I have a rabbit that loves to over eat and she has a human that can forget to feed her. This is a great way to give her exactly what she needs at the right time. The plastic seems pretty sturdy. But the screws for the clear plastic I have to be careful with. One already ripped out. Other than that it works well. Excellent product thank you. Instuctions are pretty terrible. I watched a video on the digital timer. Was very helpful. The rest it seems you need to be a little handy to do.
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. Adjust it from very tiny snacks to larger portions up to 8 times per day with the supplied digital timer. Some Wi-Fi/automation/voice command systems may also be used. See how Google example works for a customer using voice activation.
This Super Feeder® features a special dishwasher-safe bowl made with a special high-grade kitchenware material Kibisan® and especially designed to spread kibbles for better food distribution and access to your pets. We include our ACDT-20 weekly DIGITAL TIMER (also features "seconds" programming) to provide up to 8 feed cycles per day, group of days or all days of the week all year. Using this digital timer, you can program up to 8 same size meals per day or you could program several different size portions including 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 the snacks option because of not having the seconds programming function available. Just ask to switch timer to the 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, you will 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! There is 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-USA style plugs only-not battery operated.
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 the included ACDT-20 digital timer with seconds function. Just ask to switch timer from ACDT-20 to ACDT-19 in comments section of order.
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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. 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 of course apply to any feeder other than one with pre-filled compartments.
NOTE: USING A NAME BRAND LIKE "SCIENCE DIET" IS AN EXAMPLE.
ABOVE: VERY SIMPLE CUSTOM MOUNTING EXAMPLE TO SUIT APPLICATION
Customer examples of various outdoor installations.
Feeder installation and application information:
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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 like Google :
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 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
CAT TRAINED TO HUNT FOR FOOD BY CUSTOMER USING HIS OWN CUSTOMIZED SYSTEM (very funny!)
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.
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