Hi. Where can I get a manual for my sump pump battery backup control -
the part with the buttons and lights? It's labeled MasterPlumber Model
539823 Submersible Sump Pump Emergency Back-Up. You can see a picture
of it here http://www.homeandbeyond.com/prod-0041142-zoom.html or here
http://www.hardwareandtools.com/invt/u539823 . It may be available
under other brand names. I'd like to find out how to interpret the
various combinations of lights, for ex. all lights on steady, or all
lights blinking. Thanks.
Try a google search with the following string & take a look at the
results......one has to have the mfr of the pump & you can visit their
website or contact customer service
Master Plumber Model 539823 Submersible Sump Pump manual
Doing a little searching, it appears that it's made by Wicor Industries
(now owned by Pentair) and is marketed under quite a few brands,
including "Ace in the Hole" which is also sold by Simer (confusing! but
also, like Wicor, a Wisconsin company so maybe they're related).
Anyway, it looks like the pump described in the following Simer
The picture on the main Simer page really looks like the pics you linked
to. Check it out at
The link to the manual is on that page too.
Even a manual wont tell the whole story if it only has idiot lights to
tell you the battery condition, use a volt meter battery should be
12.8v or near, 13.3 after a charge. Low volts will sulfate and ruin a
battery high voltage will also ruin it. Best would be take the battery
to most any place that sells them and have it load tested.
www.batteryuniversity.com goes over batteries so you can get the most
out of them. Ive heard of those units having the batteries fail after
1 year of almost non use, so the charger would be at fault, I would
not trust a few lights to tell me all is well, at least for a few
dollars more they could add a volt meter.
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