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Silent Air Battery Operated Air Pump - B11


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  • Reliable and long lasting perfomance during a power outage.
  • The ººbubblesºº come ON when the power goes off!
  • Detects any loss of AC power and turns on automatically.
  • Attractive & compact design fits almost anywhere.
  • Requires two "D" size batteries (not included).


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 5.1 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 249 g
  • Manufacturer reference: SAB11
  • ASIN: B004PBIKHU
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: May 28 2003
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #40,556 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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Product Description

The Silent Air® B11 Battery Powered Air Pump is a powerful and versatile air pump that will aerate your aquarium during a power outage or when there is any interruption to your AC power. A must for any aquarium, the Silent Air® assures continuous aeration of your tank giving you peace of mind and keeping your fish safe. This air pump provides your tank with needed air whenever the AC power is interupted. Simply connect your Silent Air® pump to your air line or aerating stone, insert two "D" size batteries (not included), plug into any AC outlet and turn the on/off switch to the ON position. The Silent Air® will now continuously monitor your AC power to detect any interuption and will turn on automatically as needed providing your fish with life-saving aeration during a power-outage. Designed for extended operation, the Silent Air® B11 uses two large "D" size batteries that insures hours of continuous operation. The Silent Air® provides enough air for most aquariums up to 55 gallons in size and can also be used for transporting fish or for use in temporary tanks while cleaning your aquarium. Whether you have a tripped breaker, a blown fuse or complete power outage, the Silent Air® B11 Battery Powered Air Pump will give you hours of needed air when you need it most. It is recommended that you test your Silent Air® periodically by unplugging the AC cord with the unit ON which should activate your pump. Batteries should be tested and changed as needed. The AC power cord is for power detection only and will not charge your batteries. Requires 2 Alkaline "D" batteries (not included) that can provide full power for up to 48 hours depending on the life of your batteries. Length of operation with battery power will vary depending on the quality and age of the batteries used. Placing unit on a shock absorbing surface will minimize vibrational noise. Measures 5.5"Hx 3"Wx 2"D and has a 5' power cord for easy placement.

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Amazon.com: 61 reviews
27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
A Life Saver Aug. 28 2011
By Craig - Published on Amazon.com
In the 18 months I've had my current aquarium I've had two blackouts and this product has saved my fish each time. I've had no loss of life while it's been the sole source of aeration. I can't confirm the manufacturer claimed 48 hour run time because I've never had to run it that long. But it definitely runs at least 8 hours in my experience with no signs of slowing down, and with fresh batteries I don't doubt it would run an additional 40.

It will automatically detect a power outage and turn itself on, so you don't need to be there to activate it (just make sure the power switch is always set to "on"). You plug its power cord into an outlet and that is how it detects a loss of power. But the power cord neither powers the unit, nor can it charge the batteries. This is strictly a battery-operated back-up system and is not intended to be an everyday air pump. The supplied air line is absurdly short for most applications, so be sure to pick up your own. Also be sure to purchase and insert a back flow preventer (not included) into the air line to prevent water from flowing back into the pump, which will destroy it. I gave this product 4 stars instead of 5 because it is absurdly loud, which is unacceptable in an era where most manufacturers have found a way to make these things whisper quiet. How loud is it? Even if you put this thing in a cabinet, if your aquarium is in your bedroom you would never be able to sleep. Despite that one complaint, every aquarium owner should have one of these. I consider it as essential as having a heater and filter.

EDIT: I was without power for a week after Hurricane Sandy. I can now confrim that it lasted 6 straight days on the same set of batteries I mentioned earlier in this review that ran 8 hours a year ago. A fresh set should give you at least 7 days. Outstanding.
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Good Pump Oct. 4 2005
By Neal O. Morris - Published on Amazon.com
It's not all that silent but it sure lasts a long time. An 8 hour blackout, no problem..all specimens survived in the salt water tank! Sweet....
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Great But Loud May 4 2009
By Ambria Lee - Published on Amazon.com
I bought this since I live in Florida and the storms that come through here can leave people with no power. At first I had my doubts about this. So this is what I think of it.

Pros: small, uses D batteries, last a long time, works when power is out and delivers what it is supposed to do.

Cons: Loud. this thing is loud but I have an aquarium cabinet and I put it under there on the shelf and I never heard it when the power went off. So if you have it out in the open, it will be loud. Suggest placing a cloth or something underneath it so it will cut down on the noise.

Overall, I love it and will not be without one. I only gave it 4 stars because it is so loud. The rest is definitely a 5 star.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Peace of mind March 28 2011
By Imhonored - Published on Amazon.com
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This product does exactly what it says it does. It is a good system for an emergency aquarium pump that cuts on automatically when the power cuts off. Very convenient when it happens while you are at work or away from the house. Some have said this model makes a lot of noise, but I do not think the fish will complain that they are getting airflow in an emergency. The noise is not that loud, IMO, and it can be muffled if placed inside a cabinet, such as those that most aquarium stands have. It takes two D batteries, not included. The tubing that comes with the product is only about 12 inches in length, so for my system, that was inadequate. But it accepts standard tubing that you can purchase at your local pet store. For a few bucks you can get about 6' of tubing.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
does the job Nov. 26 2011
By Debra J. Griffin - Published on Amazon.com
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I live in a area where power can go out for long period of times. I have had this for a while now and have seen it work. It turns on instantly when the power goes out, even if the power only flickers. It works well, but it is extremely loud. I'm giving it a 4 due to the noise.

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