I just now put it together. That was a bit of a challenge to an older person with poor eyesight and reduced dexterity- but you can tell it is quality made. In the past I wasted money on one of the junky things from Petco that hasn't been worth the investment. Thank you for making this product- would recommend to others.
Made in USA for 23+ years! Many modes of operation, indoor or outdoor applications and ease of maintenance and repairs.
"Basic" cat/small-animal SuperFeeder. CSF-3XL comes fitted with 1.5 gallon hopper for cats and other small animals (dry or slightly moist food only). "Basic" package comes with a power adapter (plugs into just about any lamp timer) fitted with a 6 Foot cord, one metal mounting bracket with two straps, two clear 2-Cup hopper extensions (shown with only one installed), hardware and instructions. Feeding time cycle is fully adjustable with feeder's own internal electronic timer. To power and trigger it, choose a suitable remote timer to program feed times. If you do not already have a timer of some sorts, click on timers link at upper left corner of this page. Any basic lamp timer will do, or you may use a digital timer for time accuracy. Total height with one clear extension and hopper is 21 inches. Ready to mount to a 2x4 and/or a platform. GREAT ON COVERED BACK-PORCH FOR OUTDOOR CAT FEEDING BY MOUNTING TO WOOD POST, OR MAKE YOUR OWN WOOD MOUNT AND PLATFORM. NOTE: A COMPLETE COMBO INCLUDING AN INDOORS MOUNTING PLATFORM, BOWL, AND PLUG-IN TIMER IS AVAILABLE. CLICK ON LEFT HAND COLUMN LINK "FEEDER COMBOS" IMPORTANT NOTE: IF PLANNING ON INSTALLING THIS FEEDER OUTDOORS, MAKE SURE YOU ADEQUATELY PROTECT AT LEAST THE CHUTE AREA WHERE THE FOOD COMES OUT AND ITS SUPPLIED INDOOR POWER SUPPLY (ALL BOXED-IN IS BEST). IF YOU HAVE RACCOONS, YOU MUST DO THAT. 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.
ABOVE: YOU MAY VIEW ADDITIONAL CUSTOM-MADE INSTALLATION EXAMPLES OF PAST CUSTOMERS' USING VARIOUS MATERIALS AT:
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. Many brands have similar recommended type kibbles.
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS WITH 220-240V: Please click on "Q&A/Shipping" above and http://www.super-feed.com/international_order_policy.htm
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 mounted (space needed): 12 x 11 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/
I have bought four of these over the years. Not because they wear out. The first one I bought years ago for my koi pond, it's still in service. Three more as we've added cats to the household. Reliable product and fast service.
We occasionally need to leave our dog in an indoor/outdoor kennel for a few days at a time while we are out of town. For years I have used food bowls with rotating tops to make sure that he still gets fed while we're gone, but the system was pretty bad. Between the two bowls we could leave him for a couple of days, but one bowl fed him every 12 hours and the other fed him every 24 hours, and since we needed two compartments' worth of food to match one serving, it was pretty goofy. Recently, his one brain cell realized that he could pry the lids off the bowls, and that was the end of that. We searched online for a long time to try and find some automated feeder systems that would work for 3 or more days, could be mounted outside of his kennel area to protect the food from his reach, and would dispense accurately. All the reviews for this product fit the bill, so long as we could find a small bites version of his food. Eventually, we did - a Nutro small bites Lamb and Rice that has almost the exact same diameter as the cat food mentioned in the specs for this unit. The instructions were easy to understand, and with the flap set to its maximum opening, and the duration to maximum, he gets one serving each time the feeder runs. (approximately 1.25 - 1.5 cups) We couldn't be happier!