Solar 6 support

User manuals

User manual is available as pdf file. Download it here:TyrePal Solar User manual

Videos

This next troubleshooting video helps diagnose problems by giving some general tips on how TyrePal systems work

FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions. Click on the question to see the answer.

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I installed the system yesterday, but this morning the pressures are not showing on the display.. What should I do?

The sensors have a ‘sleep’ mode, so they switch off while the vehicle is not moving. When you start to drive, the sensors will start to transmit and the pressures will be shown on the display.

Tyre pressures are not displayed when the car is parked. Has something gone wrong?

This is normal and nothing has gone wrong.

The monitor and sensors go into a sleep mode to conserve battery power when the vehicle is stationary. After a few minutes of driving, the system updates fully and shows the current tyre pressures.

If the monitor does not receive a signal from a sensor for some time, the display for that particular sensor goes blank. If this occurs while the vehicle is moving, there is a problem receiving the signal from that tyre which can sometimes be caused by temporary interference from surrounding radio signals.

What alarm levels should I set?

For general motoring we recommend that you set your levels at 20% above the level recommended by the vehicle manufacturer and 15% below the recommended level. For example if your vehicle has recommended “normal” tyre pressures of 35psi front and 40psi rear, you would set your front “high pressure” level at 42psi, rear at 48psi, and the front “low pressure” level at 30psi and rear at 34psi.

For temperature setting, we recommend using the factory preset of 70C. This is high enough to avoid spurious alerts in normal driving and low enough to give an alert in the event of a tyre overheating.

Track and race users are trying to squeeze optimum performance from the vehicle so tend to set closer tolerances, whereas other users may prefer to avoid nuisance alarms and be content to just have a warning if things are going wrong.

Don’t the external sensors corrode?

TyrePal sensors are usually very resistant to corrosion, but we do advise taking some precautions to reduce the risk.

Corrosion occurs mostly where different metals are in contact in the presence of an electrolyte like salty water. TyrePal sensors have a brass thread, and this presents very little risk of corrosion when fitted to normal brass tyre valves. Some specialised tyre valve stems are made of aluminium. We do not recommend using TyrePal external sensors with this type of valve as corrosion will occur where the different metals are in contact.

Some models have locking rings made of aluminium to minimise weight, so these are anodised for protection. While the anodising is intact, there is little risk of corrosion, but if the anodized surface is damaged, contact between the aluminium and the brass of the sensor or the tyre valve will create a corrosion risk, especially during the winter when roads are salted.

Recommended precautions

  1. Put a small amount of WD40 or silicone grease on the locking ring and on the threads of the valve stem. This film separates the different metals.
  2. Remove the sensors once a month during winter to prevent bonding.
  3. Remove the sensors if the vehicle is to be unused for several months.
  4. Do not use the locking rings if the vehicle is being used in extremely salty conditions, such as a boat trailer where the wheels may be immersed in the sea.

I’ve lost one of the sensors, can I get a replacement ?

Yes, for most systems, just go to the product page and you will see additional sensors listed. These can be registered for any tyre position.