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    hi all

    just something to be aware of

    if buying tpms tyre valve sensors then check the date of
    manufacturing on the label as ive just recieved 2 brand new
    ones and both of them are already 2 yrs out of date so if
    you buy any just drop them a note asking them to make sure
    the date of manufacturer is pretty current.

    tyre valve sensors have a life of 6 yrs but 2 yrs on these
    have already elapsed.




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    Life span of them is 8 years officially according to the dealers I used to deal with (my last lot lasted 8.5 and were only just starting to go). That's damn poor though sending stuff out that's fitted with batteries when it's two years after it's installation date.

    Just fitted all new ones to mine and didn't even think to check the dates on them, should have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian-Highlander View Post
    Life span of them is 8 years officially according to the dealers I used to deal with (my last lot lasted 8.5 and were only just starting to go). That's damn poor though sending stuff out that's fitted with batteries when it's two years after it's installation date.

    Just fitted all new ones to mine and didn't even think to check the dates on them, should have.

    yeah sorry its 8 yrs,yeah it is poor indeed

    just awaiting a call back to see if theyve got some more with a more realistic life span

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    right ive had a reply from schrader that supplies these tpms sensors and this is what theyve emailed -

    Technical Information
    Battery Life - Generation 1 TPM sensors have a maximum battery life of 90 months after activation. Generation 2 TPM sensors offer a maximum of 120 months. However, Generation 1 TPM Sensor types are now supplied in Generation 2 style packages. The date stamp on the sensor is simply a manufacture date and new unactivated Beru TPM sensors can safely sit in their boxes on the shelf for many years without draining the battery life.

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    Nice info, but how do the sensors "know" when they're activated if not using any battery??

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    Interested to know the above too! Totally forgot to check mine before having them fitted last week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by brasch View Post
    Nice info, but how do the sensors "know" when they're activated if not using any battery??
    I understand that the sensors batteries only make connection when the wheel is rotating above 15mph, below that speed it is effectively switched off and so what Andy is saying that the unused sensor will have an unused battery because it has never been fitted, let alone rotated at 15mph.

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    Some useful info. I will be buying four soon so will keep an eye on the dates and if they have been used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon_Fuller View Post
    Some useful info. I will be buying four soon so will keep an eye on the dates and if they have been used.

    if there brand new in the box then they wont of been used but if used ones are
    purchased then atleast the date on the label will give you an idea as to how much left
    you have b4 there up to their time of life.

    the ones currently in my snowflakes have different dates on them goin back to 2005 but they work
    fine but are coming upto their end of life so thats why im replacing them while the tyres are getting
    replaced.



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    will be looking to buy some myself, where's the cheapest place to get new ones? - the used ones that show up on ebay are usually pretty old

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