This is the second SuperFeeder I have purchased. The first one is about 3 years old and works great. I purchase the second so the cats each have their own. The feeder is well built, but our monsters still require their feeders to be armored (we built a feeder stand and protective shielding). Still, we can trust these feeders to make sure the cats are fed, even when we're not home.
Super Feeder made in USA for 23+ years! Adjust it from very tiny to larger portions. Use most simple lamp timers or home automation/voice command systems to trigger it.
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 VALUE DEAL COMES COMPLETE WITH HEAVY-DUTY BLACK VERTICAL MOUNT/BASE WITH RUBBER FEET, DEDICATED Kibisan® dishwasher-safe BOWL, HARDWARE, TWO TOUGH POLYCARBONATE 2-CUP CLEAR EXTENSIONS TO MAKE IT SLIGHTLY OVER A QUART (if you want to keep it small when at home), A 1.5 GALLON HOPPER FOR EXTENDED ABSENCE TO INCREASE ITS CAPACITY UP TO A POSSIBLE 1.8 GALLONS (28 CUPS), A LOW VOLTAGE POWER ADAPTER WITH 6' CORD AND DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS. IT'S READY TO ASSEMBLE 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."
This particular Super Feeder combo with stand and bowl is only intended for indoor use 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.
ABOVE: VERY SIMPLE CUSTOM MOUNTING EXAMPLE TO SUIT APPLICATION
MORE EXAMPLES FROM CUSTOMERS: http://www.super-feed.com/small.html
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.
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: CSF-3 Feeder overall size mounted (space needed): 12 x 11 x 25 inches tall
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. 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.
Remote-Controllable Dual Outlet: http://www.smarthome.com/insteon-2663-222-on-off-outlet-white.html/
took a little to put together, but instructions were clear. i use a separate timer and it works well with it. good quality.