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Hydropump RH1400 Battery Backup Sump Pump for Small Sump Pits

$ 299.00 $ 349.00

Model No. RH1400
Manufacturer: Base Products Corporation

For other battery-backup pumps we sell, see our battery backup sump pump category page.


Quick Summary

  • High performance battery back-up sump pump designed for small or crowded sump pits.
  • Pump sits on floor instead of taking up space in the sump pit.
  • Vertical float switch can be positioned out of the way, to prevent interference with your primary sump pump.
  • Average pumping rate: 1400 gallons/hour, at 9 feet of lift
  • Features high quality motor, stainless steel mounting bracket, and heavy duty case.
  • Water alarm alerts you to high water conditions
  • Free Shipping to the continental USA

Unique Features

  • Designed to fit where other backup sump pumps cannot, this pump sits up on the floor instead of taking up valuable space inside your sump pit.
  • Draws water from the sump pit using a suction pipe.
  • A check valve at the bottom of the pipe keeps the pump primed (i.e. full of water).
  • To reduce congestion in the pit, the vertical float switch (included) can be positioned out of the way so it does not interfere with your main sump pump.

Pump Capacity

  • Pumping Rate at 5 Feet of lift: 1800 GPH (gallons per hour)
  • Pumping Rate at 9 Feet of lift: 1400 GPH
  • Max lift: 15 feet

Average Pumping Times

Based on using 1 battery, with each pump cycle lasting 10 seconds; pumping times can be doubled by using Dual Battery Case which adds capacity for a second battery.

  • If pump cycles every 1 minute: 12 hours of pumping time
  • If pump cycles every 5 minutes: 48 hours of pumping time
  • If pump cycles every 15 minutes: 96 hours of pumping time

Battery Requirements

  • Requires 1 12-volt Deep Cycle Marine, AGM, Sealed Lead Acid, or Gel Battery (note: optional second battery can be used by adding the Dual Battery Case). We recommend using a maintenance-free battery.
  • Battery sizes 27 - 31 generally fit. To fit in the case, battery size cannot exceed 13-1/2" L x 7" W x 10" H to top of the terminals.
  • Note: Battery NOT included due to weight


  • Charger included
  • 120VAC, 60HZ power outlet, 1 amp/hr

Technical Information

  • Pump base dimensions: 9" x 6"
  • Pump height: 7"
  • Discharge hose size: 1"
  • Main discharge pipe size: 1-1/2" or 1-1/4"
  • Pump weight with base: 12.5 lbs.
  • Shipping weight: 20 lbs.

Items Included:

  • High-quality pump motor and heavy-duty plastic case
  • Vertical float switch and mounting clamp
  • Pump mounting bracket (stainless steel)
  • PVC check valve and suction screen
  • PVC pipe with tee and hose fitting
  • Battery case and cables (heavy-duty plastic). NOTE: BATTERY NOT INCLUDED due to weight
  • Charger: 1 Amp-hour float/maintainer charger w/status lights. Has both ring and alligator clip terminals. Compatible with any Marine deep cycle batteries. Can charge two batteries if necessary.
  • Flexible discharge hose w/clamps
  • High water alarm (85 dB)
  • Complete installation instructions
  • 2 year limited warranty

Shipping Information

  • Shipping weight: 20 lbs.
  • Free standard ground shipping to the continental USA.
  • Canadian customers: We must process your orders over the phone. To place an order, call us at 800-318-4159. Ground shipping to Canada is $69 (includes customs duty).
  • Call us for quotes to Alaska and Hawaii, or for Second Day or Next Day Air Shipping quotes.

What is "lift?"

  • "Lift" is the height the sump water must be pumped before leaving the house.
  • A typical basement is 7 feet tall, plus 2 feet into the sump pit, for a total of 9 feet of lift. Higher lift distance makes the pump work harder, thereby reducing its pumping rate.

Note: All prices in USD

Read our article to learn how to determine what sump pump size you need.

Other battery backup sump pumps we offer: Hydropump DH900 (900 GPH), the 1800 GPH Hydropump DH1800, as well as the high volume (3000 GPH) Hydropump PH3000.