Basement Watchdog Emergency Sump Pump Battery

Basement Watchdog Emergency Sump Pump Battery
Model: 24EP6
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Features
Features
  • Back-Up Standby Battery
  • Designed to be drained and recharged (ships dry)
  • Lasts longer and performs better than automotive batteries
  • Unique Construction
  • Runs sump pumps longer (more hours per charge)
  • Extends battery life (normally 5-7 years)
  • Special Cap
  • Holds the battery fluid sensor at the correct height
  • Compatibility
  • Helps reduce risk of failure (80% of failures due to low water)
  • Designed for the Basement Watchdog Emergency (BWE)
  • NOT Recommended for Basement Watchdog Special (BWSP)
  • NOT Recommended for Basement Big Dog (BWD12-120C)
  • Reserve Capacity: 90 min. @ 25 Amps
  • WILL NOT WORK WITHOUT BATTERY ACID (SOLD SEPARATELY)
Specifications
Overview
Weight
50 Pounds
Product Length
10 1/8 Inches
Product Width
6 1/2 Inches
Product Height
10 Inches
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
UPC
717301121272
Features
Features
  • Back-Up Standby Battery
  • Designed to be drained and recharged (ships dry)
  • Lasts longer and performs better than automotive batteries
  • Unique Construction
  • Runs sump pumps longer (more hours per charge)
  • Extends battery life (normally 5-7 years)
  • Special Cap
  • Holds the battery fluid sensor at the correct height
  • Compatibility
  • Helps reduce risk of failure (80% of failures due to low water)
  • Designed for the Basement Watchdog Emergency (BWE)
  • NOT Recommended for Basement Watchdog Special (BWSP)
  • NOT Recommended for Basement Big Dog (BWD12-120C)
  • Reserve Capacity: 90 min. @ 25 Amps
  • WILL NOT WORK WITHOUT BATTERY ACID (SOLD SEPARATELY)
Specifications
Overview
Weight
50 Pounds
Product Length
10 1/8 Inches
Product Width
6 1/2 Inches
Product Height
10 Inches
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
UPC
717301121272
Product Specs
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Specifications
Overview
Weight
50 Pounds
Product Length
10 1/8 Inches
Product Width
6 1/2 Inches
Product Height
10 Inches
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
UPC
717301121272
Reviews
(4)
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Basement Watchdog 24EP6 Reviews & Ratings
Product Q&A
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Other than water, what maintenance should i do to the watchdog 24EP6 battery? Should i re-add acid after 5 years or replace battery? Any ideas how to daisychain two of these batteries so both stay charged and double run time? Thanks jim
Mike Costello 
from New Jersey 
August 04, 2012
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Besides checking the battery terminals to insure that they are free of any corrosion and checking the acid level in the battery, the entire system, including your pumps, float switches and basins should be inspected every 3-4 months to insure they are performing properly and are free and clean of any debris that may impede their operation. Battery acid is only added once, at the initial start-up. Thereafter, if the cells are showing a low level, distilled water will be added. These batteries generally last a good 3-4 years before needing replacement. You could always take it to a local battery supplier or auto parts store to have the battery checked. They can test it and verify if it is ok and will still hold a charge or if it needs replacement.
Only certain battery backup systems are capable of adding a second battery to double the run time as the system controller must be configured to handle this type of connection. The Basement Watchdog model 24EP6 is the smaller of the two basement Watchdog batteries and would not be the recommended battery of choice even if your system was capable. You would need to consider the model 30HDC140S for such an application.
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I have a sump pump installed in my home. It is plugged into the wall and is controlled by a float. I want to back it up with a battery in case power goes out. Do you have a battery that will work with my existing sump pump?
Steven Ramaekers 
from Nebraska 
June 20, 2011
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Unfortunately, it's not that easy. A 120 volt pump will not connect to a battery to provide backup in the event of a power outage. You would need to look at a BATTERY BACKUP SYSTEM or an AUXILIARY POWER SYSTEM.
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If I buy a Basement Watchdog pump do I need a Basement Watchdog battery?
Karen 
from Illinois 
January 03, 2011
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You can use any deep cycle marine battery, as long as it is not maintenance-free. However, there are several advantages to using a Basement Watchdog battery. The Watchdog battery accommodates the system’s fluid sensor which will sound an alarm when the battery needs water…a very important feature, since a dry battery will not perform. In addition, Basement Watchdog batteries run longer per charge, and last years longer. A typical marine battery will last 2-4 years, while the Watchdog battery will last approximately 5-7 years. Basement Watchdog batteries are shipped dry (without acid) so they stay fresh on the shelf indefinitely, while wet batteries have a short shelf life.

Update 11/16/15: Basement Watchdog has changed this requirement around 2013 and their backup systems will now accept maintenance free batteries. Please refer to their updated installation manual for instructions on the proper method for this battery installation.
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