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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.
received damaged By ryan on 3/2/2014ryan would recommend this product to a frienditem was received damaged and I am awaiting a replacement... great product when it works
Great option for short power outages By Not Australian on 1/19/2014Not Australian would recommend this product to a friendI have had several short power outages lasting 2-4 hours lately at my house which got me a little nervous about my tanks, so this is a perfect alternative to firing up the generator. Very easy to set up and attach to my two ecotech pumps and works perfectly when I tested it. The price is kind of high for a basic lead acid battery, but the peace of mind is definitely worth it to know I won't come home to dead fish and/or corals. Also helps reduce the wife's stress level when Im away for work, and that definitely makes my life easier!! If you have already forked over the money for the ecotech pumps (which are fantastic)then this is also worth adding to your system.
Now worry free By Andrew on 1/7/2014Andrew would recommend this product to a friendAlong with buying the MP10, this battery back up had helped me to no longer worry about losing flow in my tank while I'm away. Since I work for a fire department, and gone for a minimum of 24 hours at a time, I know that am going to still have flow in my tank of a power outage occurs. Up to 3 days of battery backup,you can't beat it.
WORKS GREAT! By Jeff on 12/16/2013Jeff would recommend this product to a friendI have this set up to run a pump on my 2 tanks. I've tested and works great!
Life saver By Kristie on 12/13/2013Kristie would recommend this product to a friendBought this earlier than needed, so I could route the wiring behind and under my New 90 gal. Haven't had a power outage in a couple of years, and new I was on borrowed time. Sure enough, Typical michigan storm = no power. I was able to hook it up in a matter of seconds. After I found the flashlight anyways! Worked great. Would have given it five stars, but one of the jacks, just doesn't fit well. I think it will have to be taped in place for my final assembly on the 90.
You need this By Richard on 11/4/2013Richard would recommend this product to a friendYou just spent good money on EcoTech pumps, because you know they will keep your corals happy. But when the power goes out, this will save your bacon!!! Your fish and corals lives depend on it... Be warned, it's HEAVY... Plan where you want to place it in advance.
Great piece of mind, expensive but worth the price. By Jim on 9/15/2013Jim would recommend this product to a friendGreat piece of mind, expensive but worth the price. I actually bought an equivalently priced ups and it would only give my 90 min of backup power because or the power inverter. I put that on my PC and got this for my display. The added bonus is that you don't loose your night mode setting when the power goes out.
does what it is suppose to By ROGERWILCO357 on 9/8/2013ROGERWILCO357 would recommend this product to a friendWell living in michigan and with the power always going out during snow storms and such it has worked like a champ and this unit is years old . When i bought it they came with a mickey mouse plug for recharging it and it went bad in year two but with the great customer service i have come accustom to using Ecotechs stuff like mp10-mp40 eco units to mp20’s upgraded i have never had any issues other that the plug which they upgraded and replaced mine without issue or added cost awesome CS. period will buy more from this company..
Previously Asked Questions
by Anneke on April 5, 2014, @3:05 AM
Can I use this battery backup with my Korlia Evo pumps?
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Anneke,
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.
by Joe on March 27, 2014, @9:00 AM
If i have my MP10 hooked up to my apex can i still intergrate this battery back up on the system? Also, is their any other battery backups?
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Joe, that's not a problem at all. The pumps still plug into there normal power source. The only thing is that if you have the outlets configured to turn off in feed mode, instead of turning off they would go into power outage mode and the battery will kick in. You would need to use a wxm module to tell the pumps to turn off rather then cutting the power. Good news is that if you use the wxm module it will also free up outlets on the power bar.
by Oscar on June 15, 2014, @4:53 AM
Hello, I bought the battery backup and wanted to know if I should connect my two MP 40 or just one?
I have a 150G display 1.50 meter long.
Bulk Reef Supply Hey Oscar,
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.
by Joe on April 14, 2014, @3:13 AM
Can this battery be used with other pumps besides vortech?
Bulk Reef Supply Hi Joe,
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)
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