New customer with an outdoor cat. Company was extremely helpful with order and unit was delivered promptly. Unit was fairly easy to assemble. Food drop calibration took some time to adjust. The mechanical feeder works as advertised using digital timer. I set it for five small feedings during the day to insure the cat is fed while leaving little for a varmint's nocturnal raid. My main concern is raccoons taking the food and tearing up the feeder. It took quite a while to design and adapt a weatherproof, animal proof, shelter for the feeder. Super Feeder website had inspiring ideas. I used a Rubbermaid 30 gallon trash can with lid as a housing. I mounted a plywood baffle at mid height in the can and mounted the feeder in the top portion on top of the baffle. The food drops through a hole in the baffle. I cut an access hole for the cat in the bottom half of the can. Time will tell if it remains raccoon proof.
Made in USA for 23+ years! Unique system! Many modes of operation, indoor applications, ease of maintenance and repairs.
This Super Feeder® features a special dishwasher-safe bowl made with a special high-grade kitchenware material known as SAN by Kibisan® and especially designed to spread kibbles for better food distribution and access to your pets. It also features the ACDT-20 7-day DIGITAL TIMER to provide up to 8 feed cycles per day, group of days or all day of the week. Using this digital timer, you could entirely program several different size portions or you could also program some "in-between snacks with just a few kibbles by programming the timer for just a few seconds of run time between main meals. 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 seconds function. Just ask to switch timer to ACDT-20 in comments section of order. A black attractive power coated bracket attaches the feeder to the already proven and compact heavy-duty black ABS base and tower (even a video is available for assembly, timer and operation). This Super Feeder® could also be used with a home automation system and/or web based system. This model includes 2 clear polycarbonate extensions for a capacity of 4 and 3/4 cups of food along with a large 1.5 gal. (24 cups) hopper. If you have a really aggressive locksmith cat when it comes to trying to get to the food, the chute cover (protective device) will help prevent intrusion. You can trigger multiple feeders at a time with one timer! Not only is it extremely dependable, versatile and easy to operate, but it comes with personalized customer support. It only needs minor assembly with a supplied screwdriver. Proudly made in USA, try one, youll love it as many other pet owners do! Its size mounted with only one clear extension (recommended) is 12"x 11"x 25" tall and is normally placed backed up to a wall, cabinet or across a corner wall. Most importantly, compared to others, it could also be mounted to a wall or your very own mount using a piece of lumber instead of supplied short stand for that smart and highly mischievous cat! Theres always a way to take care of that mischievous pet with the Super Feeder®. Do not install this feeder with stand outdoors. The stand set up is for indoor use only. Power supply 110-240VAC 50-60Hz 12VDC output, all timers 120V 60Hz- Wi-Fi Socket 110V-240VAC 50-60Hz. USA style plugs only-not battery operated.
Note: Small 1/4" round (spherical) kibbles like offered by Science Diet or other brands are recommended for very best performance. Please be aware that the feeder does not “count’ kibbles, but tests have shown that an overall accuracy of +/- .1 to .2 ounce from one portion to another is possible with recommended kibbles. Most other kibbles will work well up to 5/8" diameter, but with so many shapes/sizes of kibbles on the market, it is impossible to predict exact results as far as exact accuracy is concerned. Although performance is guaranteed with recommended food as described, please be advised that due to variance of kibble sizes and shapes, 100% portion accuracy simply cannot be guaranteed for all feed cycles. That would apply to any feeder feeding oddly shaped kibbles.
NOTE: USING A NAME BRAND LIKE "SCIENCE DIET" IS AN EXAMPLE.
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Feeder installation and application information:
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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.
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/
I first purchased a SuperFeeder 6 years ago to feed two cats and it is still going strong today. Just purchased a new one for a second household with two more cats and since I was already familiar with it, assembly was a breeze and it works flawlessly. Overall, I highly recommend this feeder, especially if you feed with small uniformly shaped cat food. My only negatives: 1) screws that hold extension tubes/hopper are weak. Be very careful to not try to lift the unit by the hopper or they will pull loose. 2) the instructions, while certainly thorough, need to be pulled together into one intuitive guide. They are all over the place, in printed user guide, on small pieces of paper packed with parts, in the videos, etc.
I like knowing my 5 cats will get fed whether I'm there or not. My old machine would "activate" but the food wouldn't come out. You had to shake the top. No problem with this machine. It has been very reliable. Well built. No more 5am wake up meows.
I wish I knew about this feeder before I wasted money on other feeders that were worthless. This one is built so well and it is cat proof, even with one of my cats who was able to break into every other feeder I tried within five minutes. My cats no longer associate me with food, which means they no longer wake me up at 3:30 am. This feeder is worth every penny.
One word to sum things up for me. WOW! This product is simple, but has been an excellent addition for my cats. My only regret is that I didn't find this product earlier, as it would have saved me some money (we have two cats, and I have tried about four different feeders per cat with no luck). I purchased two of these and they are flawless. I also want to thank Gerry for working with me and assisting in helping me. I would gladly recommend this product to anyone who is looking for an easy to work with automated feeding option.
I have only had the Super Feeder for about a week now but I already love it and so does my cat. I got it because I work long hours and frequently travel and wanted an accurate and reliable way to feed my cat. My cat also always thinks she's hungry and wolfs down her food way too fast and often throws it up after eating too fast so I thought this feeder that can be programmed up to 8 times per day for small amounts of food would be perfect for feeding her a little bit each time throughout the day to prevent her from getting sick. So far it has served this purpose perfectly. I'm hoping this will help her lose weight as well since the food portions are very consistent. Within 30 mins of her realizing this thing would give her food she tried to break into it but was unsuccessful. This really is a well constructed and smart design. I am proud to support products made in the USA too. Be sure to watch the videos they have made to help you put it together and program the timer. The videos make it easy. I also really like that the digital timer has a back up power source so if the power did go out my cat would still get fed for some time. This feeder may be expensive and not very attractive but it works very well and does not have the huge faults that other automatic feeders do. I would recommend this to anyone with no reserves.
You can tell this feeder is made with love and hard work. It is a machine that can take the elements, so it is worth the price