Looked at lots of cheapies, but I wanted one with a cord. No batteries.....and there are't many options. This looks as if it will last forever!
Made in USA for 23+ years! Add flakes, pellets or mix of dry fish food, adjust portion timing and use just about any simple lamp timer or automation system to trigger it and feed as many times as you have on-off cycles.
This "high-end" basic ASF-1 aquarium feeder holds up to 22oz (2 3/4 cups by volume) of dry food like flakes, granules and pellets using one supplied 2-cup capacity clear extension (the black dispender holds 3/4 cup). It includes a low voltage power adapter, a special "Moisture Trap" funnel for flakes and instructions. Operate this Super Feeder with any lamp timer you may already have, or you can even use a home automation system. The basic feeder without the clear extension is 7 1/4"" long x 3 1/4" wide x 4 3/4" tall (or 8 1/4" tall with the supplied 2-cup clear extension). Extra clear extensions are available for even larger capacity. YOU MAY FIND A LOT OF INFO ABOUT THIS FEEDER'S MANY FEATURES AT http://www.super-feed.com/product.html
Examples of installation: http://www.super-feed.com/trap.html
INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS WITH 220-240V, PLEASE CLICK: /faqs/
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.
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: Systems below have been known to work fine. 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. 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.
Examples of home automation systems used with this feeder:
Our very new Wi-Fi Smart Socket offered on this store: /acwifi-wi-fi-socket-for-remote-control-of-super-feeders/
Remote-Controllable Dual Outlet: http://www.smarthome.com/insteon-2663-222-on-off-outlet-white.html/
See installation on large salt water tank: https://youtu.be/U3BLblVSaWw