Battery Backup - IceCap

Battery Backup - IceCap
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Battery Backup - IceCap

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SKU: 209417
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Quick Overview

The IceCap Battery backup system is compatible for most 12-24 volt DC powered pumps.  Most notably the MaxSpect Gyre 130 and Gyre 150 pumps

Power outages will happen every now and then, and unless your system has a generator as a backup, the next best thing is a battery backup for your powerheads.  After a power outage within as little as 2 hours dissolved oxygen levels can start to deplete, which will usually result in loss of valuable fish and corals.  By keeping water moving and encouraging gas exchange at the surface of the aquarium, days can go by without needing to worry about depleting oxygen levels in the tank.  The battery backup will be able to automatically turn on when power is lost to the pumps. 

  • No more loud battery powered air stones

  • Connect multiple for longer run times

  • Provides power for up to 2 pumps

  • Compatible with most 12 - 24 volt DC pumps

  • Automatic operation



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Product Questions

At 30% power for the Gyre 130 approx. how much time will the battery operate the the Gyre 130 pump?
Question by: eric olsen on Apr 10, 2016 9:16:00 PM
Great question!
The expected battery life of the 130 would be around 24 hours. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 14, 2016 10:30:00 AM
Is this battery back up compatible with Ecotech products? Could I run an MP 40 or mp10 on it? Icecap makes great products and for 60 bucks less this could be a no brainier.
Question by: Mike on May 21, 2016 12:22:00 PM
Great question! Unfortunately the IceCap battery backup is not intended to be used with Ecotech product and will not work.
Answer by: Carter (Admin) on May 24, 2016 2:19:00 PM
How many is the max batteries can i connect to expand the time.
Question by: Luis on Apr 26, 2016 12:41:00 PM
Great question!
We are aware of 2 of the batteries being installed as a maximum.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 26, 2016 2:30:00 PM
What are the dimensions of this item? Approx weight?
Question by: Elisabeth Duarte on Mar 21, 2016 2:01:00 AM
Great question!
The dimensions are 4-7/8" L x 3" W x 6" H, The weight will be around 12-15 lbs total. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 23, 2016 11:51:00 AM
Does the battery back-up require the use of the IceCap Maxspect Gyre Interface Module?
Question by: JasonK on Jan 19, 2016 10:10:00 PM
Great question!
This can be connected directly to the Gyre without the need for the Ice Cap Module. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jan 27, 2016 3:20:00 PM
If the gyre interface module is NOT used, will the pump still slow down to 30%, or will it run at the normal setting?
Question by: Kyle Nagel on Apr 5, 2016 9:39:00 PM
Great question!
Without the interface module the intensity of the pump will not change. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 13, 2016 3:41:00 PM
Without the use of the Icecap maxspect gyre interface module, will the battery turn on automatically during a power outage?
Question by: marla fasti on May 6, 2016 8:15:00 AM
Great question!
The Battery Backup will turn on however it will not enter power saving mode and simply run the pump at full force until the battery dies.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on May 6, 2016 12:02:00 PM
Does the battery power turn on when power from the charger is lost or when power to the pump is lost? I have my gyres connected to a wave maker that turns the power to the pump off and on so this will not work for me unless it switches to battery only when the battery charger loses power.
Question by: Reefdaddy on May 19, 2016 12:49:00 PM
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Full Details

Battery backup modules are one of the best investments any serious hobbyist can purchase. 

The IceCap battery backup works with almost all DC powered pumps, however if you have a MaxSpect Gyre pump running on a IceCap Gyre Interface Module, the module will automatically detect when power is lost, and decrease the overall speed of the pump to 30% to lengthen battery life.


Whats Included?

  • Battery Backup Module
  • Battery Charger
  • Installation Cable
  • Daisy Chain Link Cable






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  • why would anyone be without this life saver? By charles on 3/15/2016

    This is a little insurance that any reefer should have. Its nice to know that during a power outage my tank circulation will still be maintained.