Oricom are delighted to announce the release of their newest Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, this time with the capability of simultaneously adding up to 10 external sensors to a solar powered LCD control unit, allowing users to monitor not only the tow vehicle, but also a caravan, box or boat trailer.
With the release of our new product – the TPS10 Tyre Pressure Monitoring System – we decided we would piece together everything you need to know about the benefits of installing a TPMS and why you must install a system today!
Importantly, TPMS in Australia are being used increasingly as safety devices, and with more people jumping in the fourby to head around Australia and tap into the amazing playground we all call home, users can now accurately review a vehicles tyre pressure in an instant, minimise the risk of tyre failure leading to disaster, while at the same time, positively affecting the handling of the vehicle. Ensuring the tyre’s are optimally inflated will also positively affect the fuel economy of a vehicle.
There are two primary types of tyre pressure monitoring systems in Australia, Internal sensors and External sensors. The new TPS10 system is an external sensor system, which means that the sensors are installed to the valve stem of the tyre by a user (no need for professional install), with a very quick and easy installation process. A tool is provided in the pack to securely fasten the external sensors. These sensors then wirelessly connect to a solar powered LCD display in the vehicle.
Find out more about the product here.
How does a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System work?
When it comes to vehicle or caravan/trailer maintenance, tyres are often neglected and overlooked. Tyres however, are extremely important to ensure the safety of you and your passengers while travelling.
The monitor has a colour LCD screen, which displays your tyre pressure and includes a visual/audio alarm to alert you of the following:
Air Leakage Warning
Abnormal Pressure Warning
Low/High Tyre Temperature Warning
A Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) exists to constantly measure the pressure of tyres and provide the feedback to the control unit live. Because of this, you can accurately know if your tyres are under or overinflated without having to manually check, allowing you to take action and return the air in your tyres to the appropriate level, keeping your tyres healthy.
An external TPMS means that it uses physical pressure sensors attached to your wheels to directly monitor your tyre pressure. These pressure sensors transmit their readings to the monitor on your dashboard, and that monitor alerts you when your tyre pressure is off. Similarly, Internal units work in the same way, but they are located inside the tyre wall and transmit from inside.
The primary benefits of TPMS are listed as below:
Extend the life of your tyres
Under-inflated tyres wear faster than correctly inflated tyres. For example, tyres which are 30% under-inflated will wear up to 45% faster.
Reduce Driving Risk
Under-inflated tyres contribute to accidents by reducing vehicle handling, increasing braking distance and increasing the likelihood of blowouts.
Improve Fuel Efficiency
Save money on your fuel bill by correctly inflating and monitoring your tyres. A 9% drop in tyre pressure increases fuel consumption by around 5%.
The TPS10 system core upgrade is the addition of the capability of monitoring 10 sensors on the system simultaneously. Additional sensors are sold in the form of a twin pack, and an optional repeater may be required in the event that the vehicle exceeds 9m in length.
Below is an example of a setup using the TPS10 system:
Written by Tim Farrell