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Basement Watchdog

Model # BWSP

Internet # 100067307

Store SKU # 130828

Store SO SKU # 1000895764

0.33 HP Special + Battery Backup Sump Pump System

$268.00 /each
  • Pumps 1,730 GPH at 10' lift and 2,500 GPH at 0' of lift
  • Connect to an auto dialer, security system, or other device
  • Dual float switch provides 2X the protection

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Product Overview

The newly upgraded Basement Watchdog Special builds upon decades of reliability and adds even more features to protect your home from flooding. This battery-operated sump pump system is designed as an emergency backup to support the primary AC sump pump. It automatically begins pumping any time the existing sump pump fails. Easy to use controller sounds an alarm, illuminates a warning light, and describes what to do for maintenance. For added reliability, the float switch has, not one, but two floats. Should one float fail to operate, the second float automatically activates the pump. Basement Watchdog backup systems will pump during a power outage, main sump pump failure, primary float switch failure or if excess water is entering the sump pit. This new system now includes a weekly self-test of the pump, compatibility with maintenance-free AGM batteries, an improved charging and monitoring system and a remote terminal for easy connection to a security system, auto dialer or other similar device.

  • Pumps 1,730 GPH at 10 ft. lift to empty the sump pit in seconds and 2,500 GPH at 0 ft. of lift
  • Peace of mind when away from home, remote terminal allows the ability to communicate with an auto dialer, home security system or other device, to alert you to problems or required maintenance
  • Dual float switch provides 2X the protection
  • Runs weekly pump cycles to check for proper operation and to exercise the pump
  • Provides days of intermittent pumping power on a single battery charge
  • Fluid sensor monitors fluid level of the battery
  • Compatible with both wet cell and maintenance-free AGM batteries
  • Connect 2 batteries in parallel for double the run time
  • Automatic 1.6 Amp battery charger
  • Detailed instructions with over 90 pictures walk you through the installation process
  • Free lifetime technical support
  • Includes control unit with a dual float switch, a battery fluid level sensor, pump with a 1-1/2 in. PVC pipe adapter, battery box and 1.6 Amp charger (battery not included - sold separately)

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
5.5 
Product Width (in.) 
9.2 

Details

Amperage (amps) 
Batteries Included 
No 
Battery Life (hours) 
7.5 h 
Battery Type Required 
30HDC140S - 7.5 Hour Basement Watchdog Deep Cycle Battery 
Housing Material 
Thermoplastic 
Number of Batteries Required 
Product Weight (lb.) 
5 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Voltage (volts) 
12 

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed,SSPMA Certified 
Manufacturer Warranty 
2 Years 

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Water Alert - Dry Cell Battery

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December 22, 2015
Can I bypass the Water Alert that says that distilled water needs to be added to the battery since I am using a dry cell battery?
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June 30, 2016
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Yes, you can, all you have to do is sandwich the fluid sensor between the wing nut and the terminal on the positive side of the battery and that will bypass the alarm. There are illustrations on www.basementwatchdog.com or your manual if you would like to see what this looks like. Please call us at 800.991.0466 ext 3 M-F 9-5 CST If you are in need of further assistance.
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December 30, 2015
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Yes, just tie that wire into your positive battery terminal. That feature of the system doesn't work well anyway so I wouldn't rely on it. I ruined a battery because it didn't alert me. I just check the water level every month.
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how many hours will it run?

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The system will run with our 7.5 hour battery a total of 7.5 continuous pumping hours. Remember that when considering the actual pumping time that pumps usually don't run continuously but intermittently.
Hope that helps answer your question and remember you're always welcome to contact us at 800-991-0466 x 3 or at service@glentronics.com if you have any other questions or concerns.
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This product will run for 7.5 hours.
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We had problems with the fuse burning out. I added more Distilled Water to the Battery and sanded down the connectors to the battery.

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July 7, 2016
The third fuse I have placed in the device not burned out, but their is a fan noise that now is continuously on. Is this a malfunction or is the battery being charged?
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Thank you for your question. Please note that the controller fan will be on when the battery is charging sometimes but it should not be on continuously. Please contact us immediately if it does not stop. You can reach us Mon- Fri CST at 800.991.0466 ext 3 for tech support.
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I have the old version of this system, before S/N 30000. I want to replace it with the newer model so I can hook up two maintenance free batteries.
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Please contact our service department directly so that we may be able to assist u a little better. We will provide u with the correct battery specs depending on the specific system you have. Please contact us between 9-5 CST @ 800.991.0466 ext3 for tech support.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 35 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Product!! I am really pleased with this product! It was easy to install and provides a great service if the power goes out it immediately clicks on and saves any flooding issues, The main thing was how easy installation was since were not particularly 'handy' folks - we did not have to hire a plumber or handyman to install. We did have to secure with zip-ties so I would recommend you have a couple 6"-12" zip-ties handy just in case... I would highly recommend this product! July 21, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Worked great.... when it worked I purchased this pump kit in the event of power failure or if my main pump couldn't keep up. Installation is fairly easy if you have any sort of basic plumbing skills. Unfortunately after only a year or so the system alarm began tripping in the middle of the night for no reason. The last straw was when it went off when I was out of town and I needed to guide my wife at 2am over the phone on how to open the box and disconnect the battery and unplug the system. For the price, I expect better quality and service life. Replacement batteries are over half the unit cost. I am replacing this unit with a water powered back up sump. April 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Special + Battery Backup Sump Pump System Special + Battery Backup Sump Pump System, good system if the main sump-pump fails June 30, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Charging Even if your electric is on while this pump is pumping continuously, it is not charging the battery. Example is pump is running cause main pump failed and this pump is running nonstop it will quit pumping soon as battery is drained. The charger does not put out enough amperage to run the pump. May 22, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Just my experience... This unit runs by battery. So if the battery doesn't work please know the unit will not work. With that in mind here's my experience: Bought this because of power outaged spent money to get battery and acid and PVC pipe etc etc. Hooked it up it worked like a charm. Then because of lack of power to charge battery it suddenly stopped working leaving me right back where I started. Now yes its a BACK UP. So if you dont need an immediate fix, but are looking to use it down the line I would say it's good. But watch out if your power is out for an extended period. In that case another method would be well worth your time and money. September 20, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Use a miter saw! Bought this system over the weekend. I will say install was pretty easy, there are many helpful videos on youtube. Putting the acid in the battery was a little freaky. I would wear thick gloves, long sleeves and goggles. I found the fittings that the instructions recommend much easier to line up and seal using a miter saw to cut the PVC. I tried one cut with a hacksaw and it was so uneven I was concerned it would not seal. My miter saw also made the project go faster which was important because my sump fills about three times an hour! I almost hope to power goes out so I can test the system realistically. March 12, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gets The Job Done Bought this as a backup in 2011 when I finished my basement. I had it professionally installed and tested with no problems. The alarms on it are annoying when power goes out but if it keeps the basement dry, who cares. I always test the backup every month to make sure it still works and check water level in battery every month or so. This thing will dry out a battery in no time if you don't watch it. You don't need to use the expensive Watchdog battery with this system. I used a deep cycle marine battery and drilled a small hole in the top cap to insert the low water level rod.....it works fine. April 9, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Failed first time it was needed I have a Basement Watchdog Special BWSP. It’s been installed about 18 months. We had bad rain storms today and my main sump could not keep up with the amount of water in the pit. This wonderful system failed to start. The first it was ever needed! The switch worked and the pump light illuminated but the pump itself did not start. I have checked all the connection, the pump is connected on the back of the control unit. The pump was fully tested at the time of installation and at that time, activating the float switch started the pump. As a result my basement flooded. Thanks for a wonderful system...NOT June 19, 2009
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