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This is normal with the battery back up cable and is on our systems exactly the same.
The Gyre can connect to the Ice Cap Battery back up listed below! The ecotech back up will not come with the correct plug. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We are not aware of the Ecotech battery back up being able to adapt to the WAV pump. As this connects with a apex cable that is not easy to adapt it would not be an easy process to connect to the 1link. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
We do not have an exact delivery date as of yet but are currently looking to bring the booster in stock as soon as possible.
Would i need to buy anything else ti make it work?
The Battery Back up will work with both Radions and Vortech pumps. The Battery will come with 2 outlets to plug into either the Radion Ballast or the Vortech pump. If you have 2 Radions and only want battery back up for them you will need just 1 battery. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
You can expect up to 36 hours with 2 vortech mp10's on a single battery back up. The battery back up with come with ports to work with 2 vortech's simultaneously.
This is designed only for the Vortech Pumps.
What kind of battery is there?
The battery is 18 Amp-Hour 12-volt sealed. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Now, if I plug the Vectra into battery backup, how can I shut off the punp when my tank overflow?
Can I set the pump to run slower when on battery backup?
With the pump on battery back up the flow will be reduced to 30% of the intensity. You will need to unplug the battery back up when turning the pump off completely.
Good question! The EcoTech Battery Backup is specifically designed for EcoTech Marine products. Unfortunately, this pump will not be compatible. Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with!
I have a 150G display 1.50 meter long.
The main threat when the power goes out is oxygen exchange and one pump should suffice for that. If it were my tank, I would err on the side of longer battery life by only using one pump on the battery.
How long before the battery expires or needs replacement?
What is the life-span of the battery?
We are not certain about the full life of the battery through out the years however we have been running these for 3 years without issue. the back up battery will of course last 24-48 hours depending on the load.
Unfortunately not. The vortech battery backups have connectors specifically sized for a port on the vortech pumps. They also run on DC current (the same type of energy stored in a battery) whereas the Koralias run on AC current like that from your walls. For the Koralias there wouldn't be very many options in the event of a power outage other then a generator.
It is only designed to be used with the EcoTech Pumps. Most pumps don't run on DC power like the EcoTech Vortechs do.
- Backup power for 30 or more hours on a VorTech Pump.
- Can connect to another Battery Backup for two times the run time.
- Comes with trickle charger so you’re always prepared.
- Complete package comes with all the wiring cables needed. Specifications
- 18 Amp-Hour 12-volt sealed battery.
- Powder-coated white aluminum housing.
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 9" x 7" x 3.25" (228mm x 177mm x 82.5mm)
Power outage just after install By Nathan on 10/27/2016Nathan would recommend this product to a friendI purchased this on Sunday. Arrived Wednesday. I installed it and tested it, it came almost fully charged. About 3 hours later my power went out twice for about 30 minutes each time. I didn't want to spend the money, but i'm very glad I did.
Much larger and heavier than I was expecting...
Just what the doctor ordered By Peter on 3/28/2016Peter would recommend this product to a friendI have had ongoing construction around my apartment for weeks that causes infuriating temporary power outages. The vortech battery back-up has been perfect. Wicked easy to set up and has been 100% reliable so far.
A good idea By Nick on 2/9/2016Nick would recommend this product to a friendIf you have vortech pump/s be smart and get a backup battery or two, 100% worth it!
Generally satisified - price is a little high By Willy on 7/24/2015Willy would recommend this product to a friendI just got my battery backup working and generally i am satisified. literature did not initially tell me i had to also buy the companion pump which i di also the backup only runs the pump at minimum speed to conserve the battery. i wuld have rather had it adjustable
Worth the price By Andrew on 7/1/2015Andrew would recommend this product to a friendThis is a no brainer purchase. So is the battery powered bubbler. When you add up the cost of the livestock we purchase for our tanks, this is some of the cheapest insurance. Very easy to set up to your Vortech powerhead .
Expensive but Peace of Mind By Dave on 2/18/2015Dave would recommend this product to a friendHad a power outage the day after I installed it. It works perfectly, I have it hooked up to MP tens, hopefully 36 hours is long enough. When you have this much invested in the hobby it's essential
piece of mind and great customer support By justyn on 12/4/2014justyn would recommend this product to a friendWhen the weather turns, my battery back-up gives me piece of mind that I'll have time for my tank to service. Ecotech has an amazing support team for their products. Their very good with their warranty on their products. Ill be buying more ecotech products in the future.
Great product! By Chefbill on 10/4/2014Chefbill would recommend this product to a friendI live in central Florida and we have a lot of power outages. I have one of these on both of my tanks to run my vortechs and they work flawlessly.
must have By Marc on 7/20/2014Marc would recommend this product to a friendLearned my lesson about having a battery backup the hard way. Would recommend everyone with a Vortech buy one of these.
Excellent customer support from both BRS and EcoTech By Alex on 7/19/2014Alex would recommend this product to a friendExperienced a recent power outage so I decided to bite the bullet and get one of these to back up one of the 3 MP40s running on our system. We decided it was better to have 1 running longer than to have 2 run half the amount of time. It was very straight forward and easy to install. We mounted everything, plugged it all in and waited for it to charge. The power brick indicated full charge so we yanked the power to the pump to try it out... no luck. It came with 2 cables so we tried the other one and it worked. The cables have a small fuse, so we swapped the fuse from good cable to bad and tried again. It turns out it was just a bad cable. Emailed BRS and they offered to replace the whole thing. I didn't want to return everything so I contacted EcoTech and a new cable was shipped out the next day.
Peace of mind is essential By Micah on 5/21/2014Micah would recommend this product to a friendPeace of mind to the max! Protecting your investment is the name of the game here! Really tho a great investment to go with vortech.
Excellent product By Saved my Tank! on 4/5/2014Saved my Tank! would recommend this product to a friendThis battery back-up arrived just in time. I ordered the battery just in case of a power outage and thank goodness I did. The day after it arrived we had a local road contractor hit a power transformer knocking out the power for over eight hours. The battery back-up kicked in and kept my two VorTech heads running the full time and nothing in my 150 gallon tank was lost.