Efficient Automatic Switch for 12V DC Backup Systems

Ensure the safety of your fish during unexpected power outages with this reliable automatic switch designed for use with backup aeration systems in Aquaponics setups. Compatible with any DC battery and capable of powering DC devices up to 15 Amps and 32 Volts or less, you can have peace of mind knowing your fish will continue to receive aeration even during power failures.

Features and Benefits

  • Automatic power activation: Switches your backup aeration system on instantly when mains power is lost, and off when power returns, ensuring continuous aeration for your fish
  • Compatibility: Can be used with any DC battery and suitable for powering DC devices up to 15 Amps and 32 Volts
  • Extended aeration times: When paired with a deep cycle battery and DC air pump, provides up to a full day of aeration during power outages
  • Solar panel compatibility: Can be used in conjunction with a solar panel to provide an indefinite power supply for your backup system
  • Water-resistant design: Offers protection against moisture in a cool, dry environment

How to Use

  1. Plug the 240V power pack into a power point or power board on the same circuit as your Aquaponics system
  2. Connect a DC battery (not included) to the input wires
  3. Connect a DC air pump and/or water pump (not included) to the output wires

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Perfect for Aquaponics enthusiasts who want to ensure the safety and well-being of their fish during power outages. Its compatibility with a variety of battery and device voltages, as well as solar panel integration, make it an ideal choice for those seeking a versatile and reliable backup aeration solution.

Notes from Aqua Gardening

  • The automatic switch is designed to be water-resistant, but not waterproof. Place it in a cool, dry location away from direct sunlight, such as inside a ventilated battery box
  • The device you are powering must have the same voltage as the backup battery
  • Battery, air pump, water pump, and solar panel not included; must be purchased separately


How does the Automatic Switch for DC Backup Systems work?

A:The Automatic Switch is a device that, when connected to a DC battery, will automatically turn on your backup aeration system (such as a DC air pump or water pump) when mains power is lost. Once power is restored, the backup system will turn off automatically, ready for the next power outage.

What types of devices can be used with the Automatic Switch?

A:Any DC air pump, DC water pump, or DC device can be used with the Automatic Switch, as long as the device is less than 32 Volts and doesn't draw more than 15 Amps. The voltage of the device must match the voltage of the backup battery.

What type of battery can be used with the Automatic Switch?

A:Any battery with a voltage of 32 Volts DC or under can be used with the Automatic Switch. Ensure the battery voltage matches the voltage of the device you are powering. Larger battery amp-hours will provide a longer running time for the backup system.

How can I keep my backup battery charged?

A:We recommend using a car trickle charger or a solar panel to keep your backup battery charged and ready for use. Once the power outage ends and mains power is restored, the automatic switch will turn off the backup system, keeping it ready to activate again in case of another power outage.

What are the specifications of the Automatic Switch for DC Backup Systems?

A:The automatic backup switch is rated for a maximum of 15 Amps and can run any DC device as long as it is 32 Volts or under. This means you can use a 6V, 12V, 18V, 24V, or 32V battery and device with the backup system. The device is water-resistant but should be placed in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, such as inside a ventilated protective battery box.

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A must have for any Aquaponics systems that is stocked with fish, An Aquaponics fish tank can stay aerated for up to a day when combined with a deep cycle battery and a DC Air pump, The backup system, when combined with a solar panel, could provide power indefinitely

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