Technicians using the Bartec TECH450 and TECH600 tools can now download the latest tool software which enables them to read out and graphically display the current battery status of each individual TPMS sensor that supports this function.
This is a technology breakthrough which has been sought by the industry since the introduction of TPMS. The technician can quickly and clearly see whether a sensor is operating OK or has a weak battery and needs to be replaced.
Colin Webb, MD of Bartec Auto ID commented, “This new safety feature offers a valid diagnostic of the battery status of TPMS sensors. Bartec reaffirms its market leading position with yet another first for the industry, this time being the first TPMS manufacturer to enable extensive battery predictive maintenance. We complete the TPMS diagnosis by displaying the battery status to ensure the highest level of safety. This is a breakthrough for drivers, but especially for all automotive specialist shops and fleet managers.”
Tyre pressure determines fuel consumption, driving behaviour and tyre life, especially during the upcoming cold weather seasons. Bartec say It is important for all automotive specialist shops to offer customers a fast, comprehensive but, above all, safe service. The respective battery status symbols apply to all vehicle classes. When a sensor transmits the battery status, different information is sent depending on the manufacturer, such as low battery flag, a voltage, percentage capacity remaining, or remaining months. Regardless, if the battery power is more than a quarter, a green checkmark appears in a green circle. The battery performance is therefore guaranteed for several months to come. If a yellow battery icon appears, it indicates a low battery. This should be replaced in the next six months. If a red battery symbol is displayed, the battery status is at ten percent or less. At that point, the vehicle owner should be advised to replace the sensor immediately.
Colin adds, “The new feature enables our customers and partners to proactively identify an empty or soon-to-be-empty battery. This enables the workshop to offer an even more professional service and to sell more sensors. Faulty sensors can be replaced with the Bartec Universal programmable Ritesensor or RitesensorBlue for Tesla and other EVs. This integrates with the existing tool process and has the advantage for the customer that a new visit to the workshop 'just because of the TPMS sensor' can be avoided. So, it’s a win-win for all parties.”
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