Battery backup modules are one of the best investments any serious hobbyist can purchase.
The IceCap Battery backup system is compatible for most 12-24 volt DC powered pumps. Most notably the MaxSpect Gyre 230 and Gyre 250 pumps, along with the IceCap 1K and 3K Gyres.
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
The IceCap battery backup works with almost all DC powered pumps, however, if you have a MaxSpect Gyre pump running on an 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.
- Battery Backup Module
- Battery Charger
- Installation Cable
- Daisy Chain Link Cable
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Great question! Unfortunately there is no way to do that if you are just connecting the controller to the APEX since the way the APEX works is by turning the power OFF and there is no way for the pump controller to know if the OFF is because the user turned OFF the outlet or it is a power outage.
IF you want to use the gyre with the APEX and a backup battery, you will need to connect the gyre to the APEX using the IceCap Gyre Interface and the variable port on your APEX. If you have any further questions please let us know. Happy Reefing!
The power reduction will only work with the Maxspect pumps on the Icecap module.
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Coralvue states that this battery backup is only compatible with the Gyre line of pumps. Have a great day!
Thank you for your question.
The IceCap battery back up will work very well with the Gyre XF280.
Let us know if you have any other questions
Can I use this battery with IceCap 3K Gyre in order to prevent a power outage? Thank you in advance.
The 3K Gyre is compatible with the Ice Cap battery backup and when connected will maintain water flow in the event of a power outage.
The Ecotech batteries are limited to 2 batteries linked in series.
Currently Coralvue has not confirmed compatibility between either the Gyre interface modules or the battery backups and the 3K Gyre pumps.
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According to CoralVue (Maxspect distributor), the IceCap Battery Backup will work with all Gyre models, including the new XF250.
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According to Coralvue, the IceCap batter backup will work with all Gyre Models. Have a great day!
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.
We are aware of 2 of the batteries being installed as a maximum.
The expected battery life of the 130 would be around 24 hours. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Without the interface module the intensity of the pump will not change. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
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!
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!