Excellent product, quality workmanship. This is the second CSF-3 recently purchased for a new addition. Normally the cats are fed manually but when needed for human absence the CSF-3 can be used with confidence. The clear extension can be added optionally for additional capacity, I have added 1 to each unit.
Unique system made in USA for 23+ years! Adjust it from very tiny to larger portions. Some Wi-Fi/automation/voice command systems may also be used..
WITH THIS COMBO, YOU WILL NEED SOME TYPE OF TIMER LIKE AT THE VERY LEAST A BASIC MECHANICAL LAMP TIMER TO ACTIVATE THE FEEDER AT PROGRAMMED TIMES.THIS POPULAR, COMPACT, SIMPLE AND BEST VALUE DEAL COMES COMPLETE WITH: CSF-3 CAT SUPER FEEDER DISPENSER, HEAVY-DUTY BLACK VERTICAL MOUNT/BASE WITH RUBBER FEET, DEDICATED Kibisan® dishwasher-safe BOWL, HARDWARE, TWO PRACTICALLY INDESTRUCTIBLE POLYCARBONATE 2-CUP CLEAR EXTENSIONS TO MAKE IT SLIGHTLY OVER A QUART (1.5 lb), A POLYCARBONATE CHUTE COVER TO KEEP THOSE LITTLE PAWS OUT OF THE CHUTE OPENING, A LOW VOLTAGE POWER ADAPTER WITH 6' CORD AND DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS. You may order additional clear extensions or a 1.5 gallon hopper for additional capacity. IT REQUIRES MINOR ASSEMBLY WITH SUPPLIED SCREWDRIVER. Voltage required: Power supply 110-240VAC 50-60Hz 12VDC output, all timers 120V 60Hz- Wi-Fi Socket 110V-240VAC 50-60Hz. USA style plugs only-not battery operated. Perfect combo for countries with 240V needing to use own external timer for correct voltage. Supplied power supply may still need a plug adapter. In "super feeder accessories" of this store, a Euro or AU power supply may be available. In "programmable timers,' we also offer 12V timers to use with a 12V battery of your own."
Note: Small 1/4" round (spherical) kibbles like offered by Science Diet or other brands are recommended for very best performance. Please be aware that the feeder does not “count’ kibbles, but tests have shown that an overall accuracy of +/- .1 to .2 ounce from one portion to another is possible with recommended kibbles. Most other kibbles will work well up to 5/8" diameter, but with so many shapes/sizes of kibbles on the market, it is impossible to predict exact results as far as exact accuracy is concerned. Although performance is guaranteed with recommended food as described, please be advised that due to variance of kibble sizes and shapes, 100% portion accuracy simply cannot be guaranteed for all feed cycles. That would apply to any feeder feeding oddly shaped kibbles.
NOTE: USING A NAME BRAND LIKE "SCIENCE DIET" IS ONLY A BRAND EXAMPLE. Many brands have similar recommended type kibbles. This particular Super Feeder combo with stand and bowl is intended for indoor use only except in a situation where you can adequately protect it and its standard power supply from wild animals and weather. Other more suitable combos are available for outdoor installation.
OVERALL SIZE: CSF-3 Feeder overall size mounted (space needed): 12 x 11 x 15 inches tall
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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.
How to use feeder with a home automation system like voice command or other means: 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: Although we have discontinued selling our Wi-Fi socket at this time due to an update needed by the manufacturer, we recommend perhaps using a Wi-Fi Wemo switch by Belkin. Some systems below have also been reported 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. 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/
My Pug love to eat there just a couple of wuf haha after that was everything ok and eat all the food. thanks
Excellent customer service and even better quality and workmanship Used the feeder with a remote momentary switch attached to a large funnel to activate a feed cycle overtime my cats dropped a practice golf ball in the funnel. Simple clean and easy to build the cats spend all day looking for the practice golf balls and the feeder flawlessly dispenses two or three of their favorite treats every time they do Send me an email if you want a photo of the funnel and how to connect to the feeder
We were on the verge of getting my cat tested for GI issues because he kept throwing up after his morning feed (even though he only got 1/4 of his food then). The problem was exacerbated when we went on vacation and the cat got only 2 feedings/day. Changing to this product allowed me to dole out food 1 Tablespoonful + at a time -- 7 times/day. It forces the cat to graze - rather than belonging to the clean bowl club I had an easy time with the digital timer - but putting together the feeder was a bit of a challenge for me. The video made it possible. My only suggestion is the video should be re-done with a slightly slower pace and more pauses. This will allow you to pause the video without having to go backwards. Also -- I soon realized I wanted a second bowl in order to avoid the situation of inadvertently being bowl-less when I went to wash out the bowl.
This machine is great! I've looked at other cat feeders and this one is by far the best. It's well made and easy to assemble. We use Purina ONE® Smartblend® Sensitive Systems food which is very inconsistent in shape/size. Not a problem. With a little effort on the adjustments (time an window) we were consistently matching the old scoop amount. I like that it doesn't have a internal timer and uses a remote timer to trigger the feeding cycle. Depending on the flexability of the timer used, setting the feeding cycles are limitless. I chose to purchase the feeder without a timer as I was still debating between analog or digital. Both have their plus sides. We are presently using an old analog timer that was laying around the house. With our cat on a 2 meal a day schedule, she's at the feeder waiting for the timer to click in. All internal parts are consumer replaceable if something should ever fail. Just fix it. Don't replace it. Another plus compared to others. This feeder may seem a little pricey compared to others on the market but you won't be disappointed in it's quality. I think it's well worth the investment if you're looking for a great feeder.
We are quite satisfied with the product and the ordering/delivery process. Received a telephone call from the President and notificaitons via email on the progress of delivery. Also received links to YouTube videos on assembly. Packaging was something to behold. The fact that the timer is NOT built into the unit is a plus. The first thing to fail on items with timers is usually the timer. Here we can simply replace a $10 timer if necessary. I recommend this product. Much nicer than the revolving unit we previously used.
We have owned four of the older model CFS-3 feeders for several years, and just recently purchased another in the newer model for our newest cat. At one time we were feeding small amounts 8 times a day, and currently we are feeding four times a day. Our cats usually know when the food is about to come out, or if they're sleeping, they come running when they hear the feeders spitting out the food. We do not use the exact size and shape of food recommended for these feeders, so the feeders occasionally vary in the amount they put out, but that is to be expected. We like them enough to have used them for years and just spent money on a fifth! I can't say that it's easy to adjust these feeders because it can be time-consuming to get just the right amount to come out, but no other feeder on teh market allows you to be so precise in the exact amount. We also had problems with other feeders in that our cats could stick a paw up the chute to pull food down, or knock the feeder to make food drop. We do have one cat who manages to get a few pieces out of this feeder from time to time, but our other cats cannot. The newest bowl design with the slope is AWESOME. We loved it on our new feeder and ended up buying four bowls to retrofit on our older feeders, whose bowls were not ideal. While this feeder is not perfect for the type of food we use (it's prescription, so we can't change), the minor faults of the feeder are far outweighed by its pros. I know it's a lot of money to spend on a feeder, but it's worth it!
I just purchase the CFS-3 Cat Feeder with no timer (using my own analog timer) and have been very happy with the results. I had to leave town and had nobody to come in and look after my cat. I just purchased the unit last week. It came promptly and I found it very easy to assemble with the help of the video. I left the cat for 3 days and it appears to have worked nicely.