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Emergency Sump Pump Systems

- Be prepared! At some point, everyone experiences a loss of electricity -

Why take chances? 12-volt battery and water powered back-up sump pump systems are a must for any homeowner who experiences temporary flooding with simultaneous power outages.

Battery Backup Emergency Sump Pump Systems


battery backup emergency system

A 12 volt battery back-up sump pump from Little Giant provides extra protection in the event the primary sump pump (not included) fails, an obstruction in the sump pit blocks flow, the main pump is prevented from operating, a power outage occurs due to storms or any other cause of excess water accumulation in the sump pit. The system also functions as an alarm system if the pump discharge line becomes blocked. View an example of a typical installation.

The back-up system is powered by a 12V battery (not included). A controller/charger monitors the battery condition and charges the battery when required. It also alerts the homeowner when the system has operated or when possible flooding conditions exist.

The system uses a high capacity, deep cycle battery (not included) that can provide in excess of 9 hours of continuous operation (using a 140 amp-hour battery) and pump up to 19,000 gallons of water (at 1 ft. head) continuously. Actual operation conditions usually result in intermittent use.

System Includes:

Pump
  • 12V DC
  • 1,000 GPH (gallons per hour) @ 10 ft. above pump
  • Maximum flow: 1,600 GPH (gallons per hour)
  • Maximum vertical pump height = 21 Feet
  • 6" x 5¼" x 4¼"
Controller/Charger
  • 10-amp charger
  • Audible alarm:
    • When pump runs (stays on after pump stops & must be reset)
    • When battery is discharged
  • Indicator lights (LED's):
    • Power 'On'
    • Battery charging
    • Battery fully charged
  • 11" x 6 5/8" x 4 1/4"
Other Components
  • Float switch
  • Pump mounting bracket/clamps
  • Ty-wraps
  • Check Valve
  • Battery box (for 105 to 140 amp-hour battery)
  • Fuse holder for 15 amp slow-blow fuse
  • PVC discharge pipe connection tee

Note: recommended battery is a 12V deep cycle marine battery (not included)

12V Battery Back-Up Pump #506400 (Old #LG-SPBS-12) = $267.14

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12 Volt Battery Backup Sump Pump Systems

(Primary Pump NOT Included)

battery backup emergency system
SPBS-10HF System Main Features:

Backup Pump
  • 12V DC - Model #2500
  • 1,200 GPH (20 GPM) @ 10 ft. above pump
  • Max. flow: 2,520 GPH (42 GPM) @ 0 ft above pump
  • Maximum vertical pump height = 20 Feet
  • Handles 1/8" solids in sump applications
Controller - 10-amp Charger
SPBS-12HF System Main Features:

Backup Pump
  • 12V DC - Model #3360
  • 1,440 GPH (24 GPM) @ 10 ft above pump
  • Max. flow: 3,180 GPH (53 GPM) @ 0 ft above pump
  • Maximum vertical pump height = 23 Feet
  • Handles 1/8" solids in sump applications
Controller - 12-amp Charger

Note: recommended battery is a 12V deep cycle, lead acid or AGM marine battery rated 85 - 140AH (not included)

12V Battery Back-Up Pump #506406-SPBS-10HF = $356.89

12V Battery Back-Up Pump #506407-SPBS-12HF = $384.79

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Both Systems Include:
  • Battery charger / controller
  • 12 volt DC backup pump
  • Battery case (battery not included)
  • Diaphragm switch to control 12 volt DC pump
  • Check valve for 12 volt DC pump
  • 1-1/2" street 90° elbow for 12 volt DC pump
  • Flexible coupling for 12 volt DC pump discharge
  • Cable ties (4 Each)
Both Systems Feature:
  • Non-corrosive durable pump housing
  • Bottom suction screen easily removable for maintenance and serviceability
  • Controller/Charger continuously monitors battery condition and charges when needed
  • Audible alarm sounds and LED indicator turns on when 12 volt pump operates, remains on until reset
  • Built-in overcharge protection
  • Battery box holds size 27, 12 V deep cycle marine battery rated 85 - 140 amp-hours (battery not included)

You're sitting in your newly finished basement, it's raining, your electricity goes out, and now you worry about water damage because your sump pump is unable to turn on. But, if you have a 12 volt battery back-up sump pump from Little Giant installed you won't need to worry. A battery powered back up sump pump will provide extra protection when the primary sump pump (not included) is prevented from operating. The main pump could fail, an obstruction in the sump pit could block proper flow, a power outage could occur caused by an accident or adverse weather conditions, or any other reason excess water could accumulate in the sump pit.

The back-up pump system is powered by a 12 volt DC deep cycle battery (not included). A controller/charger monitors the battery condition and charges the battery when required. It also alerts the homeowner when the system has operated, or is operating due to a high water condition.

A new fully charged 90 AH high capacity, deep cycle battery (not included) can provide about 1 day of operation assuming the pump has a run cycle of 1 minute on and 4 minutes off. A fully discharged 90 AH battery requires approximately 9 hours to fully re-charge. The 12 volt DC pump must not be drawing power from the battery for the battery to begin recharging.

View an example of a typical installation.


PRE-ASSEMBLED Sump Pump WITH 12 Volt Battery Backup Systems

(Primary Pump INCLUDED)

battery backup emergency system
pump curve chart for the SPBS-10HF-6 and the SPBS-12HF-10 primary pumps
SPBS-10HF-6 System Main Features:

Primary Pump
  • 115 volts AC - 1/3 HP - Model #6EC-CIA-SFS
  • 3,000 GPH (50 GPM) @ 10 ft. above pump
  • Maximum vertical pump height = 28 Feet
  • Handles up to 1/2" diameter solids
Backup Pump
Controller/Charger - 10-amp
SPBS-12HF-10 System Main Features:

Primary Pump
  • 115 volt AC - 1/2 HP - Model #10EC-CIA-SFS
  • 3,420 GPH (57 GPM) @ 10 ft above pump
  • Maximum vertical pump height = 36 Feet
  • Handles up to 1/2" diameter solids
Backup Pump
Controller/Charger - 12-amp

Note: recommended battery is a 12V deep cycle, lead acid or AGM marine battery rated 85 - 140AH (not included)

1/3 HP Pump & 12V Battery Back-Up Pump #SPBS-10HF-6 = $587.37

1/2 HP Pump & 12V Battery Back-Up Pump #SPBS-12HF-10 = $669.68

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What you receive:
  • Components Are Pre-Assembled
  • 115 volt AC primary pump
  • 12 volt DC backup pump
  • Battery charger/controller
  • Battery case (battery not included)
  • Diaphragm switch to control 12 volt DC pump
  • Check valve for 115 volt AC primary pump
  • Check valve for 12 volt DC pump
  • 1-1/2" street 90° elbow for 12 volt DC pump
  • Flexible coupling for 12 volt DC pump discharge
  • Discharge pipe wye assembly for the 12 VDC pump and 115 VAC pump
  • Cable ties (2 Each)
Products customer will need to purchase separately:
Minimum sump or basin size required: 18" Diameter

primary pump with 12 volt DC backup pump system components

Water Powered Emergency Back-Up Sump Pump System
No power? No battery backup? No problem!

Protect your basement from flooding 24-hours a day with this quality emergency back-up sump pump system. This Zoeller backup sump pump does not use water unless the primary system malfunctions, or in the case of power failure. Water flow is required only when the Home Guard Max is operating and is equivalent to a normal faucet.

Home Guard Max
Features:
  • On guard 24 hours a day helping to protect your basement from flooding
  • Water powered pump - works even during power failures (as long as there is water pressure) - peace of mind knowing your home is protected
  • No electricity required to operate - requires no battery to charge / maintain
  • Automatic control valve with built-in vacuum breaker
  • Can be used in conjunction with any existing brand of sump pump
  • Removes up to 2 gallons per each gallon used
  • 1-1/2" slip fit discharge line connection - can be adapted to fit 2" lines as well
  • Click here for dimensions

What's in the box: Home Guard® Max includes the factory-assembled system, a 3/4" Sharkbite® x 3/4" FIP push-to-connect fitting to make connecting the unit to Copper, CPVC, or PEX a cinch, as well as two stainless steel hose/pipe clamps to attach the system to your existing discharge pipe.

Potential Pump Output *

Model 503
20 PSI 40 PSI 60 PSI 80 PSI
Feet Meters  Gal.  Liters  Gal.  Liters  Gal.  Liters  Gal.  Liters
5** 1.5** 7.7 29.1 12.7 48.1 19.0 72.0 20.0 75.7
10** 3.0** 3.4 12.9 12.7 48.1 19.0 72.0 20.0 75.7
15** 4.6** - - 7.4 28.0 15.0 56.8 20.0 75.7
20** 6.1** - - 2.0 7.6 11.1 42.0 20.0 75.7
25** 7.6** - - - - 7.1 26.9 15.3 57.9
30** 9.1** - - - - 3.2 12.1 10.9 41.3
35** 10.7** - - - - - - 6.4 24.2
40** 12.2** - - - - - - 1.8 6.8
Shut-off Head: 14.0 ft. (4.3m) 22.0 ft. (6.7m) 34.0 ft. (10.4m) 42.0 ft. (12.8m)

Note: volumes shown are in gallons/liters per minute.

* Actual pump output may be less OR more depending on situation variables
** Discharge outlet height of system

The HOME GUARD® MAX pump by Zoeller Pump Company can be installed as a standby to an electric sump pump (see typical installation). This pump uses water pressure from a garden hose as its power source. The amount of water it will pump varies greatly depending on the water pressure supplied to it.

Home Guard® Max Emergency Back-Up Sump Pump System #503-0005 = $217.16

The HOME GUARD® requires an uninterrupted water source to operate.
If you have a well pump, the HOME GUARD® will not operate during power outages.

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HOME GUARD® MAX related items

Hose Adapters and Fittings
Description Price & Quantity
Brass Hose Adapter - 3/4" FHT x 3/4" FIP $5.36
Brass Hose Bibb Vacuum Breaker - MHT x FHT $3.15
Roll of PTFE thread sealing tape - 1/2" x 520" $0.98

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Rigid Copper Pipe
click here for copper fittings
Description Price & Quantity
Type 'M'
Price & Quantity
Type 'L'
3/4" x 1' Rigid Copper Pipe $5.60 $7.70
3/4" x 2' Rigid Copper Pipe $10.69 $14.82
3/4" x 3' Rigid Copper Pipe $15.11 $22.04
3/4" x 4' Rigid Copper Pipe $20.13 $28.23
 
PVC Pipe
click here for CPVC fittings
Description Price & Quantity
3/4" x 12" Long CPVC Pipe $1.60
3/4" x 16" Long CPVC Pipe $1.84
3/4" x 24" Long CPVC Pipe $3.18
3/4" x 36" Long CPVC Pipe $5.74
3/4" x 48" Long CPVC Pipe $6.09

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Fittings, Check Valves, Reducers
We do not currently offer PVC pipe in any sizes
Description Price & Quantity
PVC Wye - S x S x S - 1-1/2" $6.35
PVC Wye - S x S x S - 2" $19.22
PVC Bushing - Sp. x S - 2" x 1-1/2" $1.47
ABS Sump Pump Check Valve - 1-1/2" $16.12
Deluxe Sump Pump Check Valve - 2" $31.02

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A water check valve, such as a 3/4" brass spring check valve or swing check valve, is required on horizontal drinking water supply lines right before the HOME GUARD® unit. Some local codes require installing a 3/4" double check valve model instead of a check valve. Because our customers are in all parts of the U.S. we also should mention that some very strict health codes require a 3/4" reduced pressure back flow device. Before installing the water back up pump we recommend that you check with your local governmental bodies regarding permits and back flow laws in your areas. The "best" installation is to use a 3/4" reduced pressure back flow device before the HOMEGUARD®.

Make sure to follow all of the manufacturer's instructions and directions by performing the proper maintenance and inspections to ensure that you are fully protected from flooding -this is ever-so-important with (man-made) safety devices as they will eventually fail.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. "How reliable are both of these pumps?"
A. The battery-powered unit is made by well-known Little Giant Pump Manufacturing, a company that's been in business for a very long time. We have sold many of these units, and have not heard of any problems with them. As most people are aware, batteries generally only last 3-5 years. The better the battery is that you install, the more energy and reliability you will have due to the quality of the battery. We recommend you purchase and install the best battery that you can afford.
The water-powered unit is made by Zoeller, another well-respected company that specializes in pumps and related products.

Q. "Are there any negatives to installing either of these pumps?"
A. Generally, a backup sump pump doesn't produce as much volume. Also, any pump that sits for a number of years without being used could be stuck (rare but it happens). We suggest you turn on these pumps for a few minutes before each rainy season to make sure all is ok.

Q. "What does BCI group 27 mean?"
A. BCI is the abbreviaton for the Battery Council International. They are the primary trade association of battery manufacturers. They have assigned specific group numbers to batteries to corelate to specific physical dimensions of battery cases manufactured. The group numbers define the physical dimensions of the battery case. So if you purchase as "group 27" battery it should fit into the battery case(box) provided with these systems.

Q. "What does potential output for the water powered pump consist of?"
A. Output is the amount of water being removed from the sump-pump not including the amount of water being used to operate the pump. The pump uses an equal amount of water input for operation so the actual discharge amount is double the output rating.

For example:

Output rated at: 125 gph

Input amount:     125 gph

Discharge (total) 250 gph

Q. "Anything else I should know before purchasing these?"
A. The HOME GUARD® comes with a water check valve; however, in a number of states, when you're obtaining your permit you may also be required to install a legally approved 3/4" double check valve device when connecting the HOME GUARD® to your water supply. Because potable water is directly connected to the HOME GUARD® (which could have non potable water in it), many codes and municipalities require an additional, special back flow prevention device be installed. The check valve that comes with the HOME GUARD® is a type of back flow prevention device, but many municipalities and codes do not recognize that style as "approved". We recommend you check with your local building department and, if required, also purchase a 3/4" double check valve assembly from us. We always recommend a double check valve, but if you won't be using one then we hope that you will at least install a quality 3/4" swing or spring check valve.


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