EcoTech Marine

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.


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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I have oderedo the S1 a M40 for my 70 gallon tank can I connect both to one battery back unit or do I need two units
Asked : Mar 17, 2019
By : Victor, Fort Lauderdale
 
 
 
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I control my Vectra wave pump with a Neptune Apex. Will the battery automatically start the pump if the Apex unit doesn't have power?
Asked : Jun 25, 2018
By : Bob, New York
 
 
 
 
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Great battery backup
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Works perfectly
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Expensive
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It has been used 1 time for about 4 hours. I love knowing it automatically kicks in with power outages.
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Peace of mind
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As someone who works long days and don’t have the availability to just run home during a power outage, I bought this for peace of mind. When setting up a new tank with now live stock in the tank I put this battery through the paces. I tested this product by cutting the power and it exceeded the ti...Read More
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Has passed all tests, not had to run it in real emergency yet
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It works!
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none
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After a few dry run tests, this backup appears to do exactly what it says it'll do. Haven't had any power outages, yet, but when i do, I imagine this will help with life support like i'm expecting
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Battery OK

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Automatic
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Lasts only few years
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Ecotech mp pumps are awesome.
Battery totally dead after 3 years and useless.
Would be nice if lasted longer.
Ecotech pumps 5.5 years and ongoing!
Still nice backup but expensive backup.
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Peace of mind in a box

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I like that I can easily hook this up to my vortechs - the peace of mind for power outages is worth every penny.
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so far so good

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nice housing
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heavy for it's size
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easily setup with vector m1 with booster cable (purchased separately) hoping that it will keep the system alive during rough storms and power outages without using the gas generators
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Like the title says, I have peace of mind knowing my livestock won't die from non water movement. I went one step farther and hooked up one for each mp10QD. I eventually had to replace an old one but they've always turned on each time there has been a minor power outage.
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