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Basement Watchdog

Model 24EP6

Internet #100090742

Store SKU #646662

Store SO SKU #1001053928

Emergency Standby Battery

$98.00 /each

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Basement Watchdog Standby Batteries are uniquely constructed with heavy duty plates to store more energy, provide longer run times and last longer in standby operation. The high reserve capacity can run compatible Basement Watchdog battery backup systems intermittently for days. They are shipped dry and vacuumed sealed to retain freshness. Activation is easily started by adding the 6 qt. battery fluid pack (sold separately). Basement Watchdog Standby Batteries will accommodate the fluid sensor that will allow the battery backup controller to sound an alarm when distilled water is needed. This battery is not recommended for use with the Basement Watchdog BW12-120C, BW4000 or BWSP.

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  • Compatible with the Basement Watchdog Emergency (BWE) battery backup sump pump system or Basement Watchdog Combination primary and battery backup sump pump system (DFK961)
  • Pumps intermittently for days on the Basement Watchdog Emergency (BWE) or Combination (DFK961) system
  • Accommodates the Basement Watchdog fluid sensor to sound an alarm when distilled water is needed
  • Shipped without battery fluid to remain fresh until activated
  • Can be easily and safely filled with a 6 qt. battery fluid pack (sold separately)

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Is it possible to replace the original Battery with a sealed 12 volt battery?

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Please call our customer support center directly as we can give you the correct specifications for a battery that will be compatible as not just any battery will work with the system. You can reach us at 800.991.0466 ext 3 of tech support. M-F 9-5 CST
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The simple answer is "yes". As I have done so, it's pretty much a no-brainer. You have to find a suitably-sized 12V (deep cycle would be fine as well) battery to fit the battery box. I would not use a maintenance free battery for this application, due to the fact that electrolyte loss may cause you problems. And the one thing you have to be concerned about is the electrolyte probe.The probe should be Read More
The simple answer is "yes". As I have done so, it's pretty much a no-brainer. You have to find a suitably-sized 12V (deep cycle would be fine as well) battery to fit the battery box. I would not use a maintenance free battery for this application, due to the fact that electrolyte loss may cause you problems. And the one thing you have to be concerned about is the electrolyte probe.The probe should be inserted into one of the middle battery cells, and you may have to modify one of the cell caps (if you cannot reuse the Watchdog battery cap) to accommodate the probe. Simple drill hole through the cap to allow the probe to be inserted into the electrolyte (don't drill in while on the battery). The low electrolyte alarm will function to warn you when the battery needs attention.
As for the (+) and (-) leads, you can add your own posts or use a self-tapping sheet metal screw to attach them to the top of the terminal posts. Make sure to get them correct. Once you are done, test the system. Good Luck! Read Less
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Do you take back the old dead batteries. I have to buy a new battery because the old one died.

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It really depends on the store if they will take back old batteries. You can take them to a community battery recycling center or call your local battery store and see if they recycle batteries.
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Yes, Ken. Since Home Depot (and other home improvement stores) sell batters like this, they are required to take old batteries for recycling. As a matter of fact, if you don't, when you buy a new one you will have to pay a 'recycling fee' because the fed gov't knows that if you are not turning in an old batter for a new one, you have probably tossed it in a landfill or left it out back by the shed to Read More
Yes, Ken. Since Home Depot (and other home improvement stores) sell batters like this, they are required to take old batteries for recycling. As a matter of fact, if you don't, when you buy a new one you will have to pay a 'recycling fee' because the fed gov't knows that if you are not turning in an old batter for a new one, you have probably tossed it in a landfill or left it out back by the shed to pollute the environment. :) Hope this answers your question. Read Less
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What battery goes with Model BWE

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you can use either model since it is the smallest of the systems. The Glentronics 30hdc140s will give it more run time than this battery (24ep6)
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If battery alarm goes off and won't shut off does mean it needs distilled water added to battery or do I need a new battery?

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There could be several reasons why the alarm is on. We recommend that you contact us directly so that we can walk you through figuring out what needs to be addressed. You can contact us at 800.991.0466 ext M-F 9-5 CST and one of our tech support staff will be able to assist you.
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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by light weight battery had the other battery didn't last long ,so tried this one, its lighter same cap.i'll see how long this last,, August 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Failed after only 2 years I was using this battery in conjunction with the Basement Watchdog Emergency system. After only 2 years an annoying alarm would come every time the pump activated. (it was the battery alarm) And the pump would barely have enough power from the battery to pump anything out of the pit. I blame half of it on the Basement Watchdog Emergency's bad charger, which would overcharge and fry the battery which already seemed useless since it would refuse to run the pump properly without an annoying battery alarm. It was also a pain to clean the corrosion off the positive post with a wire brush. And when the pump did run, it ran continuously and discharged the battery in 30 minutes. And if I looked down into the battery box, I would see a ton of water which the battery seemed to have leaked out from somewhere. So this battery leaks, does not hold charge, causes corrosion, and does not last long. January 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Long Life! My original battery just failed after about 10 years in service. I experience 3-5 power outages per year and pump a lot of water so battery cycled coutless times. It is messy and a little tedious to maintain, but is 5 mins of attention to add water. (Buy yourself a small funnel when you pick this up and keep in the battery box.) Have added distilled water about once per year. Seems that durability and life is what they claim over sealed batteris. It has proven to provide stellar performance when maintained. Have read comments about the cost being high . . . this battery has possibly enabled me to avoid many painful insurance claims. I'm off to the 'Depot to buy the replacement. October 29, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great battery I've had this battery for over eight years. Two nights ago we had a big storm and our power went out for 12 hours. This battery, even being this old, ran continuously for a little over 3 hours before it died. When it died, my neighbor's generator came to my rescue. I will be replacing this battery with another one real soon. May 5, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sump pump battery I was surprised when I discovered that the battery is hipped without acid and that it has to purchased separately. There should be a clear notice, in large type, on the web site ti inform customer that this is the case. Please consider revising the content of your web page. February 5, 2013
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