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EcoTech Marine Vortech Battery Backup

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This product is for any serious aquarium hobbyist that owns or plans to own an EcoTech Marine VorTech pump. By adding a battery backup you are insulated from power interruptions for up to 30 hours. In 4 - 10 hours of no flow, an a...
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EcoTech Marine Vortech Battery Backup Information

Part #: EMVBB

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This product is for any serious aquarium hobbyist that owns or plans to own an EcoTech Marine VorTech pump. In 4 - 10 hours of no flow, an aquarium with all its fish and corals begins to die.

Extreme weather can strike during any season, and we cant always predict the outcome. In the event of a power outage, is your tank protected? By adding the an EcoTech Marine Battery Backup, your tanks flow will continue unaltered for up to 60 hours after the power goes out (30 hours for two pumps). Add a second battery backup to double the run time.

Product Features:
  • Reef Tank Insurance in an aluminum housing.
  • Backup power for 30 or more hours on a VorTech Pump.
  • Can Connect to another Battery Backup for 2X the run time.
  • One battery linked to two pumps yields approximately half the total run time.
  • Comes with Trickle Charger so you`re always prepared.
  • Complete package comes with all the wiring cables needed to power two pumps.
Product Benefits:
  • Designed to power the EcoTech Marine VorTech Pump.
  • Knowing you are a responsible reef keeper.
  • Vacation better. Sleep better. Peace of mind.
  • 18 Amp-Hour 12-volt sealed battery.
  • Powder-coated white aluminum housing.
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 9? x 7? x 3.25?
Instructions for Use:

The charger should be plugged into the wall and plugged into the charging port as indicated on the side of the battery backup. The charger should remain plugged in at all times. The provided cables can then be plugged into your VorTech pump. You may run two pumps off of your battery backup but doing so will reduce the total run time for each pump by approximately one-half. To double the run time, you can connect two batteries together in a daisy-chain fashion using the provided cables.

Basic Information:

The VorTechs wave driver constantly monitors the incoming 24-volts of DC power coming from the wall. When the wall power ceases during a power outage, the driver seamlessly switches to the 12-volts coming from the battery backup to provide emergency circulation. The precise run-time of the pump on battery backup mode will depend on the age of the battery and the speed setting of the pump.The battery backup should be maintained around 70deg F to keep it in optimal condition. The life of the battery will also depend on the number of discharges that the unit has been cycled through. Every time the unit is cycled, the life of the battery and its capacity is reduced.

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EcoTech Marine Vortech Battery Backup Reviews

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Great Buy Product Review by JAMES DUONG (Posted on 2/26/14)

Comments: I was a bit hesitant to buy this because of the cost. However, after realizing how much I spent on the MP40 and the total cost of the inhabitants of my reef, it was a no brainer. If you have the Vortech pumps than I strongly advise you to spend the extra money on some sound insurance. I did a quick test and shut all power to my tank, without missing a single beat the mp40 went into battery mode. The battery pack weigh a ton and feels well made. I'm very happy with it.

Great Product Product Review by PIOTR KULESZA (Posted on 5/20/13)

Comments: It's an EcoTech product, of course it's a great product. It works exactly like it should. I feel a lot better having this backup.

Definitely like it. Product Review by Andy Dash (Posted on 3/16/13)

Comments: One of the greatest thing on a market. Definitely like it, keep my pumps and light on for ~24 hours. Why 4.5 stars? Cuz of the weight and size of this battery, with the limited room under your tank not really "portable", buy everything else couldn't be any better.

as expected Product Review by MATTHEW SMID (Posted on 11/27/11)

Comments: this battery back-up is only for linkable ecotech marine wavemakers and led fixtures. just an FYI. This thing is solid and heavy. Makes you feel youve gotten your moneys worth. good investment for the money youve already put in your tanks. It would be nice if theyd put some sort of light on this so you can tell its charging or not since batteries dont last forever. other than that as expected.

Worth its weight in Gold!!! Product Review by SCOTT HOWARD (Posted on 10/31/11)

Comments: If you care about your Aquarium and want to ensure its well being then this is an absolute must have. When the power goes out this unit keeps your Vortech going and going like the Energizer bunny! I have it hooked up to an MP10 and it will keep the water circulating in my tank for 3 days. Get this battery, plug it in and forget about it. One day you will be glad you did!!!

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