It arrived on time, assembled as described. The fish love it! I like the simplicity and the fact that it doesn't use batteries. It's connected to an inexpensive outdoor analog timer, which is the same type that controls my pond pump. My fish get fed twice per day; don't need a digital timer. And it there's a power outage, the fish still get fed, just a little later
Made in USA for 23+ years! Many modes of operation, indoor or outdoor applications and ease of maintenance and repairs.
This 1 Quart and 3/4 cup Super Feeder comes with an outdoor approved 120V power adapter with a voltage output of 12VAC ready to use with your own 120V outdoor timer. Just plug the power adapter into the outdoor timer's outlet, program the timer to come on at a certain time to trigger your Super Feeder, and it's ready to go. No need to worry about rain. The power adapter has a 6' cord w/plug and comes with two crimp blade connectors and can be mounted to a wall or piece of lumber. All you will need is an outdoor 120V programmable timer and some 2-conductor wire to operate it. The ACDT-35 we sell is perfect and guaranteed to work with it. A combo pack is also available. Voltage required: Power supply (supplied) 120V-60Hz 12VAC or DC output, all timers 120V 60Hz--Wi-Fi Socket 110V-240VAC 50-60Hz. USA style plugs only-not battery operated but could be.
KSF-2 INSTALLATION ABOVE
KSF-2XL INSTALLATION ABOVE
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. If using a digital timer, compatibility may be an issue with the included outdoor power supply unless using the ACDT-35 we have tested and recommend. Any analog timer can be used.
OVERALL SIZE: Feeder overall size (space needed): 7 x 3 x 12 inches tall
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: If enclosed out of weather, 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 used the KSF-2 for about 8 years and it finally wore out, had to buy a second to replace it so our fish stay fed while we are away or just busy. The adjustable feed amount is great for fish that just keep growing bigger and bigger. Could not live without this product. Mark in B.C.
I have been using this feeder for about 6 years without any problems. It only would not feed if I forgot to fill it, and with the added extension, that is only about once every ten days. Finally, it did empty the entire feeder in 24 hours so I am replacing it with the exact same feeder, but new. I think the timer went kaput, as in testing the feeder, I could not get it to fail. Thus I have a spare one, if and when I should every have a problem. I love the adjustability of the feeder and the fish love its dependability.