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Re: TPMS: so much for cheap Chinese quality!
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2019, 11:34:43 AM »
Most likely the water gets in around the buttons.
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Re: TPMS: so much for cheap Chinese quality!
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2019, 09:52:52 PM »
I've had the same unit for around 2 years now, very accurate readings. I always set my pressures to 36/42 using my own digital guage (I have 2) and the monitor has always displayed identical pressures. I had the rear battery go and so the rear pressure reading disappeared but only a 2 minute job to replace. I've had the screen mist a bit on the odd occasion but it's always disappeared and never caused any problem. In September I did a 4 day tour of the north of England and it rained every day, some of the heaviest rain I've ever ridden in, and no misting at all.

I have had the odd mismatch reading  compared to the guage on the front lately so I think the front battery is now about to need replacing. As for the tire temperature readings at my age I can''t see them being smaller so don't take any notice of them.  :008:

When warm they usually run at 39/46 but it's not unusual for them to reach 41/48 for short periods.
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Re: TPMS: so much for cheap Chinese quality!
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2019, 08:52:42 AM »
Problem solved!
I opened the receiver and yes there was water inside (see pic).
After a good open air drying for a day, I put it back together and the readings this morning were perfect.

I identified the two possible water entries: buttons and USB connector. I suspect the latter being the culprit here and unfortunately, I don't see how I could improve things (apart from drowning the whole insides in silicon).

Still, considering the price of the thing, it's a great value!

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Re: TPMS: so much for cheap Chinese quality!
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2019, 11:28:25 AM »
Mine got foggy inside after my first week long trip in the rain..I dried it out and then filled the USB connector with dielectric grease and its been fine for a year now..I will occasionally put  more grease on the connector to make sure its still water tight.

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Re: TPMS: so much for cheap Chinese quality!
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2019, 02:43:38 PM »
Good advice!
Will do!

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Re: TPMS: so much for cheap Chinese quality!
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2019, 02:49:10 PM »
Which ones are you guys using, thinking of putting some on
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Re: TPMS: so much for cheap Chinese quality!
« Reply #17 on: November 08, 2019, 05:44:01 PM »
Many thanks Nik
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Re: TPMS: so much for cheap Chinese quality!
« Reply #18 on: November 08, 2019, 10:01:24 PM »
Worth a reminder that these are ok for metal valves but rubber valves 'could' split with the sensor being larger/heavier than a normal valve cap.  :028:
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Re: TPMS: so much for cheap Chinese quality!
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2019, 09:27:19 AM »
I bought this



And found the Front Valve was worn and the sender would not screw onto the valve. The Rear unit wouldn't either. But both sender units would lock down on the Rear Valve.
So, I ordered these...

Anyone can make it complicated..... Its pure Genius to make it Simple....
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