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Review of TST TPMS Sensor - Internal Sensors - TST54FR

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TST TPMS Sensor - Internal Sensors - TST54FR Review


Ellen: Hey, everyone. I'm Ellen here at etrailer.com and we're going to be taking a quick look at the TST Tire Pressure Monitoring System. This allows you to be aware of any kind of issues that might be arising with your tires. It's going to constantly monitor the pressure and the temperature in those tires to make sure that you are staying safe on the road, and then you can do any kind of maintenance, top up those tires, or check anything out if anything should be amiss. Now it will also alert you if there is a blowout on one of your tires as well so you can quickly address that rather than waiting until it's too late to get that taken care of.So these are internal mounted or internal tire sensors. That means that they're going to be mounted on the wheel or that rim on the inside of your tire.

It's pretty simple to do in process, but a little bit labor-intensive in actuality, so you got to take those tires off, remove the tire from the wheel, and then you just got to wrap this guy around the wheel. Basically, you're just going to take one of these guys and then undo the little zip tie here, wrap it around, feed one end in through, tighten it down, cut off the excess, pretty straight forward. The hardest part is just going to be getting the wheel off of the tire. Again, not anything that's going to be too difficult in steps, but it just takes a little bit of muscle to get it done.The advantage though, with having the internal sensors is that they're going to be much more accurate and much more reliable than an externally mounted tire pressure monitoring system or something that's on the valve stem. With those valve stem sensors, they can come off while you're on the highway.

They can fall off or become unthreaded after a while. Road vibration can loosen a lot of things so they can be not as accurate as well. So these are going to be much more accurate, give you a better temperature reading and a better pressure reading as well.Once you have them installed, you really don't have to worry about them. They're not going to go anywhere. There's no way they can fall off or inside your tire so they're going to stay there.

That's kind of the advantage of these, especially if we're going to be on the road all the time, or maybe using this for a fleet, or using this on a bigger RV or something like that, or not necessarily a bigger RV, but anywhere that you're going to be driving a lot and you really want to make sure that you're keeping an eye on those tires to avoid any issues.So as far as what comes in this kit, we'll get our four temperatures or our four pressure monitoring system sensors here, go on four of our wheels. You can expand this out to accommodate up to 110 wheels if you want to get that many sensors. They are sold separately though so you'd have to add those on, in addition to what you already get with this, but that gives you an option if you do want to expand it out, or maybe you've got more than just four wheels for your setup, these will work for motor homes, your vehicle, your trailers, motor coach, all kinds of stuff, fifth wheel trailers, really anything that has a wheel.So, as far as what else comes with it, we'll get our monitor here so this gives us a quick, easy place to read what's going on with our tires. I'm going to turn that on so you can kind of see how that's going to look. So you can kind of see those wheels up at the top before they went away.

It's not connected to anything right now so there's not much to see, but this is basically what the screen will look like. So you'll have each of your tires up here and it'll give you the readout of what's going on with them so if you've got like a fifth wheel and your truck, you can have all of those tires monitored with this one system. You don't have to have multiple screens to do that. Again, you just have to expand out how many sensors you get to get all those tires accommodated.It's just a gray scale screen, but it's pretty nice and easy to read. It comes with a suction cup mount. That's just going to click into the back of the screen, or you can use this little rubber pad to set that in, or you can also use the hook and loop double-sided tape option. This works out well if you're going to be mounting it more on a vertical surface, maybe on your RV or your truck dash, something like that. So you can remove it and take it out to a different vehicle if you want.The screen is going to be charged by this little 12 volt accessory charger. It's the same thing that you use to charge your phone or other small accessories in your vehicle, plugs into your 12 volt outlet or that cigarette lighter outlet and that has a small cord. It's going to be a micro USB to USB.This last piece here, this is going to be our signal booster so this allows us to avoid any kind of interference from other electronics. It's going to, as the name suggests, boost that signal so we don't have to worry about having a spotty connection between our monitor and the sensors. The monitor will update about every five minutes with new information, but the sensors are checking in about every 12 seconds. So pretty much as soon as anything is going to happen, it's going to alert the monitor. If there's an emergency, like the temperature's starting to get really hot, above 158 degrees, if there's a blowout or if the temperature drops really suddenly, it's going to alert you. It also has a visual alert as well as an audible alert so definitely going to catch your attention if something happens.As far as the specs with this, our pressure range goes from zero PSI up to 218 PSI. The operating temperature range goes from negative 40 degrees Fahrenheit up to 176 degrees Fahrenheit. The battery life for our temperature sensors or our sensors is going to be between 12 months and 18 months. The booster lead is going to measure about 57 inches. That's how much cord we have there to get that connected to our power source. It does have a fuse that's run in line with that so it's going to keep that protected from any issues that should arise. And this is covered by a three-year limited warranty.That about does it for our look at the TST TPMS or Tire Pressure Monitoring System. I hope this video has been helpful in the settings and this is going to be the right kit for you. We do have some other options available here at etrailer.com as well as additional sensors if you want to expand your system out. Thanks for watching.