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This product is for any serious aquarium hobbyist that owns or plans to own an EcoTech Marine VorTech pump. In 4 - 10 hours of no flow, an aquarium with all its fish and corals begins to die.
Extreme weather can strike during any season, and we can’t always predict the outcome. In the event of a power outage, is your tank protected? By adding the an EcoTech Marine Battery Backup, your tank’s flow will continue unaltered for up to 60 hours after the power goes out (30 hours for two pumps). Add a second battery backup to double the run time.
Instructions for Use:
The charger should be plugged into the wall and plugged into the charging port as indicated on the side of the battery backup. The charger should remain plugged in at all times. The provided cables can then be plugged into your VorTech pump. You may run two pumps off of your battery backup but doing so will reduce the total run time for each pump by approximately one-half. To double the run time, you can connect two batteries together in a daisy-chain fashion using the provided cables.
The VorTech’s wave driver constantly monitors the incoming 24-volts of DC power coming from the wall. When the wall power ceases during a power outage, the driver seamlessly switches to the 12-volts coming from the battery backup to provide emergency circulation. The precise run-time of the pump on battery backup mode will depend on the age of the battery and the speed setting of the pump. The battery backup should be maintained around 70deg F to keep it in optimal condition. The life of the battery will also depend on the number of discharges that the unit has been cycled through. Every time the unit is cycled, the life of the battery and its capacity is reduced.
EcoTech Marine has revolutionized the way people think about water movement in reef aquariums. Our technologically superior pumps produce unmatched broad yet gentle flow, while placing the motor outside the tank—preserving the beauty of your aquarium and enhancing the health of your aquarium ecosystem. The EcoTech leadership team consists of aquarium enthusiasts and engineers with a penchant for challenging the status quo. When EcoTech took root in the science labs of Lehigh University and University of Oklahoma, we realized there were serious differences between the native aquatic ecosystems in nature and the terrestrial habitats created in aquariums—and that little was being done to address this gap in the marketplace. Since that day, we have worked tirelessly to improve the “state of the art” to enable our customers to have the healthiest, safest and smartest aquarium possible. That’s why our products offer a wide variety of easy-to-program modes and have been thoroughly tested and endorsed by marine-biologists—making it the most versatile and life-like pump on the market.
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