VorTech Battery Back-up
Why does BRS recommend this?
For almost all people it is not if, but when the power will be lost to your tank. If you have Ecotech Vortech pumps you will get a lot of value out of the Ecotech Battery Backup module. It is one of the easiest battery backup solutions on the market, and once you piece together another battery backup configuration there is a ton of value in the Ecotech line and their battery backup
In an aquarium with no flow, fish and corals begin to die in as little as 4 to 10 hours. The VorTech Battery Backup is reef tank insurance in an aluminum housing. By adding the VorTech Battery Backup, your tank is insulated from power interruptions for up to 36 hours with the MP40w and up to 72 hours with the MP10 and MP20. The Battery Back-up is now compatible with the Ecotech Vectra Return Pump too (booster cable required).
- 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)
Note: Ecotech Vectra Return Pumps require the Ecotech Vectra Battery Booster Cable for operation.
You would need this adapter as well for that to function correctly https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/vectra-battery-backup-booster-ecotech-marine.html Thanks!
Thank you for reaching out to us! Yes, the battery back-up is compatible with the M1.
Please let me know if you need anything further and take care!
Yes, the battery backup will be plugged into the wall outlet and will automatically detect a power loss and keep the pumps running at a reduced speed.
Would i need to buy anything else ti make it work?
This is designed only for the Vortech Pumps.
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.
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!
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!
This is normal with the battery back up cable and is on our systems exactly the same.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
It is only designed to be used with the EcoTech Pumps. Most pumps don't run on DC power like the EcoTech Vortechs do.
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.