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Old 05-01-2016, 06:10 PM   #1
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Question TireMinder Calibration Question

Does anyone know of a way to calibrate a TireMinder TPMS so that pressures reported by the TPMS agree with pressures taken using manual gauges? (The manual gauge guarantee indicates it is accurate to within 1 PSI.)

When I measure tire pressure manually, I get one reading (e.g., 82 PSI). However, when we check pressure using the TPMS, there may be several PSI difference (e.g., a tire that checked manually at 82 PSI is being reported by the TPMS as being at 87 PSI).

The TireMinder manual did not give sufficient guidance - indicating the unit calibrates automatically (turn it on, read the sensors.)

Thank you in advance.
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Old 05-01-2016, 06:12 PM   #2
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Does anyone know of a way to calibrate a TireMinder TPMS so that pressures reported by the TPMS agree with pressures taken using manual gauges? (The manual gauge guarantee indicates it is accurate to within 1 PSI.)

When I measure tire pressure manually, I get one reading (e.g., 82 PSI). However, when we check pressure using the TPMS, there may be several PSI difference (e.g., a tire that checked manually at 82 PSI is being reported by the TPMS as being at 87 PSI).

The TireMinder manual did not give sufficient guidance - indicating the unit calibrates automatically (turn it on, read the sensors.)

Thank you in advance.
All measurements were made when the tires were cold.
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Old 05-01-2016, 09:17 PM   #3
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Your gauge is only reading pressure whereas your monitor is also reading temperature which a couple of degrees could/would make a difference.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:11 PM   #4
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I don't expect the TPMS sensors to exactly agree with the pressure that I put in the tire using my air chuck gauge. What I am interested in is a sudden lost of pressure in a tire or a slow loss of pressure that reduces the tire pressure below the set point.

As far as the temperature of the air in a tire, it would not affect the readings between the sensor and the tire gauge if you took the tire gauge reading just before you installed the sensor.

When you do take a tire pressure reading you will lose a small amount of pressure when you remove the gauge from the tire valve and likewise you will lose a bit of pressure when you install the sensor.

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Old 05-04-2016, 03:01 AM   #5
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Tire minder calibration

I use my tire minder to check my pressures.I also have a tire minder digital gauge but find that the readings can be off quite a bit depending on how you push it into the valve stem.The tpms seems to work well and I don't think there is any way to calibrate it.You can try calling them.Ihave in the past and they are very helpful.
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