Water movement for the tank whenthers power failure

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  1. RGibson

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    I have 4 6055 tunze pumps with tunze safety connectors and a 12 volt battery,in a power failure it will automatically switch over from ac to the battery.A solar cell can be used in place of the battery.
    Ralph
     
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    The battery will last for 2 days.
     
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    The battery i used is a AGM with AH 79,to keep the battery charge a weather resistant charger used in boats.:wave2:
     
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    allrighty then
     
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    We use them as well. The new Tunze recalculating pumps are just about to hit our shores as well. So now the return pump can run on battery back up as well.
     
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    I use double 7Ah batteries to drive a standard boat bilge pump, 1.9 amp at 500gph (as you in the states call it) or 1900L/h for us in South Africa. Good enough for 5.5 hours.
    If flat thereafter, I just swap the batteries with the one in my gate motor and in my house alarm. They all use the same. And the battery is relatively cheap compared to other deep cycle batteries.

    I do not care about other lights or pumps. See it as a dark and calm day at see. But at least my sump and display tank have circulation. In contrast to Tunze or Vortech pumps on batteries, your sump and DSB is out of action.

    So win some, loose some.
     
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    getting your priorities spot on there :thumbup:
     
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