Can I use a car battery with basement watchdog?

The Basement Watchdog Big Standby Battery is compatible with all versions of Basement Watchdog Combo or Backup sump pump systems.

How long does watchdog battery last?

How long does a basement watchdog battery last?

Big Standby Battery Maintenance Free/ AGM Battery**
BATTERY BACKUP SYSTEM RUN TIME*
Big Dog Connect 50 hours 40 hours
Special Connect 60 hours 48 hours
Emergency 100 hours 80 hours

Can a marine battery be used for a sump pump?

A deep-cycle lead-acid battery (sometimes called a marine battery) is recommended for backup sump pumps. This type of battery is rated in ampere-hours (AH). However, they are specialty batteries and often cost much more than the Wet Cell; plus, they may require a special charger.

How do you fill a watchdog battery with acid?

Fill each cell of the battery to a level just covering the battery plates, and then go back and top off each cell equally. It is important to have the cells filled equally or the battery will not operate properly. The acid should reach a level just below the cap ring as shown in the diagram.

Why is my watchdog battery beeping?

If you Basement Watchdog battery alarm won’t stop first make sure that there is nothing wrong with your pump system and there is no risk of a flood. Low battery fluid. Loose power cables. Battery is low on power or corrupted.

How long will a marine battery power a sump pump?

How long will a marine battery run a sump pump? A 100AH deep-cycle marine battery will continuously power an 800-watt sump pump motor for about 45 minutes until it’s fully discharged. The effective time will be greater since your sump pump will likely not be running nonstop.

How long a marine battery will last?

The average life of a boat battery is around 3-4 years, although they can last up to 6 years in the right conditions. To ensure your battery lasts its full lifespan, keep your batteries connected to a maintenance charger to keep it fully charged.

Should I add water or acid to my battery?

It’s important to note that battery owners should never add sulfuric acid to their battery. During normal operation batteries will only consume water – and not sulfuric acid. When your battery’s electrolyte is observed to be low, filling the battery with water will keep the battery healthy and safe for use.

How do I stop my basement watchdog from beeping?

If you Basement Watchdog battery alarm won’t stop first make sure that there is nothing wrong with your pump system and there is no risk of a flood. After that check the power connection for the pump and battery back up as well as fill the unit to make sure it is not overheating or too cold air and at risk of freezing.

How long will sump pump run on battery?

Run-time of a new fully-charged battery As a general rule of thumb, during a power outage most new fully-charged batteries will last roughly 5-7 hours of continuous pumping and roughly 1-3 days of non-continuous pumping depending on the frequency. The longer the pump runs, the less power it has.

What kind of battery does basement watchdog use?

Run times may vary based on inflow of water. ** Older versions, purchased before 2014 of the Basement Watchdog Special, Basement Watchdog Big Dog and Basement Watchdog Big Combo systems that include the Remote Terminal are compatible with the Basement Watchdog Maintenance Free/AGM Battery.

How to connect a battery to a watchdog?

• When connecting the battery cables, first connect the small ring on the end of the WHITE wire to the NEGATIVE (-) post of the battery, and then connect the large ring on the end of the BLACK wire to the POSITIVE (+) p os tf heb ry. N v l w ing touch each other. •ALWAYSkeep the cover secured on the ba t ery ox sl ipn g hu fi tngs oher d bck x.

How many amps does basement watchdog 30hdc140s have?

The Basement Watchdog Battery model 30HDC140S is not rated in amp hours. It is rated in Reserve Capacity at 182 min. @ 25 Amps. If you would compare this to a marine battery it would be around 700 cold cranking amps (CCA). Was this answer helpful?

How long does a Big Dog battery last?

Battery Comparison Big Standby Battery Emergency Battery Maintenance Free/ AGM Battery** Big Dog Connect 50 hours Not recommended 40 hours Special Connect 60 hours Not recommended 48 hours Emergency 100 hours 50 hours 80 hours