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IceCap Battery Backup v2.0

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IceCap Battery Backup v2.0 for Aquarium Pumps

When it comes to a power failure, it’s not a matter of if, but when. Fish and corals can perish in as little as 4 hours without water flow. The IceCap Battery Battery Backup Version 2.0 will keep your 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.


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)


IceCap Battery Backup v2.0 Detailed Specs

  • 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.

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