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Model # BWE

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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
$ 154 00
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Product Overview

  • Sensor monitors battery fluid levels for increased piece of mind
  • Includes a dual float switch for added protection
  • Detailed manual makes installation easy
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 2,000 GPH at 0 ft. of lift and 1,000 GPH at 10 ft. of lift
  • User-friendly control panel lights up with a warning and describes what to do for easy maintenance
  • Dual float switch provides 2 times 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
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • Sensor monitors battery fluid levels for increased piece of mind
  • Includes a dual float switch for added protection
  • Detailed manual makes installation easy
Model #: BWE
Sku #: 646661
Internet #: 100055241

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 2,000 GPH at 0 ft. of lift and 1,000 GPH at 10 ft. of lift
  • User-friendly control panel lights up with a warning and describes what to do for easy maintenance
  • Dual float switch provides 2 times 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
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
4.5
Product Height (in.)
6.5
Product Width (in.)
8.5

Details

Amperage (amps)
6.5
Battery Life (hours)
50 h
Battery Type Required
12-volt
Housing Material
Thermoplastic
Included
Control Box,Hardware,Pump Hookup
Number of Batteries Required
1
Product Weight (lb.)
3.5lb
Returnable
90-Day
Voltage
12v

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
2 Year Limited

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
4.5
Product Height (in.)
6.5
Product Width (in.)
8.5

Details

Amperage (amps)
6.5
Battery Life (hours)
50 h
Battery Type Required
12-volt
Housing Material
Thermoplastic
Included
Control Box,Hardware,Pump Hookup
Number of Batteries Required
1
Product Weight (lb.)
3.5lb
Returnable
90-Day
Voltage
12v

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
2 Year Limited

Questions & Answers

does this kit include a battery?

does this kit include a battery?
Asked by: Leslie
Yep!
Answered by: Jay
Date published: 2019-02-18

I have a large heavy duty automotive battery I would like to use with this system and the instruc...

I have a large heavy duty automotive battery I would like to use with this system and the instructions say "not for use with an automotive battery". I would like to know why an automotive battery can't be used or would it be OK to use an automotive battery? Also, if I use an automotive battery will it cause harm to the Watchdog system?
Asked by: Jack1950
I have used a regular car battery with no problems. It is recommended to use a deep cycle marine type battery for longer operation without power.
Answered by: Rwood
Date published: 2019-01-02

will this pump still work when float switch is triped even when 120volt power still on

will this pump still work when float switch is triped even when 120volt power still on
Asked by: butch
Yes, this product functions off of DC battery power.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2018-11-18

Hi, how many GPH at a 10ft rise does this battery backup sump pump discharge?

Hi, how many GPH at a 10ft rise does this battery backup sump pump discharge?
Asked by: Tony
1000 GPH which is 16 2/3 GPM. Primary AC pumps are rated in GPM and note that most battery backup pumps including this one do not pump near to the rate of the typical AC-powered units.
Answered by: T344
Date published: 2018-09-21
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Customer Reviews

Emergency Battery Backup Sump Pump System is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 129.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bought this 5 years ago from HD as a backup for my normal sump pump. Was an easy install and work... Bought this 5 years ago from HD as a backup for my normal sump pump. Was an easy install and works fine. Luckily I haven't had to rely on it as my power hasn't gone off for long periods of time since I got it. I do use the test button every couple of months to make sure it works correctly and pumps water and clears the sump. Have had a couple of power outages and when that happens it turns on an alarm which is OK but kind of obvious that power is out. It also will sound an alarm if the battery fluid gets low. That is a good idea as the water level does go down with charging over time so I check the battery fill level about twice a year. I don't know how good of a battery they use....I did change my original out after 3 years to be on the safe side....that is about the life span for a battery on the conservative side. I may look into a maintenance free battery next time. You could wait for the battery to fail....or have it tested, but do NOT just install and forget.
Date published: 2019-05-21
Rated 1 out of 5 by from waste of money I installed one of these in my house and had and had a plumber install one at my mother's house here in NJ. I have tested them regularly and kept the batteries fresh and filled with water. Yesterday, my mother's primary sump pump failed. The basement watchdog took over for a brief period and then depleted its battery. The alarm buzzer was too faint to be heard in her house with the basement door closed. The basement flooded and we spent hours cleaning and pumping. After my Basement Watchdogs were installed, the janitor at the school near my house told me about water powered backup sump pumps. These seem much better as they do not rely on a battery. Seem much more reliable. I should have invested in them even though they would have been more expensive. Basement Watchdog bought a couple of hours and then died. I would guess that their more costly Watchdog units will last longer but still are gonna leave you stranded relatively soon. I am sorry I wasted money on these units.
Date published: 2015-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to install, works well Relatively easy to install, particularly if you've done any kind of work with ABS/PVC piping previously. The only real unexpected hurdle was getting appropriate holes in the sump cover for the additional piping without actually destroying the sump cover or compromising the seal. A standard hole saw bit worked well. A general note on this particular model for anyone who might have missed this. There is no way to connect this to the WiFi module should you want to do so in the future. If you want this kind of connectivity buy the appropriate model up front that includes WiFi connectivity.
Date published: 2019-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Basement protection made easy This all-in-one kit is very easy to install and gives me (and my wife) the piece of mind we need. Our finished basement is our central area for lounging and TV viewing and is also the home of my in-home office. A basement flood would be the end of most of our electronic gadgets (PC's, TV's, DVD/BluRay, etc) as well as our memories (digital pics and videos stored on our PCs). Our standard sump pump is a trooper and never makes us doubt it's ability to remove water from the basement, when we the power is on. We've had a couple bad storms this year with extended power outages and we were very anxious about basement flooding the entire time. This is the 2nd one of these kits I have installed. I hooked up one at the in-laws house and was so pleased by theirs that I added the same setup in my own home. The pump, while compact, will move water and move it fast. It's a nice unit and comes with everything you need EXCEPT: Battery and check-valve(s), and of course PVC pipe and accessories to hook it up. I would buy this product again, and if I ever have to install a battery backup sump pump, this will be my first choice. I would recommend this to my friends and family!
Date published: 2010-12-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pump failed when needed most! After failure of primary pump overnight, the basement watchdog unit... Pump failed when needed most! After failure of primary pump overnight, the basement watchdog unit kicked in, but it must have been defective, because the housing cracked and the ceased to function. Our basement would have flooded within hours had I not noticed. I've now installed a Wayne unit to replace it and will return this garbage. It's not even 3 months old.
Date published: 2019-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to setup , if you want the battery to last along time, once every two weeks press the reset... easy to setup , if you want the battery to last along time, once every two weeks press the reset square! I get better than five years out of deep cycle battery. Dave
Date published: 2019-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to install, test and have operational. Provides running and low battery alarms. Best produc... Easy to install, test and have operational. Provides running and low battery alarms. Best product I hope to never need to use.
Date published: 2019-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fine so far! It hasn’t had to work yet thank... Fine so far! It hasn’t had to work yet thank goodness. Provides peace of mind however......
Date published: 2019-03-26
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