Ecotech Marine Vectra S1
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Vectra - The World's Smartest Return Pump.
Performance and Reliability
The Vectra DC centrifugal pumps are built around performance and reliability. Coupling a class leading DC centrifugal pump with EcoTech's proprietary driver technology - delivers for return pump and closed loop applications in a big way.
Flexibility and Control
In addition to all of the out of box functionality you would expect from EcoTech - the Vectra will also connect to EcoSmartLive via the ReefLink. 
Unlock even more features and enjoy simplified programming through EcoTech's free online control platform - EcoSmartLive.  

Flexible Installation
Included with the Vectra Pump are QuickCouple components,  these fitted couplers provide the flexibility to make installation, cleaning and adjustments a breeze. The Vectra also boasts the ability to rotate the volute of the pump to adapt to the needs of your plumbing setup.
Easy Connection
Fast Setup
Quick Disassembly
British Standard Pipe Threading
Return Pump or Closed Loop
The Vectra can be installed and operated as either a return pump or as closed loop  flow pump.
Two distinct operational configurations
Return Pump features calibration and Speed Lock
Closed Loop features random and pulsing modes
Inline or Submersible
Vectra pumps feature a sealed motor and magnetic drive for internal and external operation as a return pump for Closed Loop flow. The Vectra’s flexibility will fit your needs for just about any setup that you wish to achieve.
The Volute can be rotated for alternative plumbing configurations.
Vectra Driver
The Vectra driver features EcoTech’s QuietDrive technology.
Choose between Return Pump or Closed Loop configuration
Access Vectra operational modes including Feed Mode
QD Technology minimizes DC motor noise
Fully adjustable flow
Communicates with other QD and EcoSmart compatible devices
Vectra Modes
Constant Speed Mode:
Constant Speed mode is the default mode of the vectra, this makes the pump produce flow at a constant speed that is determined by the position of the dial.
Feed Mode:
At the touch of a button, the vextra pump will temporarily pause the current mode and idle, allowing food to be added to the tank without being cycled into the overflow and filtration.
Speed Lock:
Speed Lock gives you the ability to lock in a desired speed on the pump by disabling the control dial, protecting you from accidental and not so accidental unwanted changes in speed.
ESL via Mobile Device:
All Vectra pumps are compatible with ReefLink.  ReefLink provides completely wireless access to the world of EcoSmart Live, the web-based aquarium commany center from Ecotech Marine.
Battery Backup Mode:
Blizzard.  Hurricane.  A motorist hits a utility pole. Stuff happens.  The power goes out...Vextra pumps are compatible with the Ecotech Battery Backup accessory.
Closed Loop Modes:
Lagoonal Random:
Lagoonal random mode simulates a low-energy environment.  The speed of the pump is changed slowly to recreate the gentle currents of a lagoon.
Reef Crest Random:
Reef Crest Random mode simulates a high-energy reef environment.  The pump will change speed frequently and drastically to simulate crashing waves and surging tide.  This is a favorite of SPS corals.
Gyre mode creates a flow pattern consisting of uniform clockwise and counterclockwise flow levels pulsing at a selected interval between two seconds and two hours.
EcoSmart Live Compatible
EcoSmart Live is EcoTech Marine’s web-based aquarium command center. It allows you to control your Vectra pumps, VorTech pumps and Radion LED lighting from anywhere in the world through a computer or mobile device (iOS and Android supported). EcoSmart Live is loaded with features such as setup guides, flow and lighting wizards, specialty modes, and the ability to create new modes with just the click of a mouse or tap of a finger.
Get real time information about your lighting and pumps or wirelessly update your product’s firmware. Having issues getting the coral growth that you expect? Our award winning customer service staff can log into your account and suggest changes for you.
Battery Backup Compatible
In an aquarium with no flow, fish and corals begin to die in as little as 4 to 10 hours. The Battery Backup is reef tank insurance in an aluminum housing.
By adding the Battery Backup, your tank is insulated from power interruptions, helping protect your valuable investment -and your tank inhabitants.
*Hours are estimated and will vary depending on battery life, pump mode and other factors.
The Vectra Advantage
Cost Savings
Traditional AC pumps when used as a return pump for your sump are flow controlled through the use of a choke valve. This is method of control is inherently inefficient for two reasons. 1) The AC pump purchased must often be over-powered for your given setup to allow for flexibility. 2) By adding artificial impedance to your flow, electricity is wasted. The Vectra pump will always operate at the optimum efficiency because there is no need to use a flow restricting valve to achieve your desired flow rate.
Active Feedback
When used with the ReefLink, your Vectra pump can send you performance and status alerts right to your mobile device or computer. Your return pump is the heart of your aquarium; the faster you hear about an unexpected issue the more successful you will be as an aquarist.
Quiet Operation

Using the QuickCouple connector

•Installation of the connector requires the correct size plumbing and ABS cement.
•Slide the Union Collar onto the pipe with the thread side pointing down.
•Apply ABS cement to the inside of the Union Coupling and slide on to the bottom of the pipe. Make sure to allow the ABS cement to properly dry before operation.

MODEL Vectra M1 Vectra L1 Vectra S1
Pump Type Centrifugal/DC Centrifugal/DC Centrifugal/DC
Flow 2000gph (7500lph) 3100gph (11500lph) 1400gph (5300lph)
Input 1" 1.5" 1"
Output .75" 1" .75"
Pressure 21.5' 21.5" 11.5'
Wattage 80w 130w 55w
Programmable Yes Yes Yes
Return Mode Yes Yes Yes
Closed Loop Mode Yes Yes Yes
ESL/ReefLink Yes Yes Yes
Feed Mode Yes Yes Yes
Battery Backup Compatible Yes Yes

Q: Should I use a screen if I run the Vectra in my sump?
A: It is not necessary however it is highly recommended.

Q: Which model do I need?
A: This is contingent on the plumbing and volume of your tank as well as your intended use of the Vectra. This requires a basic knowledge of volume turnover and its relationship to head pressure.

Q: Why is the Vectra not authorized for sale in Canada?
A: EcoTech Marine is in the process of procuring the required certifications necessary forVectra pumps to be compliant in Canada.

Q: What happens if I do not calibrate the Vectra when using it as a return pump?
A: Without calibration it may be possible to run a Vectra with zero flow, this is of course possible with any traditional flow pump, but with the Vectra it is a worry of the past.

Q: I see a heat sink on the Vectra driver, will it get very hot?
A: No, the driver will get warm to the touch, however the heat sink will maintain a reasonabletemperature.

Q: Does the Vectra driver function the same way as a VorTech Driver?
A: Yes and No.  The physical buttons and dial are the same, however the functions and but ton combinations  are unique to the Vectra, please review the manual for more specifics.

Q: Will there be more sizes of the Vectra pumps?
A: At this time the Vectra will only be offered in the S1, M1 and L1 configurations.

Q: Why are DC pumps more expensive than AC pumps?
A: DC pumps require a driver but in return they are more efficient, have more control, less operational cost and have more features.

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