- Battery Backup - IceCap
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
Great By Brooke on 5/20/2019Brooke would recommend this product to a friendThis is a very good battery back up. It runs my Gyre 1k very good when there is no power. Best investement.
Peace of Mind By Alex on 4/1/2019Alex would recommend this product to a friendI have my gyre hooked up to this and love knowing I won’t have to worry if my power goes out, my only complaint is that feed modes don’t work anymore unless you unplug it during feeding time. Then you have to remember to plug it back in and if you’re dumb, like me, you’ll forget sometimes. Maybe there is a workaround I havnt found yet. In any case still very happy
Just in case By Joseph on 2/23/2019Joseph would recommend this product to a friendAs I say just in case power goes out. I tested it by unpluging it and it works plain and simple
Everyone Should Have a Battery Back UP By Michael on 12/16/2018Michael would recommend this product to a friendI bought this during the Black Friday Sale for about $90 and it was put to use in less than a week after installing. My power went out for 30 minutes. I have this running 2 maxspect gyres XF230s on my main and a Jeboa pp-4 on my frag tank. It ran them perfectly. After 30 minutes with 3 pumps running on it the battery was at 80%. If you have less pumps it will last longer. I believe it would have ran my pumps for about 2 1/2-3 hour no problem. If you run 1 pump it might last 8-12 hours depending on the size of the pump. It is definitely worth the investment.
A must have when you live in Florida. By William on 7/13/2018William would recommend this product to a friendA must have for hurricane season here in sunny south Florida. The item looks and feels solid. It comes with all you need and more. I connected this to my Icecap 3k gyre.
I travel with less worry now By markm on 7/25/2017markm would recommend this product to a friendEasy set up for my 2 Gyre XF250s with one battery backup. I haven't required it yet, but I sleep better on the road.
WORKS AMAZING! By FLSharkvictim on 2/23/2017FLSharkvictim would recommend this product to a friendI HAVE Two of these connected to my TUNZE Turbelle 6055's powerheads, and I get about 72hrs of battery backup from each one running at like 10% which is all you need. HIGHLY Recoomended!
Every reefer should have one By Dave on 12/13/2016Dave would recommend this product to a friendI am in the process of automating my tank. To protect my livestock the Ice Cap backup battery is essential.
why would anyone be without this life saver? By charles on 3/15/2016charles would recommend this product to a friendThis 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.
Does this work with the icecap3k and does the power reduction feature work as well?
The power reduction will only work with the Maxspect pumps on the Icecap module.
Have a great day!
Would this Battery backup work for the New Rossmont Waver/Mover set-up ? Thanks for your time :)
At 30% power for the Gyre 130 approx. how much time will the battery operate the the Gyre 130 pump?
The expected battery life of the 130 would be around 24 hours. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
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.
Can the Battery Back Up ICE-Cap get connected to the APEX (Energy Bar 832 & APEX Base Unit to contine to run the VarioS-6, and WAV Pumps in case of power failure? If it can, how, and how many blocks would it take?
How many is the max batteries can i connect to expand the time.
We are aware of 2 of the batteries being installed as a maximum.
I have apex and when I feed fish My apex turns off gyre outlets will this turn on my 3k gyre since technically gyres going to lose power.
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!
Is this compatible with the 200 series pump? More specifically the 280?
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
Will this work with the 3K Gyre pump with the icecap controller?
Currently Coralvue has not confirmed compatibility between either the Gyre interface modules or the battery backups and the 3K Gyre pumps.
Have a great day!
Will this work with a Syncra Silent 5.0 Pump (1321 GPH) - Sicce
What are the dimensions of this item? Approx weight?
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!
Is this compatible with the xf250 maxspect gyre pumps.
According to Coralvue, the IceCap batter backup will work with all Gyre Models. Have a great day!
Will this work with tunze nanostream 6040
Will this battery backup work with a Reef Octopus Varios-6?
Coralvue states that this battery backup is only compatible with the Gyre line of pumps. Have a great day!
Can I daisy chain 3 of these?
The Ecotech batteries are limited to 2 batteries linked in series.
Does the battery back-up require the use of the IceCap Maxspect Gyre Interface Module?
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!
Will this back up the new xf230 Maxspects>????????????????
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.
Will this work with the fx250. The description only notes the 130 and the 150
According to CoralVue (Maxspect distributor), the IceCap Battery Backup will work with all Gyre models, including the new XF250.
Have a great day!
If the gyre interface module is NOT used, will the pump still slow down to 30%, or will it run at the normal setting?
Without the interface module the intensity of the pump will not change. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Will this work for an Icecap 1k Gyre?
Without the use of the Icecap maxspect gyre interface module, will the battery turn on automatically during a power outage?
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.