Remember the good old days when you used to get off the couch to change the channel? Wouldn’t you just love to have one of those TVs back in your lounge? No? We didn’t think so. It won’t be too long and you’ll be saying to your children, “Kids, back in my day, I used to have to actually kneel down next to each tyre with a manual gauge. You’d have to hold your thumb down on a trigger and periodically check the gauge until you got it to the right pressure. And if you went too far, well, then you’d have to let some air out.” Your kids will look back at you like a crazy person. “You idiot,” they’ll think.
Introducing Mobile Pressure Control ARB’s Pressure Control allows you to control your compressor and set target inflation and deflation tyre pressures from your mobile phone. Pressure Control eliminates the requirement for an inflator, deflator or pressure gauge and means you no longer need to kneel by your tyres as you are inflating or deflating them; it’s a real time (and a back) saver!
Remote Tyre Inflation Pumping up your tyres has never been easier or quicker than with the addition of ARB’s Pressure Control system. This system brings the convenience of the air pumps at your local petrol station directly into your 4WD. To use ARB Pressure Control, you simply set your “target pressure” via the mobile app and then connect an air hose from your compressor to your tyre valve with a standard chuck (no inflator gauge required). The compressor, in conjunction with the Pressure Control unit, will read the current pressures and then start inflating to reach your pre-set target pressure. Once the target pressure is achieved, the compressor will hold line pressure and send your mobile phone both a vibration and audio alert. Disconnect from one tyre and move onto the next.
Remote Deflating Not only can you pump your tyres up remotely but you can also use Pressure Control to let your tyres down before hitting the tracks. Let’s take the example that you are getting off the black top and onto a 4WD track. You’re looking to reduce your pressures from 36psi to 22psi. To deflate your tyres, you can run an air hose from your compressor to your tyre and then via the ARB Pressure Control app on your mobile phone, you can enter your target pressure. The compressor, with the help of the ARB Pressure Control hardware, will manage the release of the air down to your target pressure (22psi in this case) and then send you a vibration and audio alert via your phone. You simply take the hose off the tyre valve and move it to the next tyre. With the omission of gauges and removing valve cores, auto-deflating will be about as fast as using an E-Z Deflator, as well as much kinder on your knees, and you’ll have more time to get your maps sorted, grab a snack out of the fridge or take the obligatory loo stop before hitting the tracks.
Balls, Bikes and Bits With one psi increments and accuracy down to 0.5 psi, Pressure Control also makes all those other little jobs that much easier. You can now use your 4WD compressor without fear that you are going to blow the bike’s tyres right off the rim or blow the bladder through the stitching of your kid’s favourite footy.
App Features Pressure Control is not a completely new product to ARB and has been incorporated within the LINX systems since its launch in late 2017. The app is what has really brought this product into its own, making the solution more mobile. Within the ARB Pressure Control app, users will be able to not only manually set their tyre pressures but also have up to four pre-set pressures with custom names.
Hardware Components The hardware components of the mobile ARB Pressure Control includes:
- Pressure regulating valve
- Pressure transducer
- Pressure Control module
- Mounting bracket
- Wiring harness
- Detailed installation instructions
Compatibility Pressure Control can be added to any existing or new ARB on-board single or twin air compressor. The ARB Pressure Control app will be available for Android and iOS devices. Due to the restrictions within their casing, the pressure valve is not compatible with portable compressors at this time.