We receive tons of questions asking about the batteries installed in TPMS sensors.
What type of batteries do OEM sensors use? Can a depleted TPMS battery be removed and replaced? How do you know when a TPMS sensor’s battery has failed? What is the life expectancy of a TPMS sensor?
Most TPMS sensors are powered by a 3-volt lithium ion battery. Some TPMS sensors use a 1.250-volt nickel metal hydride battery. The battery is encased in the sensor’s molded plastic housing. A battery that is running low on or is depleted requires the replacement of the ENTIRE TPMS sensor assembly.
There are many types of original equipment manufacturer tire pressure monitoring sensors being factory installed in different automotive makes and models. What is common between most system is that sensors are designed to transmit tire pressure data to the vehicle ECU at regular intervals…..Click here to Read on or go to: http://www.tpmsdirect.com/TPMS_Sensor_Batteries_a/850.htm