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IceCap Battery Backup v2.0

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Keep Your Pumps Running During a Power Outage

Power failures will happen sooner or later within our fishkeeping hobby, and if not addressed within 4 hours, fish and corals can perish without having water flow. The IceCap Battery Battery Backup Version 2.0 will keep your 24V flow pump running uninterrupted in the event of a power loss for ~35 hours*. You can connect two pumps to the battery backup and run them simultaneously for ~17 hours after the power goes out. To double your backup run time, you can even connect two battery backups together for further protection.


Highlights:

  • New model updated for 2020! This new version is 24V rather than 12V like the original.
  • Turns on immediately after a power failure to protect your aquarium
  • Keeps a single flow pump running ~35 hours after a power loss
  • You can connect 2 flow pumps to a single battery backup for ~17 hours of backup operation
  • You can connect two battery backups together to double the run time of a single pump to ~70 hours
  • Compact and attractive form factor that is easy to mount on a wall or aquarium stand
  • Get started immediately: power supply, pump adapters, and user guide are all included in the box
  • Compatible with most 12-24 volt pumps from brands like Maxspect, IceCap, and Reef Octopus.
  • *On average 50w at 30% power single pump/single power cell.

Keep Your Aquarium Safe When Disaster Strikes!

Being optimistic about your success in the hobby is great, but any experienced aquarium keeper will advise you to prepare for all possibilities. As the expression goes, "Hope for the best and prepare for the worst." One of the easiest ways to prevent an aquarium from crashing is by connecting a pump or powerhead to a battery backup device. That way, if your home or office experiences expected or unexpected losses of power, your pump(s) will keep the moving water—which is essential for the survival of fish and coral.


There are a variety of ways a power loss can occur. Here are a few common reasons:

  • A Scheduled Outage

  • Utility companies perform routine maintenance and equipment upgrades from time-to-time. Even though you’ll likely know of the outage in advance, it’s nice to have peace of mind that your pump will continue running uninterrupted to keep your livestock safe.
  • A Repair Outage

  • Unexpected circumstances, like an automobile accident or severe weather, can cause a power failure. Power lines can be damaged if a car crashes into a utility pole. Heavy rains or high winds can damage power lines. Keep your tank insulated from power interruptions with a battery backup.
  • A Rotating Outage

  • Often referred to as a "rolling blackout," a rotating outage is a last-resort measure used by a utility company to avoid a total blackout. These can sometimes occur during heatwaves. Keep oxygen levels from plunging to dangerous levels by plugging your pump into the IceCap Battery Backup v2.0.
  • A Major Outage

  • Natural disasters like earthquakes, wildfires, hurricanes, and tornados can damage power equipment and networks resulting in large, widespread outages. If you live where hurricanes frequently make landfall, having a couple of battery backups connected to a pump can help keep your tank inhabitants alive for ~3 days.

Which Pump Brands Can I Connect to the IceCap Battery Backup v2.0?

One of the biggest benefits of the IceCap Battery Backup over competing brands is that it isn’t restricted to a single brand of pump. The new battery backup v2.0 is compatible with most 24V or less variable speed DC pumps on the market today.

Here are some popular pumps the IceCap Battery Backup works with:

  • Maxspect Gyre Pumps (All Models)
  • IceCap Gyre Pumps (All Models)
  • Reef Octopus Octo Pulse Pumps (All Models)
  • Reef Octopus VarioS Pumps (VarioS-2 and VarioS-4)

Specifications:

  • DC Charger: Input: 100V to 240V 50/60Hz | Output: 27V 600MA
  • Main Unit DC: Output: 24V x 2.5A max | Input: 27V 1A max
  • Fuse: 250V 10A 5x20mm fast blow
  • Size: 5.75in x 5in x 3.125in (WxLxH)
  • Weight: 3.85lbs

Battery Backup Best Practices for Operation & Maintenance

The IceCap Battery Backup v2.0 should be kept in an environment with a temperature of approximately 70º F for optimal operation. The life of the battery will depend on the number of discharges that the unit has cycled through. Every time the unit cycles, the life of the battery and its capacity are reduced.

NOTE: Depending on the pump and pump controller you are using, the pump may not slow down during a power loss when the battery backup is activated as you might expect with a 12V battery (this is a 24V battery).


Backed by a 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty with US Customer Support

The IceCap Battery Backup v2.0 is guaranteed to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 1-year. Just follow the instructions in the box to register the unit online after you receive it. The IceCap Battery Backup is distributed in the United States by CoralVue which offers repair, replacement, and part services from their headquarters in Slidell, Louisiana.


Product Manuals & Documentation

IceCap Battery Backup v2.0

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

Manufacturer Info

Ice Cap Aquarium Supplies
IceCap has been introducing innovative lighting products into the aquarium hobby for more than two decades. The company is committed to producing benchmark quality products and has set the standard for efficiency and reliability. IceCap is committed to nurturing and supporting an increasingly self-sustaining hobby of coral reef enthusiasts. IceCap started the R.E.E.F. Foundation to encourage and facilitate recycling, education and a more conscientious use of both living and material resources. We carry a variety of IceCap aquarium lighting supplies including bulbs, fixtures, retrofit kits and accessories.

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Can be daisy chained,Come with several adaptors most pumps in the market
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Provides peace of mind knowing that if for some reason my tanks lose power the circulation pumps will continue to function at normal capacity.
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Battery backup

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Small compact plenty of power
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Works great, pleanty of power for my maxspect gyre
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I have a beautiful reef tank I was told my house was out of power for 8 hours when I came home everything was running just fine the battery backup work just fine
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Works when the house power doesn't
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CHEAP INSURANCE
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We had a short power outage shortly after installing the Maxspect XF230 and the Ice Cap battery back up. Everything went off except the Gyre pump as expected, the fish and corals must have thought a storm passed, they woke back up after the power came back on.
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Good value, easy to install and smaller than others.
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Last review says it doesn't work. Well it's a battery and it works as it should. I suspect the return pump uses a higher voltage and so won't work. For my gyre130 it works just fine. True it goes slower but all we want to do is stir the water and the surface to keep oxygen levels up not run the ...Read More
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Last review says it doesn't work. Well it's a battery and it works as it should. I suspect the return pump uses a higher voltage and so won't work. For my gyre130 it works just fine. True it goes slower but all we want to do is stir the water and the surface to keep oxygen levels up not run the ...Read More
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