Have ordered 3 more feeders. Have used one for 4 years without a hitch. Weather proof design allows perfect food distribution as set up. Easy setup operation. Added hoppers to all 4 units. Can't go wrong and is far and above the best out in the field
Original KSF-2XL Super Feeder serviceable for years to come, made in USA and sold by Super-Feed for over 23 years! All parts readily available and easy to replace if ever needed. Many modes of operation, indoor or outdoor applications and ease of maintenance and repairs. Trusted brand for years and years by thousands of customers.
This KSF-2XL Koi pond SUPER FEEDER can be used as a quart set-up or can be fitted with the supplied 1.5 Gallon hopper. It slips over one or two of the supplied clear hopper extension to let you know when the food gets low. If using the two supplied extensions, it will hold up to 1.8 gallon of pellets. This "Basic package" comes with 2 clear hopper extensions, metal "L" multi-mount powder coated mounting bracket and 2 straps, 120V standard indoor type low voltage power supply with 12 VAC output terminal and terminal screws (should be kept in weatherproof enclosure or choose the package with outdoor type power supply), hardware and instructions. The mounting bracket will fit to any 4X4 or 2X4--The feeder could also be hung. Note: Combo deals are the only feeders which include an external timer and 50' of wire to trigger the feeder. With this "basic" package, you will need appropriate length of 2-conductor wire and a suitable lamp/appliance or similar type of timer to plug your power supply into. You could also use a sprinkler timer or "Malibu" lights type timer/transformer, in which case you would hook-up your feeder directly to the 24 or 12 volt AC output. Our combo deals include a timer of your choice (we have many timers available if you do not already have one). TWO HOPPERS COULD EVEN BE STACKED TOGETHER TO PROVIDE UP TO 3.3 GALLONS OF CAPACITY! Voltage required: Power supply (supplied) 120V-60Hz 12VAC or DC output, all timers 120V 60Hz--Wi-Fi Socket 110V-240VAC 50-60Hz. USA style plugs only-not battery operated but could be with our battery combo. If a 120V power source is not available, you may even use any of our 6-24V timers listed here to use your own low voltage power source (some wiring required).
MOUNTING EXAMPLES ABOVE SHARED BY PAST CUSTOMERS
Mounting examples: http://www.super-feed.com/outdr.html
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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): 12 x 3 x 22 inches tall
How to use feeder with a home automation system:
For Wi-Fi control, we recommend a system like the Wemo Wi-Fi switch by Belkin. We also recommend various systems that are currently being used available at smarthome.com Note: Many Wi-Fi systems offered on the market today are perpetually vulnerable to perpetual changes and updates that can quickly render some products unusable. In regards to other Wi-Fi switches on the market, some may not work if the socket does not turn off completely (some do and some may not), meaning that any residual power coming out of it during its off time will prevent the feeder from resetting itself between programmed feed cycles.
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: 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.
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/
Work's great.no problems