I have installed my feeder inside a tack room in my barn with the food being delivered twice a day via 2" PVC. I would like to commend your company on both quality service and equipment. The products came neatly packaged and using the video for both the feeder and the digital timer I was able to program the timer and set up and calibrate the feeder. It works perfectly!!! I want to praise you and your family for doing things right, working together in a harmonious manner to deliver this quality product to the consumer.
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. Many modes of operation, indoor or outdoor applications and ease of maintenance and repairs. Trusted brand for years and years by thousands of customers. Some Wi-Fi/automation/voice command systems may also be used. See example how Google works for a customer using voice activation.
Mischievous pets? Here's the answer! Combo includes items in picture: CSF-3 basic feeder with 1.5 gallon black hopper added for total capacity of 28 cups (about 5 lbs of food, metal "L" mounting bracket and two straps, two clear 2-cup hopper extension (only shown with one installed) and a 12 Volt power supply with 6 foot cord that will plug into the digital timer. The ACDT-20 digital timer will retain exact time and programs while power is off. It can provide for up to 8 daily feed cycles any day, group or all days of the week/months. Using this unique digital timer, you can also program some "in-between” snacks with just a few kibbles by programming the timer for just a few seconds of run time between main meals. NOTE ABOUT TIMER: We also offer the ACDT-19 digital timer which will provide up to 20 meals per day without in-between main meal snacks option available using seconds function. NOTE ABOUT TIMER: We also offer the ACDT-19 digital timer which will provide up to 20 meals per day without in-between main meal snacks option available using the included ACDT-20 digital timer with seconds function. Just ask to switch timer from ACDT-20 to ACDT-19 in comments section of order. You may also request the indoor type TP-LINK Smart Wi-Fi Plug HS100 for an extra $10.00 before we fill and charge your order. Make note in comments section of your order. THIS "BASIC" FEEDER DOES NOT COME WITH A STAND OR BOWL (pic only mounting example). The Super Feeder can be mounted to a cat play stand, 4X4 or 2X4 on wall or porch, a pipe or vertical 2x4 on a small platform, or can even be hung. An additional 1.5 gallon hopper could also be added. IMPORTANT NOTE: 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 IS BEST) AND YOU KEEP THE SUPPLIED TIMER/POWER SUPPLY INDOORS OR SHELTERED OUT OF THE WEATHER. IF YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DO THAT, YOU SHOULD CONSIDER PURCHASING AN OUTDOOR POWER SUPPLY AND TIMER SUPPLIED IN COMBO 23 OR 23A.
Voltage required: Indoor type 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).
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Customer examples of various outdoor installations.
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.
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