We recently became a sponsor for a "Blue Collar Cat" in Washington, DC. (Non-adoptable feral cats are placed with a sponsor family or company needing rodent abatement.) We purchased a superfeeder CSF-3 with the outdoor adapter, and in Dec installed it in the new feeding station. It was easy to put together with the online instructions, and thus far, works as advertised. I bought this feeder based on reviews from outdoor/feral cat websites, and think we will be happy with it. It is sturdy and can be installed many different ways. I didn't realize this outdoor adapter package did not come with the bowl and stand ... and customer service was VERY helpful and timely in getting one out to me (thank you!). Once our cat is ready to leave her enclosure in a few weeks I have a few ideas for rodent and insect proofing an urban feeding station, and will send photos.
Buy this unique CSF-3 to feed outdoor cats or other small animals. This Super Feeder comes as shown with two (2) clear extensions for a capacity of about 5 cups by volume (1. 5 lbs). If needed later, capacity can be increased with available extra clear extensions or a 1.5 gallon hopper to increase capacity up to 28 cups (5-6 lb of food). The feeder comes with installed chute cover, a waterproof 120V power supply kit, a weekly ACDT-35 outdoor 120V digital timer to trigger and power the feeder up to 20 times daily all year long! Included with the outdoor power supply kit: One 6' short cord with a special screw-type sealed connector at one end to fit the power supply's output and a jack plug at the other end to fit the Super Feeder's side input jack (convenient for indoor testing before outdoor mounting). One 30' long cord is also included to reach the Super Feeder with a special screw-type sealed connector at one end to fit the power supply's output and metal spade connectors at the other end to fit the feeder's auxiliary input terminals underneath its floor (this cord should be used outdoors). As an added bonus if ever needed to use your own wire, a coaxial plug-to-wire adapter is included with this kit.
Original CSF-3XL 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. Combo mounts outdoors to fit your pet's needs. Set portion size from very tiny to larger portions. Feed up to 20 times per day using included outdoor digital timer.
Installations shown are only mounting examples from past customers to help protect the Super Feeder from outdoor pests. Many other ways using your own imagination!
IMPORTANT NOTE WHEN INSTALLING THE SUPER FEEDER OUTDOORS: IF YOU HAVE WILD ANIMALS AROUND, PARTICULARLY RACCOONS, YOU SHOULD AT LEAST PROTECT THE CHUTE OPENING WHERE FOOD COMES OUT OR INSTALL THE FEEDER IN AN ADEQUATE ENCLOSURE OF SOME SORT AS SHOWN. Many ways! This combo does not include a plastic stand and/or bowl.
Voltage required: Power supply 110-120Vac 60Hz/12Vac output . Digital timer 120Vac 60Hz input/120Vac output. USA style plugs only-not battery operated. 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).
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NOTE: Small 1/4" round (spherical) kibbles like offered by Science Diet or other brands are recommended for best portion accuracy, but most other kibbles will work fine up to 5/8" diameter with perhaps a slightly reduced portion accuracy. Please be aware that the feeder will not “count’ kibbles, but tests have shown that an overall portion accuracy of +/- 0.1 to 0.2 ounce from one portion to another is possible with recommended kibbles. 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 other than one with pre-filled compartments.
NOTE: USING A NAME BRAND LIKE "SCIENCE DIET" IS ONLY A BRAND EXAMPLE.
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OVERALL SIZE: CSF-3 Feeder overall size (space needed): 7 x 3 x 12 inches tall
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:
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!
A great companion to this Super Feeder combo would be adding the Kasa KC120 Cam 1080p Smart Home Security Camera by TP-Link. Unlike so many other built-in cheap camera feeders, that separate day/night camera is perfect because you can place it where you want and vary the field of vision and close-up on whatever you want as well as being able to record, speak and listen to your pet. Makes a great pet monitoring system!
(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