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
Mount this Koi feeder to a piece of 2x4 hung in the air using a metal pole or wood post or a vertical 2x4 in a bucket filled with concrete and placed in the water (those items not supplied and only example). The L shaped metal bracket can also be attached to a pipe. Unlike some other fish feeders, the Super Feeder does not use a distribution vibrating apparatus causing food to pack and/or turn to powder. This feeder can be electronically adjusted to feed fish sticks/pellets from a very small portion to a cup or more with multiple cycles. This 1 3/4 Quart size "basic" Super Feeder package includes an outdoor power supply kit and KSF-2 Super Feeder with two tough polycarbonate clear extensions for total capacity of about 1.5 lb. of dry fish food. Capacity can be increase with additional clear extensions or a 1.5 gallon hopper available separately. Also included is a polycarbonate protective weatherproofing chute cover installed over the chute opening and all mounting hardware is included a black powder-coated metal "L" shaped mounting bracket and two metal straps. Included with the outdoor power supply kit: One 6' short cord with a special screw-type sealed connector at one end to fit the outdoor power supply's output and a jack plug at the other end to fit the Super Feeder's side input jack (handy for calibrating feeder portion indoors before outdoor mounting). One long 30' long wire is also included to reach the Super Feeder with a special screw-type sealed connector at one end to fit the power supply's output and metal spade connectors at the other end to fit the feeder's auxiliary input terminals underneath its floor. As an added bonus if ever needed to use your own wire, a coaxial plug-to-wire adapter is included with this kit. Power supply: Input 110-120Vac 60Hz/Output 12Vac. USA style plugs only-this particular combo is not battery operated. You will need is an outdoor 120V programmable timer like a lamp timer to trigger and power this feeder or you may buy a combo with a timer of your choice.This feeder will require some handyman ability and proper protection from wild animals. All pictures attached only show mounting examples from past customers. Wood or other materials to mount the feeder to are not included. OVERALL SIZE: Feeder overall size (space needed): 7 x 3 x 12 inches tall
The analog ACAT-32 timer and ACDT-35 digital timer we sell are perfect and guaranteed to work with the outdoor power supply if you do not have a suitable timer. A discounted combo pack is also available on this store.
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).
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. Custom mount your Koi Super Feeder with many modes of operation for indoor or outdoor applications. Trusted brand for years and years by thousands of customers.
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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. 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.
How to use feeder with a home automation system:
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.
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.