Made in USA for 23+ years! Many modes of operation, indoor or outdoor applications and ease of maintenance and repairs.
SPECIAL OUTDOOR PACK FOR CSF-3 QUART (compact at 4 and 3/4 cups capacity which can be increased later if needed-physical size: 7 1/4" x 3" deep x 12" tall) This feeder comes with installed chute cover, outdoor approved power adapter with 6' cord and plug to reach timer and outlet, 7-Day outdoor Super Feeder approved digital timer for up to 20 daily feed cycles and 50 feet of wire to reach your feeder from the outlet/timer. With this package, it is recommended that you strap the upper hopper clear extension with an additional metal strap (not supplied but available) or other method of your own. CHUTE COVER IMPORTANT NOTE: EVEN THOUGH THE CHUTE COVER WILL PROTECT THE CHUTE OPENING FROM THE OUTDOOR ELEMENTS, IT WILL NOT PROTECT INTRUSION BY LARGE ANIMALS, PARTICULARLY RACCOONS WHO COULD BREAK IT OFF. THE CHUTE AREA SHOULD BE ADEQUATELY PROTECTED BY AN EXTERNAL DEVICE OR THE FEEDER INSTALLED IN AN ENCLOSURE OF SOME TYPE AS SHOWN THROUGHOUT OUR WEBSITES WITH PAST CUSTOMER PICTURES.
Voltage required: Power supply (supplied) 110-240VAC 50-60Hz 12VDC output, all timers 120V 60Hz- Wi-Fi Socket 110V-240VAC 50-60Hz. USA style plugs only-not battery operated.
Also, if you are not going to protect the whole feeder with an enclosure of some type, you should fasten the upper clear 2-cup extension to the mount to make sure both cannot be ripped off. You may purchase an extra metal strap available from this site to do that. The XL model does not need that because the large hopper comes with an extra strap.
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-3 Feeder overall size (space needed): 7 x 3 x 12 inches tall
How to use feeder with a home automation system: You can plug the supplied power adapter into a 120V 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/