EcoTech Marine Vortech Battery Backup

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Keep VorTech and Vectra pumps working (and your reef alive) whenever you lose power

EcoTech Marine’s VorTech pumps are legendary for creating ideal flow patterns in reef aquariums. The life-giving water movements keep corals and other invertebrates thriving. But what happens if there is a power outage?

Without water movement, your corals and fish could start to die in as little as four hours. While some aquarists have resorted to using computer-style back-up batteries, these batteries are bulky, heavy and designed for keeping computers and equipment running for only a short time.

Fortunately, EcoTech Marine’s engineers created a purpose-built battery back-up system specifically for their VorTech and Vectra water pumps. It is reef tank insurance in an aluminum housing.

The EcoTech Marine Battery Backup is designed to keep your VorTech or Vectra pump running for up to 60 hours after the power goes off! A single battery can run two VorTech pumps for 30 hours.

Want to extend the pump run time? You can add a second Battery Backup to the system and double the back-up capabilities!

What we really like about the EcoTech Marine Battery Backup:

  • Designed specifically for the power requirement of VorTech water pumps
  • Long run times ensure the reef survives a power outage
  • A second battery can be added
  • Automatically maintains a charge
  • Compact size fits anywhere

EcoTech Marine Battery Backup Features:

  • Provides peace of mind even when you are away from home
  • Enough reserve power to run a VorTech Pump for 60 hours, two pumps for 30 hours
  • Can daisy-chain a second Battery Backup for twice the run time
  • Charge level is monitored with the EcoSmart controller
  • Comes with automatic charger that keeps the batteries ready at all times.
  • Kit comes with everything needed to power two VorTech pumps.

EcoTech Marine Battery Backup Specifications:

  • Corrosion-resistant powder-coated white aluminum housing.
  • 18 Amp-Hour 12-volt sealed battery.
  • 8 ft. cables
  • Dimensions: 9" x 7" x 3.25" (LxWxH)

EcoTech Marine Vectra Battery Backup Booster:

The Vectra Battery Backup Booster is a sold separately accessory that allows the EcoTech Battery Backup to be used with the Vectra L1 or M1 return pumps. Connects inline between the EcoTech Battery Backup and the driver of your Vectra pump.


Product Manuals & Documentation

EcoTech Marine Vortech Battery Backup

Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

Manufacturer Info

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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Can this unit be used for any fish tank heater and pump
Will it on any brand fish tank pump and heater
Asked : May 01, 2017
By : Mike, Leo, in..
 
 
 
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This will only work with Eco Tech Marines Vortech and Vectra pumps.
Answered : May 03, 2017
By : MD Tech
 
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Can this unit stand alone and eliminate the pumps power adapter
Asked : Apr 25, 2017
By : CJ
 
 
 
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This would not work as a stand alone power supply for the pumps. It would only work as a back up when the main power supply fails. It can operate a VorTech pump for 60 hours if power goes out or 30 hours for two pumps.
Answered : Apr 26, 2017
By : MD Tech
 
 
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Peace of mind. No more worring about your tank when power fails
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Big and heavy. Can't leave it on the floor because plugs are located at the bottom of it.
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Easy to install and connect to your pumps.
Kind of heavy and big. I would've been nicer if ecotech had out the plugs on the side just in case if someone doesn't want to install this battery on the wall
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Ecotech battery backupv

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Compact, Solíd, is over my expectations
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Reef Life Support

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Works great at keeping circulation going when the power goes out. Less $$$ and hassle of a generator. Much better than running an extension cord to my truck that has an inverter and running the truck for 15 minutes at a time. :)
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It's an EcoTech product, of course it's a great product. It works exactly like it should. I feel a lot better having this backup.
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Definitely like it.

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One of the greatest thing on a market. Definitely like it, keep my pumps and light on for ~24 hours. Why 4.5 stars? Cuz of the weight and size of this battery, with the limited room under your tank not really "portable", buy everything else couldn't be any better.
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It works as advertised. The parts inside should be constructed intact because it feels like the parts move inside when you shake it. It should be solid as it is as a whole. A water change button would be nice.
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I was a bit hesitant to buy this because of the cost. However, after realizing how much I spent on the MP40 and the total cost of the inhabitants of my reef, it was a no brainer. If you have the Vortech pumps than I strongly advise you to spend the extra money on some sound insurance. I did a quick ...Read More
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