My first one lasted over the Koi pond for several years. It finally gave up the ghost. The new one works just as well as the first, it was just more expensive. I have it on an Insteon timer and works very well. I added a large reservoir (Costco nut jar) to the top which allows me to leave town for several weeks at a time without refilling.
Made in USA for 23+ years! Add flakes, pellets or mix of dry fish food, adjust portion timing and program timer to give you up to 8 daily feed cycles. An automation system could also be used to feed as many times as you have on-off cycles.
This Deluxe Package Deal includes: Up to 22oz capacity aquarium Super Feeder® using the supplied 2-cup hopper extension (the main body holds 3/4 cup), power adapter, "Moisture Trap" funnel for flake use, and 7-Day Digital timer. It will keep programs and exact time even when unplugged with several optional features including 8 on-off cycles per day, group of days or all days of the week. As an additional special feature, this timer can be programmed to only stay on for as little as one second to provide "teaser" snacks to your pets in-between the feeder's own pre-adjusted calibrated meals. VERY BEST SET-UP! Voltage required: Power supply (supplied) 110-240VAC 50-60Hz 12VDC output. All timers 120V 60Hz- Wi-Fi Socket 110V-240VAC 50-60Hz. USA style plugs only-not battery operated.
YOU MAY FIND A LOT OF INFO ABOUT THIS FEEDER'S MANY FEATURES AT http://www.super-feed.com/product.html
Example of installation: http://www.super-feed.com/trap.html
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS WITH 220-240V: Please click on "Q&A/Shipping" above and http://www.super-feed.com/international_order_policy.htm
How to use the feeder with a regular external timer: Basically any plug-in timer like a lamp timer can be used. Just follow directions included in feeder's manual.
OVERALL SIZE: Feeder overall size (space needed): 7 1/4" x 3 1/4" x 8 1/4" tall with one extension installed or 4 3/4" tall with just dispenser.
How to use feeder with a home automation system: You can plug the supplied power adapter into a 100-240V module controlled by your system. You then turn the module on for a couple of minutes with your system, which in turn triggers and powers the feeder. The feeder runs only for time in seconds you adjusted the feeder to give you the portion you want and then stops. When you turn the power off for a couple of minutes, the feeder resets itself and is once again ready to be triggered at the next programmed time. If your system has 12 to 24 volts output ac or dc, you can do away with the feeder's own power adapter and hook directly to the feeder. You could also control the feeder's run time entirely with your external system by setting the feeder's feed time controller to its maximum setting of 70 seconds. NOTE: We recommend our Wi-Fi socket listed on this store as ACWIFI Socket for iPhone control (see details). Systems below have also been known to work fine. Iris brand "smart outlet" in-wall has been reported to work with smart phone. Z-Wave Smart Outlet the "Quirkey+GE Outlink Smart Outlet systems will work. Some systems by Leviton may not work properly due to the fact that their systems such as Z-Wave module, Z-Wave receptacle and dimming modules may not completely turn off and thus not work with the Super Feeder.
Examples of home automation systems used with this feeder:
Remote-Controllable Dual Outlet: http://www.smarthome.com/insteon-2663-222-on-off-outlet-white.html/
See installation on large salt water tank: https://youtu.be/U3BLblVSaWw