One of several smart sockets we tested and recommend: Operate your Super Feeder remotely via Wi-Fi! Complete Wi-Fi Super Feeder combos are also available with discounted bundled accessories. For Wi-Fi control, we have tested and recommend this smart plug for mobile devices running iOS 8 or higher, Android 4.1 or higher with existing Wi-Fi network.
Operating your Super Feeder® via cell phone, iPad, Android device and Voice command by Alexa® and Google® systems not supplied by Super-Feed:
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 to turn on a lamp or other appliance.
Systems we tested and recommend: TP-LINK HS100 Smart Plug or Smart Socket WP1(round)
This WP1(round) Smart Plug will control your Super Feeder® remotely. Just follow straight-forward 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 time you want to feed your pet. You MUST program "ON" and "OFF" times! i.e.: "ON" at 8:00 AM and "OFF" at 8:02 AM for each time of day or all week days you want to feed your pet, up to 15 times per day. The feeder will run only for the amount of time you previously adjusted it to give you the portion needed as described at top of this page and will stop on its own even while still powered. You may also "trigger" your Super Feeder® any other time than programmed by manually/remotely turning it on for a few seconds and turning it back off yourself from your cell or other device. You may install several Wi-Fi Plugs and trigger several feeders in different places within range of your local Wi-Fi router. Note: The feeder must have been powered down for at least 1-2 minutes between feed cycles to assure it can reset itself and trigger again. If it has not been powered down long enough like repeatedly turning it on and off, the feeder will not trigger again, which is normal. You could also control the Super Feeder® by voice command with this Smart WP1 socket compatible with Amazon Alexa® and Google® accessories. A TP-LINK® High quality Camera would be a great addition to monitor your pets and feeder! So many ways to operate your Super Feeder®! And this is what makes it so unique.
Confirming if plug is turned on or off and feeder is running or not running using programmed WP1 plug: Tap on "statistics" at bottom right corner of socket control page and check reading of (Power (W). With standard indoor power supply (cat and aquarium feeders) plugged into the Wi-Fi plug and the plug is turned off, the reading should be 0. With feeder running, it should read approximately 0.4 to 0.6. and go back to 0 when feeder has stopped. If using our "outdoor" power supply plugged into the Wi-Fi plug and the plug is turned off, the reading should be 0. With the plug turned on and the feeder is running, it should approximately read 1.9 to 2. and go back to 1.2-1.3 when the feeder has stopped.
Note: Some other Wi-Fi systems offered on the market today can have a lot to be desired and may be incompatible with the Super Feeder. As an example, a Wi-Fi socket on the market may not work if it 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 thus prevent it from triggering and operating properly.