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. See example how Google works for a customer using voice activation. For cat feeder but operation is the same.
This Deluxe professional aquarium super feeder 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-USA style plugs only-not battery operated.
NOTE ABOUT TIMER: We also offer the ACDT-19 digital timer which will provide up to 20 meals per day without in-between main meal snacks option available using the included ACDT-20 digital timer with seconds function. Just ask to switch timer from ACDT-20 to ACDT-19 in comments section of order.
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
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 operate the Super Feeder® with a cell phone, iPad, Android device or home automation system with with voice command like Alexa or other type like Google:
First, be sure to adjust your super feeder's desired portion size by plugging the power supply into a power outlet and adjusting the feed duration controller with the little supplied plastic screwdriver as explained in your feeder's manual or video. Then plug the power supply into the Smart Plug after you have installed it just like you would a lamp.
System we tested and recommend:
The TP-LINK HS100 Smart Wi-Fi Plug is perfect to control your Super Feeder® remotely for up to 15 meals/snacks per day. It is one of the easiest we tested to install and use. Just follow directions included with the Smart Wi-Fi Plug. All you will need to do once installed is program suggested 2 minutes of "on" time for each feed cycle time of day you want. Make sure you program "on" and "off" time, i.e. 8:00 AM and off at 8:02 AM for each time of day you want to feed your pet. Also select all or certain days of the week you want to trigger your Super Feeder® to feed your pet. The feeder runs only for time in seconds you previously adjusted the feeder to give you the portion needed and then stops. You may of course trigger your Super Feeder® anytime by remotely turning it on for a few seconds and turning it back off yourself from your device. You may install and operate several Wi-Fi Plugs and feeders simultaneously in different places within range of local Wi-Fi. Note: The feeder must have been powered down for at least 2 minutes between feed cycles to assure it triggers again. If it has not been off long enough like repeatedly turning it on and off, the feeder will not work, which is normal. You could also control the Super Feeder® by voice command using this TP-LINK Smart Plug compatible with Amazon Alexa®. The TP-Link Camera could be a great addition. Many ways to operate your Super Feeder®. This is what makes it so unique!
(These systems for reference only and not included)
Other systems recommended by past customers:
For Wi-Fi control, the Wemo Wi-Fi switches by Belkin have been used successfully. Various systems that are currently being used are available from smarthome.com Note: Some systems offered on the market today suffer from perpetual changes and updates rendering some systems unusable if not compatible with certain Wi-Fi systems. Some Wi-Fi switches on the market may not work if the socket does not turn off completely (some do and some may not like used for dimming lights), meaning that any residual power coming out of it during its off time will prevent the feeder from resetting itself between programmed feed cycles and will prevent it from triggering.
Iris brand smart outlet:
NOTE: 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. Any socket must not bleed any voltage while in off mode.
Using various timers:
You still retain the option to use just about any type of common lamp timer to operate your Super Feeder®. Anything that will turn on a lamp or appliance will trigger and operate the Super Feeder®.
See WiFi Plug info
See installation on large salt water tank: https://youtu.be/U3BLblVSaWw