Made in USA for 23+ years! Many modes of operation, indoor or outdoor applications and ease of maintenance and repairs.
THIS "BASIC" FEEDER DOES NOT COME WITH A STAND OR BOWL. Mount it to a cat play stand, wall or 2x4 stud in your garage, a pipe or porch. When installed outdoors, this feeder should at least have the chute opening well protected with a guttering system or box housing to keep animals like raccoons from sticking their paws into it (pictures on our super-feed.com website). This feeder can be electronically adjusted to feed from a very small amount to a cup or more with multiple cycles. Combo Deal includes a CSF-3 cat feeder with a 1.5 gallon hopper (up to 28 cups total capacity), two clear polycarbonate hopper extensions (2-cup capacity each), metal mounting bracket, strap, hardware and a 12 volt dc power adapter with 6 foot cord to reach your feeder. The power supply will plug directly into the supplied very easy to program INDOOR type analog timer for up to 48 daily feed cycles. REMEMBER THAT YOU MAY ALSO USE A HOME AUTOMATION MODULE OR JUST ABOUT ANY OTHER TIMER TO PROGRAM THE NUMBER OF TIMES YOU WANT TO TRIGGER FEEDING CYCLES. NOTE: THE SUPPLIED POWER SUPPLY AND TIMER MUST NOT BE EXPOSED TO WEATHER/WATER...USE ONE OF OUR OUTDOOR POWER SUPPLIES AND TIMERS OR APPROPRIATE COMBO IF YOU CANNOT COMPLY (combo 23 or 23A).
Voltage required: 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.
IMPORTANT NOTE: ONCE AGAIN, IF PLANNING ON INSTALLING THIS FEEDER OUTDOORS, MAKE SURE YOU ADEQUATELY PROTECT AT LEAST THE CHUTE AREA WHERE THE FOOD COMES OUT (ALL BOXED-IN BEST) PARTICULARLY WITH RACCOONS AROUND. FOR OUTDOOR USE EXPOSED TO RAIN, YOU SHOULD NOT USE THE JACK PLUG UNLESS THE FEEDER IS ALL BOXED-IN. WITH THE OPTIONAL OUTDOOR TIMER AND POWER SUPPLY LIKE OFFERED IN COMBOS 23 AND 23A, YOU CAN USE A WIRE OF YOUR OWN LIKE SPEAKER WIRE FROM FROM AN OUTDOOR POWER SUPPLY TO THE FEEDER'S SECONDARY SCREW TERMINAL UNDERNEATH THE FEEDER.
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 ONLY A BRAND EXAMPLE.
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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: CSF-3XL Feeder overall size (space needed): 12 x 3 x 22 inches tall
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/