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1 RESETTING THE MONITOR

TO RESTORE FACTORY DEFAULTS, TURN OFF THE MONITOR, PRESS THE SET BUTTON & TURN ON THE MONITOR AT THE SAME TIME. THE RED LIGHT WILL FLASH  AND FACTORY SETTINGS RESTORED

2 DO I NEED A SIGNAL BOOSTER

THE TRANSMITTING RANGE FOR TALON SENSORS IS AROUND 45 FEET, CONSIDERATION SHOULD BE TAKEN FOR INNER DUAL WHEELS OVERHANGING BODY  WORK, METAL TINTED WINDOWS ETC. WHICH CAN BLOCK SIGNALS STRENGTH. WE PRESENTLY OFFER A HARD WIRED BOOSTER. IF YOU PURCHASE A BOOSTER AND FIND YOU DO NOT NEED IT, YOU CAN RETURN THE UNUSED BOOSTER FOR A COMPLETE REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE WITHIN 30 DAYS

3 DOES THIS SYSTEM MEASURE TEMPERATURE AS WELL AS PRESSURE

YES UNLIKE SOME SYSTEMS FROM OTHER SUPPLIERS THAT JUST MEASURE PRESSURE OUR SYSTEMS MEASURE INTERNAL TIRE AIR TEMPERATURE AND HAVE OVER TEMPERATURE ALARMS. THIS IS A BIG ADVANTAGE ON VEHICLES THAT ARE STORED FOR LONG PERIODS WHERE A BRAKE CALIPER CAN STICK AFTER THE FIRST BRAKE APPLICATION AND CAUSE A DRAGGING BRAKE SITUATION IT ALSO HELPS IN OVERHEATING WHEEL BEARING SITUATIONS.

4 BASIC SET UP PROCEDURES

(1) SET VEHICLE TIRE PRESSURES.  (2) SET PRESSURE ON MONITOR TO MATCH EACH WHEEL ON VEHICLE.  (3) GO INTO CODE MODE AND INSTALL SENSORS ONE AT A TIME. (4) GET OUT OF CODE MODE AND YOU ARE UP AND RUNNING

5 CODE SETTING ISSUES

CODING ISSUES CAN BE CAUSED BY INCORRECTLY SIZED, OR BENT VALVE ACTUATORS OR VALVES TORQUED TOOTIGHT OR TOO LOOSE IN THE TIRE VALVE STEM AND NOT ALLOWING THE SENSOR TO OPERATE. ANY ISSUES CODING SENSORS ON TIRE VALVE EXTENDERS SHOULD BE RESOLVED BY TESTING THE SENSOR ON A TIRE VALVE WITH NO EXTENDER.

6 I HAVE AN ALARM, WHAT SHOULD I DO

FIRSTLY PULL OVER SAFELY TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. DETERMINE WHICH WHEEL HAS AN ALARM, BY CHECKING THE MONITOR ICONS, DETERMINE WHAT TYPE OF ALARM YOU HAVE. IT COULD BE A LEAKING TIRE,  A TIRE THAT HAS OVER PRESSURE AND  TOO MUCH AIR IN IT RELATED TO YOUR BASE PRESSURE SETTING, THIS CAN HAPPEN AFTER A LONG  RUN ON A HOT DAY, IT COULD BE AN OVERHEATING SITUATION ETC. BY CHECKING THE OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS YOU CAN SEE THE DIFFERENT MONITOR ICONS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH EACH CONDITION, A FLASHING RED LIGHT MAY OR MAY NOT MEAN YOU HAVE A  DEFLATION, EACH ALARM ICON TELLS YOU WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. YOU WILL  NEED TO FIX THE PROBLEM BEFORE THE RED LIGHT WILL STOP

7 WHAT IS THE SLEEP SYSTEM

OFTEN A MISCONCEPTION IF YOU READ INTERNET CHAT LINES . IF THE MONITOR IS MOTIONLESS FOR MORE THAN 15 MINUTES (VEHICLE STATIONARY) IT WILL SHUT DOWN TO SAVE THE BATTERY. WHEN IT DETECTS MOTION AGAIN IT WILL BEEP AND THE SCREEN WILL COME TO LIFE SIGNIFYING IT HAS COME OUT OF SLEEP MODE. IF THE MONITOR IS SHUT OFF OVERNIGHT, SIMPLY SWITCH THE MONITOR BACK ON PRIOR TO YOUR DEPARTURE AND YOUR REAL TIME TIRE PRESSURES AND TEMPERATURES WILL BE UPDATED IN AROUND 5 MINUTES ON THE MONITOR. EVEN IF YOUR MONITOR IS IN THE SLEEP MODE THE SYSTEM IS ALWAYS MONITORING YOUR TIRES AND WILL ALARM SHOULD ANY PRESSURE OR TEMPERATURE BECOME OUT OF YOUR SET PARAMETERS

8 ECO-SENSOR AND BATTERIES

EVENTUALLY ALL BATTERIES LOSE POWER OR DIE. THE TALON ECO-SENSOR HAS REPLACEABLE BATTERIES THAT CAN BE EASILY REPLACED WHENEVER NEEDED. THE BATTERY  IS  THE CR1632 WATCH TYPE  BATTERY AVAILABLE FROM JEWELLERY STORES, ELECTRONICS STORES OR HAWKSHEAD SYSTEMS

9 TESTING THE SYSTEM

THE SYSTEM SHOULD BE FREQUENTLY TESTED FOR  FAST LEAK OPERATION. THE MONITOR SHOULD BE PLACED IN THE DRIVERS LOCATION AND   SENSORS UNSCREWED THEN TIGHTENED  ONE AT A TIME.  THE FAST LEAK ALARM SHOULD OPERATE AND THEN RESET ON THE MONITOR.

10 DO I NEED SPECIAL TOOLS TO INSTALL THE SENSORS ?

NO SPECIAL TOOLS NEEDED

11 CAN I SET DIFFERENT PRESSURES FOR EACH AXLE?

AXLES CAN BE SET TO A DIFFERENT PRESSURE, FOR TOW & TOWED VEHICLES

12 CAN I USE TIRE VALVE EXTENSIONS

MOST TIRE VALVE EXTENDERS WORK OK, HOWEVER IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH SENSORS MOUNTED ON EXTENDERS, TEST THE SENSOR ON A REGULAR VALVE STEM LOCATION TO SEE IF IT IS A SENSOR PROBLEM OR AN EXTENDER PROBLEM. ALARMS  CAN SOMETIMES BE CAUSED BY LOOSE EXTENDER CONNECTIONS

13 OVER TEMPERATURE ALARMS WHAT CAN CAUSE THEM

OVER TEMPERATURE CAN BE CAUSED BY DRAGGING BRAKES, OVERLOADED VEHICLE, INCORRECT TIRE PRESSURE, THE SUN SHINING ON TIRES, THE CHROME WHEEL TRIM MAGNIFYING THE SUN ONTO THE SENSOR BODY

14 DO I NEED METAL TIRE VALVES

WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU USE METAL TIRE VALVES INSTEAD OF RUBBER, VALVES SHOULD BE CHECKED ON A REGULAR BASIS

15 USING AN INFRARED THERMOMETER

THE SENSOR MEASURES INTERNAL AIR TEMPERATURE, THE INFRA RED GUN MEASURES EXTERNAL TREAD AND CASE TEMPERATURES WHICH CAN VARY DEPENDING ON TARGET OF THE GUN, CASTER/CAMBER AND MANY OTHER FACTORS

16 SYSTEM ACCURACY

OUR SENSORS ARE VERY ACCURATE AND ANY GAUGE READINGS SHOULD BE MADE AFTER RESETTING THE SENSORS. MEASUREMENTS OF 1PSI NEED A CONTROLLED LABORATORY TYPE SYSTEM TO BE ACCURATE.  THE PRESSURES AND TEMPERATURES CAN VARY DRAMATICALLY FROM WHEEL TO WHEEL DEPENDING ON MANY FACTORS, SUCH AS SUN SHINING ON ONE SIDE, VEHICLE LOAD, CASTOR/ CAMBER/ALIGNMENT/BRAKE TEMPS. EVEN RACE CARS TURNING LEFT ALL THE TIME GENERATE HIGHER PRESSURES AND TEMPS ON ONE SIDE. TIRE GAUGE ACCURACY CAN VARY WILDLY AND THEIR QUALITY IS NOT DEPENDENT ON THEIR COST. TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION IS A REQUIREMENT IN A GOOD GAUGE. (GAUGES THAT READ THE SAME AT -40 & 110 DEGREES) SLIDE TYPE GAUGES THAT RELY ON FRICTION ARE OFTEN INACCURATE   PLEASE SEE www.Promaster-Gauges.com

17 HOW MUCH AIR DO I PUT IN THE TIRES ?

ALWAYS SET THE MONITOR PRESSURE TO THE SAME AS THE COLD INFLATION PRESSURE. AS AN EXAMPLE SOME PEOPLE SET THE MONITOR AT 100 PSI AND THEN PUT 105 PSI IN THE TIRE FOR GOOD LUCK :)  BY DOING THIS THE CHANCE OF OVER PRESSURE ALARMS IS INCREASED.

18 TESTING THE SYSTEM FAST ALARM

TO TEST THEFASTLEAKOPERATION WHEN CONNECTING A TRAILER OR SINGLE VEHICLE USE LOCATE THE MONITOR IN THE DRIVERS CAB AND UNSCREW THE FURTHEST SENSOR. THE FAST ALARM SHOULD GO OFF AND THEN RESET WHEN THE SENSOR IS RE TIGHTENED. FAST LEAK TESTS SHOULD BE DONE FREQUENTLY ON ALL SENSORS TO ENSURE THE ALARM WORKS CORRECTLY.

19 WHAT IS THE BASE SYSTEM

THE TALON BASE SYSTEM COMES WITH ALL COMPONENTS SUITABLE TO MONITOR 4 WHEELS AND INCLUDES MONITOR, HOLDER, SENSORS, BATTERIES, CABLES LOCKS INSTRUCTIONS ETC  EXTRA SENSORS CAN BE ADDED (TOTAL 22 OR 38 X-TREME)

21 HOW IS THE TALON MONITOR POWERED?

THE MONITOR IS POWERED BY AN INTERNAL RECHARGEABLE BATTERY AND A CIGAR LIGHTER CORD OR HARD WIRECORD COMES WITH THE BASE SYSTEM, THIS MEANS YOU CAN TAKE THE MONITOR IN YOUR  HAND AROUND YOUR VEHICLE FOR SENSOR SETUP AND TIRE PRESSURE ADJUSTMENT, IT IS LIKE HAVING AN ELECTRONIC TIRE GAUGE

22. IS THERE A FACTORY WARRANTY

YES A FULL 1 YEAR WARRANTY ON DEFECTIVE PARTS EXCEPT BATTERIES

23 DO I HAVE TO ENTER SPECIAL CODES FOR EACH SENSOR ON SET UP

THERE IS NO NEED TO ENTER SPECIAL CODES FOR SENSOR SET UP THE MONITOR DETECTS EACH SENSORS CODE WHEN THEY ARE INSTALLED

31. DOES THE SYSTEM HAVE SENSOR SECURITY

YES  ALL SENSORS COME WITH THEIR OWN SENSOR LOCKING MECHANISM

32. WINTER STORAGE

IT’S A GOOD IDEA TO REMOVE THE SENSORS  AND MONITOR FROM YOUR VEHICLE IF PARKED FOR AN EXTENDED TIME, ESPECIALLY IN COLD WEATHER. STORE IN A WARM LOCATION. MARK EACH SENSORS WHEEL POSITION OR STORE THEM IN AN EGG CARTON SO THEY CAN BE REPLACED IN THE SAME WHEEL POSITION TO AVOID HAVING TO DO A NEW SET UP. SENSORS DO NOT USE POWER WHEN THEY HAVE NO PRESSURE ON THEM
 


 
 
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