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. This basic package comes with a 12 volt indoor type power supply, mounting bracket and strap & hardware, two 2-cup capacity extension which give the feeder a total capacity of 1 quart and 3/4 cup. All you will need to operate it is any plug-in lamp/appliance timer (analog or digital), home automation system, Malibu lights timer/transformer, sprinkler timer, etc... You will also need a piece of 2x4 stud or 2" pipe of your own to attach it to. Remember, plastic may have imperfections but proper operation is not affected. NOTE: THIS PRODUCT IS NOT A "RECONDITIONED" OR "USED" UNIT! IT IS BRAND-NEW IN-THE-BOX. This feeder only operates on 9 to 24 Volts ac or dc, not for use for direct input of higher voltage. Included power supply: 120V-60Hz input 12VAC output. Feeder required voltage: 12V to 24V AC or DC. USA style plugs only-not battery operated but could be. To operate it with a 12V battery, you could use one of our low voltage programmable timers.
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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: 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