TPMS OEM Sensors

Schrader (Electronics) originally developed Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) technology in the early 1990s. From the original TPMS sensors built into aluminum clamp-in valves, to today’s patented and programmable sensors and rubber snap-in valves, Schrader has established itself as the global market leader by providing easy-to-use TPMS technology for OEMs as well as the service and repair community. In fact, over 54% of global vehicle platforms carry Schrader TPMS technology off the assembly line, with over 160 million Schrader sensors on the road today.

The battery-powered TPMS sensor monitors a vehicle’s tyre pressure, whether the vehicle is stationary or in motion. The sensor is attached to the vehicle’s tyre valve stem, with the sensing electronics inside the tyre. The sensor periodically measures tyre pressure and temperature and transmits this information to an on-board receiver via radio frequency (RF) technology. The receiver decodes the RF signals, and alerts the driver if any of the vehicle’s tyre pressures drop below a pre-programmed threshold.

Applications: Tyre pressure sensor mounted in a wheel rim valve hole to monitor tyre pressure and warn the driver through a dashboard low tyre light, instrument panel text message, and/or chime. Different sensor variants are used for different OEMs.

Features Set
  • Sensor monitors tyre pressure and temperature and transmits these measurements to an on-board RF receiver
  • System warns the driver of slow pressure loss before it becomes dangerously low and the vehicle becomes unsafe to drive
  • Replacement sensors can be programmed to behave like your car’s original parts, covering a wide array of vehicle makes and models
Value Proposition
  • Patented snap-in technology offers excellent corrosion resistance and easy installation
  • Sensor battery life: 10 years or over 100,000 miles
  • Systems available to automatically relearn new tyre positions after tyre rotation, so no reprogramming is needed when wheels/tyres are rotated
Technical Specifications
  • Pressure accuracy: +/- 5% even at extreme temperatures (-40°C to +100°C)
  • 315 or 433MHz sensors available for worldwide compatibility
  • Sensor RF transmissions are reduced when stationary to conserve battery power