We were finally able to get our hands on the EcoTech Marine VorTech MP40w with the new EcoSmart controller, and we must say we are impressed. The propeller assembly (both wet and dry sides of the pump) seems to be unchanged, but the big change comes in the form of the pump controller. The new EcoSmart driver features improved wireless range, an on/off button, wave auto-tune mode, two new flow modes (Nutrient Transport Mode and Tidal Swell Mode), improved feed and night modes, a battery backup power meter, and an improved casing. See below for more pictures and pricing information.
Here’s a breakdown of the prices for the new VorTechs and the EcoSmart drivers:
- VorTech MP10 ES – $219.99
- VorTech MP10wES – $264.99
- VorTech MP40wES – $444.99