Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) sold on the market today either include or have available as an option a Signal Booster (also known as Echo Repeaters). All Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) sold on the market today either include or have available as an option a Signal Booster (also known as Echo Repeaters). A Signal Booster is an additional component that helps 'boost' the signal from the sensors to the Monitor. Because the sensors transmit the signals wirelessly at 433.92 Mhz, there can be many factors which can interfere with this signal. This interference is similar to interference you may experience with a Wifi signal - it may come and go.
All TPMS manufacturers list operating distances between sensors and the monitor with some claiming up to 300'. This is misleading, because the distances are based on a Direct Line of Sight, which means that there is absolutely nothing in the way of the sight line. This is impossible, because there will always be some type of interference between, whether it be structural, mechanical or electronic.
No manufacturer or dealer can guarantee whether a Signal Booster is required or not. With our many years of experience, we have learned that there is a strong possibility that some configurations and RV's will require a Signal Booster.
For this reason, we now include our new TT-200 Signal Booster with each TT-500 system at no charge (a $59.00 value) plus the savings of additional shipping charges if purchased later on. Also, the addition of a Signal Booster will help you get longer life from the sensor batteries. Just like a cellphone, when the phone is searching for a signal, the battery life of the phone will diminish more rapidly. The same scenario exits with the CR1632 battery life of the tire sensor.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at 866-200-9773 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss the installation or operation of the booster, or if you have any additional questions.