Have not had a chance to try the feeder as of yet due to bitter cold weather and not having a chance to build a container for it. Appears to be very well made and it will no doubt keep unwanted critters from stealing the food.
Made in USA! Combo mounts outdoors to fit your pet's needs. Set portion size from very tiny to larger portions. Feed up to 24 times per day using included analog timer.
NOTE: MAIN PICTURE IS ONLY AN EXAMPLE FROM A PAST CUSTOMER'S OUTDOOR CUSTOM INSTALLATION--WOOD CAGE NOT SUPPLIED. Mount it to a wall or 2x4 stud in your garage, a pipe, porch, or simply place it on a tray. This feeder can be electronically adjusted to feed from a very small amount to a cup or more with multiple cycles. Combo Deal includes: CSF-3 38oz cat feeder with one 1.5 gallon hopper, two tough polycarbonate 2-cup clear extensions, installed polycarbonate chute cover protective device, black powder-coat metal mounting bracket, strap and other hardware, 50' of wire to reach your feeder, a 12 volt OUTDOOR APPROVED power adapter and an outdoor approved 24-hr ANALOG TIMER (ACAT-32) WITH UP TO 24 DAILY CYCLES. REMEMBER THAT YOU MAY ALSO USE A HOME AUTOMATION MODULE OR JUST ABOUT ANY OTHER TIMER TO PROGRAM THE NUMBER OF TIMES YOU WANT TO TRIGGER FEEDING CYCLES. Voltage required: Power supply (supplied) 110-240VAC 50-60Hz 12VDC output indoor type and 120V 12VAC output outdoor type. All timers 120V 60Hz- Wi-Fi Socket 110V-240VAC 50-60Hz. USA style plugs only-not battery operated. 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).
When mounting this feeder outdoors, make sure you protect the chute opening from animals like raccoons with a guttering system or enclosing the feeder appropriately. CHUTE COVER IMPORTANT NOTE: EVEN THOUGH THE CHUTE COVER WILL PROTECT THE CHUTE OPENING FROM THE OUTDOOR ELEMENTS, IT WILL NOT PROTECT INTRUSION BY LARGE ANIMALS, PARTICULARLY RACCOONS WHO COULD BREAK IT OFF. THE CHUTE AREA SHOULD BE ADEQUATELY PROTECTED BY AN EXTERNAL DEVICE OR THE FEEDER INSTALLED IN AN ENCLOSURE OF SOME TYPE AS SHOWN THROUGHOUT OUR WEBSITES WITH PAST CUSTOMER PICTURES.
NOTE: Small 1/4" round (spherical) kibbles like offered by Science Diet or other brands are recommended for best portion accuracy, but most other kibbles will work fine up to 5/8" diameter with perhaps a slightly reduced portion accuracy. Please be aware that the feeder will not “count’ kibbles, but tests have shown that an overall portion accuracy of +/- 0.1 to 0.2 ounce from one portion to another is possible with recommended kibbles. 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 other than one with pre-filled compartments.
NOTE: USING A NAME BRAND LIKE "SCIENCE DIET" IS ONLY A BRAND EXAMPLE.
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IMPORTANT NOTE FOR THIS COMBO! DO NOT EVER hook-up 2 power adapters/transformers at one time when setting up this combo. You may damage your feeder and/or other accessories and void your warranty. The standard SMALL power adapter included with all feeders is only to initially run and adjust your feeder indoors before final mounting outdoors using only the outdoor power adapter/transformer by itself. You may of course also use the small power adapter/transformer indoors by itself if you ever want to. ALSO, to program the supplied outdoor timer, only use the instructions supplied by the timer manufacturer to program the times you want to feed per day (on-off cycles).
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-3XL Feeder overall size (space needed): 12 x 3 x 22 inches tall
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/
I looked at pet feeders on the internet and this looked like the best. So called the company and got a real person and he explained it very well. So I ordered one and it is working just like he said so far. Easy setup and pets are happy. Mine is outdoors and is working great. Keep up the good work as I am going to order some more. Thanks