NEW SUPER FEEDER Wi-Fi COMBO by Super-Feed! Note before purchasing: You must be familiar with Wi-Fi operation/set-up to use this system. Your feeder will need to be and stay within range of your own Wi-Fi router at home for it to work properly, But you will of course still be able to control your feeder from anywhere your mobile device will work.
This new combo includes a Wi-Fi Smart Plug that will enable you to control your Super Feeder remotely by your mobile device running iOS 8 or higher, Android 4.1 or higher with existing Wi-Fi network. Making the Super Feeder® even more versatile than the competition, you will still retain the option to use any timer instead of the Smart Plug like commonly used to turn lamps on. Furthermore and perhaps most importantly for customers with multiple pets, you will be able to add and operate several plugs from your iPhone/iPad to control several feeders simultaneously in different locations or two feeders with one Wi-Fi plug fitted with a multi plug adapter. This combo features a dishwasher-safe bowl especially designed to spread kibbles to the outer edge for better access to pets. A metal bracket attaches the feeder to a sturdy and compact black ABS base and tower. Capacity is 28 cups of kibbles (approximately 5 lbs). A chute opening polycarbonate cover helps prevent pet intrusion! Small 1/4 inch spherical-type kibbles are recommended and guaranteed to work with good accuracy. Other oddly shaped kibbles up to 1/2" will work equally well but with reduced accuracy. Minor screwdriver assembly. Made in USA, you will love it like thousands of others do! Compact at 12 x 11 x 25 inches tall, placed backed up to a wall, cabinet or across a corner wall, or could also be mounted to a wall or your very own mount instead of the supplied short stand. INDOOR use only! Voltage: Included Power supply and Wi-Fi plug 110-240VAC 50-60Hz 12VDC output--USA style plugs-not battery operated.
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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 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. Many brands have similar recommended type kibbles.
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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!
(Alexa Echo or Google Assistant systems not supplied)
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.
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®.