THIS "BASIC" FEEDER DOES NOT COME WITH A STAND OR BOWL. Mischievous pets? Here's the answer! Mount it to a cat play stand, a wall or 2x4 stud in your garage, a pipe or porch and it won't go anywhere!. When installed outdoors, this feeder should at least have the chute opening well protected with a guttering system or box housing to keep animals like raccoons from sticking their paws into it (pictures on our super-feed.com website). This feeder can be electronically adjusted to feed from a very small amount to a cup or more with multiple cycles. Combo Deal includes a CSF-3 cat feeder with a 1.5 gallon hopper (up to 28 cups total capacity), two clear polycarbonate hopper extensions (2-cup capacity each), metal mounting bracket, strap, hardware and a 12 volt dc power adapter with 6 foot cord to reach your feeder. The power supply will plug directly into the supplied very easy to program INDOOR type analog timer for up to 48 daily feed 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. NOTE: THE SUPPLIED POWER SUPPLY AND TIMER MUST NOT BE EXPOSED TO WEATHER/WATER...USE ONE OF OUR OUTDOOR POWER SUPPLIES AND TIMERS OR APPROPRIATE COMBO IF YOU CANNOT COMPLY (combo 23 or 23A).
Original CSF-3XL 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. Mounts your very own way to fit your pets. Adjust it from very tiny to larger portions. Analog timer included for up to 48 meals per day. Some Wi-Fi/automation/voice command systems may also be used. See example how Google works for a customer using voice activation.
Voltage required: Power supply (supplied) 110-240VAC 50-60Hz 12VDC output, all timers 120V 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).
IMPORTANT NOTE: ONCE AGAIN, IF PLANNING ON INSTALLING THIS FEEDER OUTDOORS, MAKE SURE YOU ADEQUATELY PROTECT AT LEAST THE CHUTE AREA WHERE THE FOOD COMES OUT (ALL BOXED-IN BEST) PARTICULARLY WITH RACCOONS AROUND. FOR OUTDOOR USE EXPOSED TO RAIN, YOU SHOULD NOT USE THE JACK PLUG UNLESS THE FEEDER IS ALL BOXED-IN. WITH THE OPTIONAL OUTDOOR TIMER AND POWER SUPPLY LIKE OFFERED IN COMBOS 23 AND 23A, YOU CAN USE A WIRE OF YOUR OWN LIKE SPEAKER WIRE FROM FROM AN OUTDOOR POWER SUPPLY TO THE FEEDER'S SECONDARY SCREW TERMINAL UNDERNEATH THE FEEDER.
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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. 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 of course apply to any feeder other than one with pre-filled compartments.
NOTE: USING A NAME BRAND LIKE "SCIENCE DIET" IS ONLY A BRAND EXAMPLE.
Customer examples of various outdoor installations.
OVERALL SIZE: CSF-3XL Feeder overall size (space needed): 12 x 3 x 22 inches tall
How to operate the Super Feeder® with a cell phone, iPad, Android device or home automation system with with voice command like Alexa or other type like Google :
First, be sure to adjust your super feeder's desired portion size by plugging the power supply into a power outlet and adjusting the feed duration controller with the little supplied plastic screwdriver as explained in your feeder's manual or video. Then plug the power supply into the Smart Plug after you have installed it just like you would a lamp.
System we tested and recommend:
The TP-LINK HS100 Smart Wi-Fi Plug is perfect to control your Super Feeder® remotely for up to 15 meals/snacks per day. It is one of the easiest we tested to install and use. Just follow directions included with the Smart Wi-Fi Plug. All you will need to do once installed is program suggested 2 minutes of "on" time for each feed cycle time of day you want. Make sure you program "on" and "off" time, i.e. 8:00 AM and off at 8:02 AM for each time of day you want to feed your pet. Also select all or certain days of the week you want to trigger your Super Feeder® to feed your pet. The feeder runs only for time in seconds you previously adjusted the feeder to give you the portion needed and then stops. You may of course trigger your Super Feeder® anytime by remotely turning it on for a few seconds and turning it back off yourself from your device. You may install and operate several Wi-Fi Plugs and feeders simultaneously in different places within range of local Wi-Fi. Note: The feeder must have been powered down for at least 2 minutes between feed cycles to assure it triggers again. If it has not been off long enough like repeatedly turning it on and off, the feeder will not work, which is normal. You could also control the Super Feeder® by voice command using this TP-LINK Smart Plug compatible with Amazon Alexa®. The TP-Link Camera could be a great addition. Many ways to operate your Super Feeder®. This is what makes it so unique!
A great companion to this Super Feeder combo would be adding the Kasa KC120 Cam 1080p Smart Home Security Camera by TP-Link. Unlike so many other built-in cheap camera feeders, that separate day/night camera is perfect because you can place it where you want and vary the field of vision and close-up on whatever you want as well as being able to record, speak and listen to your pet. Makes a great pet monitoring system!
(These systems for reference only and not included)
Other systems recommended by past customers:
For Wi-Fi control, the Wemo Wi-Fi switches by Belkin have been used successfully. Various systems that are currently being used are available from smarthome.com Note: Some systems offered on the market today suffer from perpetual changes and updates rendering some systems unusable if not compatible with certain Wi-Fi systems. Some Wi-Fi switches on the market may not work if the socket does not turn off completely (some do and some may not like used for dimming lights), meaning that any residual power coming out of it during its off time will prevent the feeder from resetting itself between programmed feed cycles and will prevent it from triggering.
Iris brand smart outlet:
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.
Using various timers:
You still retain the option to use just about any type of common lamp timer to operate your Super Feeder®. Anything that will turn on a lamp or appliance will trigger and operate the Super Feeder®.
See WiFi Plug info