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Offline jamiemac

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I think I found a better Tire Pressure Sensor battery
« on: February 27, 2013, 04:59:03 am »
I plan to solder in a couple of new TPS batteries, and was searching Battery Bobs website and found these.
http://www.batterybob.com/product.asp?intProdID=303321

Most folks that had been doing it have been using these.
http://www.batterybob.com/product.asp?intProdID=655056

I believe the first ones will be easier to make fit. Guess I'll see. I ordered a couple. Oh, and they are a couple of bucks cheaper.
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Re: I think I found a better Tire Pressure Sensor battery
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013, 05:20:27 am »
At least this one has the leads on the same side.

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Re: I think I found a better Tire Pressure Sensor battery
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2013, 06:22:01 am »
Nice!  I went up to cold frigid GA and I got the warning on my bike.  I was planning to soldier a couple of bats in mine next time i have the wheels off.

I'll be watching you goo-roo types closely in this thread heh
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Re: I think I found a better Tire Pressure Sensor battery
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2013, 06:46:07 am »
A member at the other site has a done several of these. I posted the same pic that Conrad did and asked what he thought. He suggested the batts with the larger tabs with the holes. I think we can make a more secure solder joint with these so that is what I bought. I also bought  ten of the battery holders. If these will easily fit I may use them instead to make battery replacement easier. I won't know until I open up one of the units. I bought ten because I was unsure on the Chinese Ebay site whether there were actually 5 to a pack or just 5 available. I bought two packs since they were only about $3.00. So I have extra, if anyone wants a set PM your address.

On the other site someone dremeled up the unit and epoxied in the holder. I am not sure I want to put a dremel on my unit.   :-\ :o
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Re: I think I found a better Tire Pressure Sensor battery
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2013, 07:46:50 am »
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Re: I think I found a better Tire Pressure Sensor battery
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2013, 08:20:28 am »
I might have missed it , but are the TPMS(and Battery) covered by the initial 3 yr warranty and any subsequent 3 yr warranty that you add???  Thanks if this has been covered before....

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Re: I think I found a better Tire Pressure Sensor battery
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2013, 08:28:02 am »
I might have missed it , but are the TPMS(and Battery) covered by the initial 3 yr warranty and any subsequent 3 yr warranty that you add???  Thanks if this has been covered before....

Kawasaki claims that these batteries 'should last' 5 years. So if you're under wattanty and your batteries are less than 5 years old, your dealer should replace them under warranty. I had mine done and so did LOTS of other guys. 
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Re: I think I found a better Tire Pressure Sensor battery
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2013, 08:31:09 am »


I bought these ones. The tabs come out the same side. I haven't soldered them in yet but hope they work.



http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/CR-2032L%2FF1N/P668-ND/2415266


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Re: I think I found a better Tire Pressure Sensor battery
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2013, 09:31:33 am »
that looks like it may be the best option.
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Re: I think I found a better Tire Pressure Sensor battery
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2013, 10:03:11 am »
Kawasaki claims that these batteries 'should last' 5 years. So if you're under wattanty and your batteries are less than 5 years old, your dealer should replace them under warranty. I had mine done and so did LOTS of other guys.
TY for your quick answer... I am sure inquiring minds wanted to know...

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Re: I think I found a better Tire Pressure Sensor battery
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2013, 10:51:52 am »
Kawasaki claims that these batteries 'should last' 5 years. So if you're under wattanty and your batteries are less than 5 years old, your dealer should replace them under warranty. I had mine done and so did LOTS of other guys.

My closest dealer is about 30 min away and since I do my own tires anyway, it would actually be faster to do them myself when I change tires. Well in theory. I'll let you know after the first time I do it. ;)

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Re: I think I found a better Tire Pressure Sensor battery
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2013, 10:54:14 am »
My closest dealer is about 30 min away and since I do my own tires anyway, it would actually be faster to do them myself when I change tires. Well in theory. I'll let you know after the first time I do it. ;)

Good luck with that! I'd do the same in your case.
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Re: I think I found a better Tire Pressure Sensor battery
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2013, 11:20:27 am »

I bought these ones. The tabs come out the same side. I haven't soldered them in yet but hope they work.



http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/CR-2032L%2FF1N/P668-ND/2415266
That's pretty nice too! Thanks for posting. That'll be My other option if the ones I bought won't work.
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Re: I think I found a better Tire Pressure Sensor battery
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2013, 11:48:17 am »
I ordered from digikey 4 for $4 $3 shipping usps but they called and saud
Usps willnot ship lithium so would be $13 ups or fedx.
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Re: I think I found a better Tire Pressure Sensor battery
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2013, 12:07:58 pm »
I ordered from digikey 4 for $4 $3 shipping usps but they called and saud
Usps willnot ship lithium so would be $13 ups or fedx.

Same thing here but I thought I paid $7 for UPS ground. It was about 2 months ago and can't remember.