Universal Sensors

for use with Bartec Auto ID TPMS tools

What are Universal TPMS Sensors?

Universal sensors are designed to replace the original equipment (OE) sensors for the automotive aftermarket. There are different types of universal sensor and Bartec tools are designed to work with all major types. The two major types are ‘programmable’ and ‘configurable’.

Programmable sensors such as the EZ-sensor® (Schrader) and the Sens.it™ (Alligator) are programmed by a Bartec tool, such as the TECH500. For example, if a broken sensor is to be replaced, then the tool would clone the ID and communication protocol of that sensor onto the programmable sensor, so that the car sees no difference when the new sensor is fitted. This is the key to turning out the TPMS warning light on the dashboard.

Configurable Sensors such as the Huf IntelliSens, however, have protocols and parameters already stored in the sensor which only need to be activated by the Bartec tool to make the sensor compatible with the vehicle.

Major benefits of both types of sensor:

  • Reduction in the number of parts stocked and associated costs
  • Lower the risk of fitting the wrong part
  • Simplification and speed of the process
  • Avoid lost sales from not having the right part
  • Sensors can be programmed either before or after the wheels are mounted to the vehicle

Types of Universal Sensor

EZ-sensor® - Innovation by Schrader

EZ-sensor® - Innovation by SchraderEZ-sensor®

EZ-sensor® is the first truly programmable and patented Tyre Pressure Monitoring Sensor which has been designed with the goal of replacing 90% of the TPMS sensors currently stocked by the dealer. Sensors are based on the Schrader Snap In or Clamp In design.

Key Factors

Which Bartec tools can program and test the EZ-sensor®?

  • TECH300, TECH400SDE, TECH500 and TPMS Pad.

Can the sensor be programmed in a wheel?

  • Yes. This is important at Winter Tyre season and during peak periods of activity when throughput and process time are vital to keep the customers happy.

How many EZ-sensor® products do I need to stock?

  • EZ- Sensor® is available in two different frequencies and both can be fitted either with the rubber snap-in or clamp-in valve stems.

Can I save time using EZ-sensor®?

  • Using the original sensor ID and the same wheel position avoids the need to perform the vehicle specific relearn procedures.

IntelliSens

IntelliSensIntelliSens™

The Huf IntelliSens™ universal sensor is preprogrammed with the protocols of numerous tire pressure sensors belonging to different models of automobile. When you fit it, you use a diagnostic device to configure it in seconds. This allows vehicles to pass more quickly through your workshop and saves your customers long waits.

Key Factors

Which Bartec tools can configure and test the IntelliSens™ sensor?

  • TECH300, TECH400SDE and TECH500.

Can the sensor be configured in a wheel?

  • Yes, but only if the tyre pressure is lower than 1 bar.

How many IntelliSens™ do I need in stock?

  • There are two different types available at the moment.

Can I save time using IntelliSens™?

  • The Sensor can be configured very fast and a relearn procedure is not required, if you use Copy ID.

Sens.it™ - Sensor Intelligent Technology

Sens.it™ - Sensor Intelligent TechnologySens.it™

Sens.it™ a fully configurable replacement sensor from Alligator. Requires a TPMS tool to set the protocol and ID based on Make - Model - Year selection.

Key Factors

Which Bartec tools can configure and test the Sens.it™ sensor?

  • TECH300, TECH400SDE and TECH500.

Can the sensor be configured in a wheel?

  • Yes. This is important at winter tyre season and during peak periods of activity when throughput and process time are vital to keep the customers happy.

How many Sens.it™ do I need in stock?

  • Three different kinds. 315 MHz sensors have both rubber snap-in and clamp-in valve stems. The 434MHz version is only available with a clamp-in valve.

Can I save time using Sens.it?™

  • Using the original sensor ID and the same wheel position avoids the need to perform the vehicle specific relearn procedures.

Are different valve colours available?

  • The valve is available in an anodized silver, titanium grey and black, in addition to a chrome surface finish for custom wheels.

Type

How they work

Tool Required to Diagnose Fault on Vehicle

Tool Required
to Create

Tool Required
for Re-learn

Examples

Works with
Bartec Tools

Universal Sensors

Sensor ID and Protocol are programmed into sensor via LF
(sensor can be already mounted)

YES

YES

YES - if new ID

EZ-sensor®
Sens.it™

YES

Multiple sensor protocols and ID formats already present in sensor

YES

NO

YES

IntelliSens™

YES

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