i have three of these feeders, still working fine
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. Install it indoors or outdoors. Adjust it for tiny or larger fish food portions as many times a day as external timer used has on-off cycles.
If you want the ultimate "high-end" feeder, this is it! DON'T FORGET to order an external timer of some sort if you do not already have one, it will only be needed to trigger and power your feeder at programmed times. Any voltage in the 9 to 24 volt ac or dc range will trigger your feeder. The feeder itself, of course, has its own adjustable feed timer that you adjust to control the amount of food that comes out per cycle totally independent of how long the remote timer stays on. You do not need an expensive remote timer! Anything from a very basic 24-hr lamp timer to a HOME AUTOMATION system will work if you can keep it indoors or well sheltered in an enclosure. You can even use an outdoors light timer-transformer (12VAC), sprinkler timer (24VAC), etc...Great deal at this great sale price direct from the factory! Comes with a multi-mount metal bracket and strap which readily fits a 4x4, 2x4 or pipe, power adapter with terminal screws (YOU WILL NEED ANY 2-CONDUCTOR WIRE 16 TO 22 GA TO REACH YOUR FEEDER), 2 ea. 2-Cup hopper extensions (for over a quart capacity), hardware and instructions. Expendable! Later, you may order additional extensions or the 1.5 gallon hopper above to increase its capacity as needed. CHECK OUT "COMBOS" IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COMPLETE SET-UP WITH TIMER AND 50' OF WIRE. NO OTHER FEEDER COMES CLOSE TO ALL THE OPTIONAL FEATURES THIS FEEDER OFFERS. SIZE AS SHOWN: 7 1/4" LONG X 3 1/4 WIDE X 11 3/4" TALL. The supplied power adapter must be kept indoors or in an enclosure. OUTDOOR TYPE POWER ADAPTERS AND TIMERS ARE also available if you cannot keep the supplied adapter and your timer out of the rain. Voltage required: Power supply (supplied) 120V-60Hz 12VAC or DC output, all timers 120V 60Hz. USA style plugs only-not battery operated but could be. 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). A same package is available with an outdoor type power supply.
KSF-2 INSTALLATION EXAMPLES ABOVE
LARGER KSF-2XL INSTALLATION EXAMPLE ABOVE (1.5 gallon hopper optional and not included in this package).
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 a 120V power source is not available, you may use your own low voltage power source like a battery using one of our 12V timers.
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/