going to say yes. The sensor would have no way of knowing whether the head unit would be on or off. So I would think they are always transmitting.
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Old 10-21-2014, 07:08 AM   #3
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I have TST507. I take them off during winter season. Instruction says that when not in use (removed) it will not transmit when there is zero pressure. Battery will last longer.
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:03 AM   #4
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The way OEM TPMS works the sensors broadcast once per hour when parked, once every 10-30 seconds while traveling. I imagine aftermarket such as TST are similar.

Thats a neat feature, not broadcasting with zero psi, makes winter storage a no brainer.
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:54 AM   #5
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I found that the weight of the sensors cause the rubber tire valve stems to wiggle while towing. I now have rub marks on the wheel rims. Plus, I had a flat tire that I am sure was caused be the rubber valve stem failing. I changed all 4 wheels to metal valve stems.


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Old 10-21-2014, 11:17 AM   #6
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I leave them on 24/7, batteries are not that expensive or that hard to find. Not worth the hassle. If one goes dead, will replace all of them at the same time.
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Old 10-21-2014, 11:47 AM   #7
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Much cheaper on E-Bay. I have had good luck with batteries I get on E-Bay. I have tire tracker that uses the same batteries so I purchased some spare prior to this summers trip. I still have my original batteries installed. It is now 16 months. I take my sensors off whenever I am in storage but leave the batteries installed. Just don't want them stolen and no need to leave in the environment. Metal valves so no issue in that area.
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