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Basement Watchdog Emergency Battery Backup Sump Pump System
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Basement Watchdog

Emergency Battery Backup Sump Pump System

  • Sensor monitors battery fluid levels for increased piece of mind
  • Includes a dual float switch for added protection
  • Detailed manual makes installation easy
$138.00 /each

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Product Overview

The Basement Watchdog Emergency Battery Backup Sump Pump can be easily installed in either a normal sized or narrow sump pit and automatically begins pumping during power outages, when the main pump fails or when water flow exceeds the capacity of the main pump. Its unique monitoring system sounds an alarm when maintenance is needed or a problem arises. A display panel indicator light will identify the cause of the alarm and the proper corrective action. The dual float switch provides double the protection and will activate the backup pump when either float is raised.

  • Pumps 1,000 GPH at 10 ft. of lift and 2,000 GPH at 0 ft. of lift
  • User-friendly control panel lights up with a warning and describes what to do for easy maintenance
  • Dual float switch provides 2X the protection
  • 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
  • Automatic 0.4 Amp charger
  • Compact pump can be installed even in small or narrow sump pits
  • Detailed instructions with over 90 pictures walk you through the simple 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 charger
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Customer Questions & Answers

can I hook the battery and control panel unit to an existing pump

Asked by: searshandyman
The battery and control unit work together. If you try to hook them to an existing pump you will probably have a problem since there is a plug that is a specific design going from the pump to the control unit.
Answered by: RobbinsA
Date published: 2017-04-12

I don't have room for two sumps in my sump pit so where does this sit? Outside of the sump pit?

I don't have room for two sumps in my sump pit so where does this sit? Outside of the sump pit?
Asked by: Vinruss
In the direction it shows you how to "stack" the pump on your main sump discharge line with 2 brackets,
Answered by: RobbinsA
Date published: 2017-04-12

Will any battery work on this system?

Will any battery work on this system?
Asked by: Fcallen
Any deep cycle battery will work, you just won't have the monitor feature.
Answered by: RobbinsA
Date published: 2017-04-12

I am looking for a great economical sumeriable pump that is battery operated so I can pump standing water off roofs

Asked by: banktech11
The Basement Watchdog Emergency system is designed for indoor sump applications. It is not suitable for use in outdoor applications as the battery and electronics are not designed to withstand the elements. For more information, please contact our customer support team 800-991-0466, option 3. We are available to take incoming calls from 9am - 5pm CT Monday through Friday.
Answered by: Glentronics
Date published: 2016-11-23
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Customer Reviews

Emergency Battery Backup Sump Pump System is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 70.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I installed an earlier model of the watchdog approx. 16 years ago and have used it several times ... I installed an earlier model of the watchdog approx. 16 years ago and have used it several times over the years. That unit failed to operate during our recent 3 day power outage but it was probably due to my lack of maintenance to the battery in the past few years. There was only one unit left in town, that I could find, and I ordered it online for pickup in the morning. The new unit was easy to install, despite having to fill the new battery with acid, and i had the backup running in a few hours. Power came back on 10 hours later but the emergency pump saved me 10 hours of bailing by hand.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not impressed with the design or operation. It seems a... Not impressed with the design or operation. It seems a bit underpowered. Plan to listen to the alarm for a bit when first installed unless you charged the battery ahead of time because a low battery alarm is not silenced by the alarm silence switch.
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a decent backup unit. We live in an area with a lot of water, and our sump stays pretty b... This is a decent backup unit. We live in an area with a lot of water, and our sump stays pretty busy. I installed this about two years ago, and it's done very well so far. Power outages, pump failures, and even in a flood when my sump pump couldn't keep up, this ran and kept the sump low and my basement dry. The unit is smaller, the emergency float switch takes some adjusting, and the beeping can get a little annoying, and I wish it had some more advanced features, but overall it has been a good product for us. If it ever needs replaced, I will likely purchase the same brand, but check out the larger unit, and possibly look into WiFi capability.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product was really easy to install and works great! Even if I was not a plumber the directi... This product was really easy to install and works great! Even if I was not a plumber the directions and pictures make everything so clear to understand. You may need a few extra parts depending on your sump size however, the different possible configurations as well as detailed parts list are all in the directions. The monitor is very informative in that if the backup sump is activated it lets you know visually and audibly (if you want) so that you know if your main pump did not operate. I would highly recommend this product because the monitor also informs you of the condition of the battery as long as you purchase the "watchdog" battery which I did and also highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I I had an existing backup sump pump, my old... I I had an existing backup sump pump, my old unit kept blowing the fuse, not sure if it was the old pump. It made sense to just change the unit and pump for one hundred and forty seven dollars. It was a easy swap with check value and new pipe.
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is the 3rd one of these I have owned over a period of 18 years. They do the job they were de... This is the 3rd one of these I have owned over a period of 18 years. They do the job they were designed for and really have no complaints except for the overall price when you have to replace the battery as well as the pump.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy install, great price No issues with this item. Must purchase battery, not included. It's small enough to fit along side your main pump or you can stack them (comes with mounting bracket)
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hasn't worked correctly since I bought it... Should have returned it immediately. Won't buy this ... Hasn't worked correctly since I bought it... Should have returned it immediately. Won't buy this brand again, it's poor quality.
Date published: 2017-02-04
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