I purchased my first Koi-Pond Super Feeder in May 2006, and I love it as much as I did when I first set it up; actually, more so when I realized how consistently it operated, year after year. For 11 years, it has given me flawless service. Every fall I remove it from my pond and store it in the garage. In the spring I re-install it, re-set the ac-clock timer, plug it all in, cover it to protect it from rain, and it works perfect. I am still impressed with the stability and solid build of this great machine. I bought additional hopper extensions (total four) that enable a month or so of feeding before it needs refilling. This is a great product - excellent quality and dependability. So great, I bought another one! Thanks for making my daily life and vacation planning easier for me and my koi.
Original KSF-2 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. Many modes of operation, indoor or outdoor applications and ease of maintenance and repairs. Trusted brand for years and years by thousands of customers.
If you do not mind a few blemishes in the plastic, this is the best buy. If showing out of stock, check back from time to time. This feeder carries the same 1-year warranty as any other Super Feeder.
Mount this Koi feeder to a piece of 2x4 hung in the air using a metal pole or wood post or a vertical 2x4 in a bucket filled with concrete and placed in the water (those items not supplied and only example). The L shaped metal bracket can also be attached to a pipe. Unlike some other fish feeders, the Super Feeder does not use a distribution vibrating apparatus causing food to pack and/or turn to powder. This feeder can be electronically adjusted to feed fish sticks/pellets from a very small portion to a cup or more with multiple cycles. This 1 3/4 Quart size "basic" Super Feeder package includes an outdoor power supply kit and KSF-2 Super Feeder with two tough polycarbonate clear extensions for total capacity of about 1.5 lb. of dry fish food. Capacity can be increase with additional clear extensions or a 1.5 gallon hopper available separately. Also included is a polycarbonate protective weatherproofing chute cover installed over the chute opening and all mounting hardware is included a black powder-coated metal "L" shaped mounting bracket and two metal straps. Included with the outdoor power supply kit: One 6' short cord with a special screw-type sealed connector at one end to fit the outdoor power supply's output and a jack plug at the other end to fit the Super Feeder's side input jack (handy for calibrating feeder portion indoors before outdoor mounting). One long 30' long wire 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. As an added bonus if ever needed to use your own wire, a coaxial plug-to-wire adapter is included with this kit. Power supply: Input 110-120Vac 60Hz/Output 12Vac. USA style plugs only-this particular combo is not battery operated. You will need is an outdoor 120V programmable timer like a lamp timer to trigger and power this feeder or you may buy a combo with a timer of your choice.This feeder will require some handyman ability and proper protection from wild animals. All pictures attached only show mounting examples from past customers. Wood or other materials to mount the feeder to are not included. OVERALL SIZE: Feeder overall size (space needed): 7 x 3 x 12 inches tall
The analog ACAT-32 timer and ACDT-35 digital timer we sell are perfect and guaranteed to work with the outdoor power supply if you do not have a suitable timer. A discounted combo pack is also available on this store.
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).
Mounting examples: http://www.super-feed.com/outdr.html
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: Feeder overall size (space needed): 7 x 3 x 12 inches tall
How to use feeder with a home automation system:
For Wi-Fi control, we recommend a system like the Wemo Wi-Fi switch by Belkin. We also recommend various systems that are currently being used available at smarthome.com Note: Many Wi-Fi systems offered on the market today are perpetually vulnerable to perpetual changes and updates that can quickly render some products unusable. In regards to other Wi-Fi switches on the market, some may not work if the socket does not turn off completely (some do and some may not), meaning that any residual power coming out of it during its off time will prevent the feeder from resetting itself between programmed feed cycles.
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: 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.
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/
this is our second feeder we have gotten. the first one lasted 13 yrs. still a great product. the guidence from them was great.thanks