Discontinued item with no return accepted. Due to possible issues not syncing with some wi-fi systems like direct Xfinity router (has in the past and changed with Xfinity updates), we are discontinuing this product. It has been found to work fine with Netgear router and may work with some other systems. It has worked with Android and some other mobile devices, but we still cannot guarantee all circumstances and will not supply it with our product at this time.
For Wi-Fi control, we have tested and recommend the TP-LINK Smart Wi-Fi Plug HS100 for mobile devices running iOS 8 or higher, Android 4.1 or higher with existing Wi-Fi network. You may also use a TP-Link Camera.
Also recommended by past customers: The Wemo Wi-Fi switch by Belkin and various home automation systems at smarthome.com Note: Like too many other systems offered on the market today, due to perpetual changes and updates to Wi-Fi system used some Wi-Fi plugs may not work if the socket does not turn off completely (some do and some may not like used for dimming lamps), 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 of course also use the Super Feeder with any standard programmable timer like used for lights and appliances or even by voice command using Google or Amazon Alexa.
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:
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. 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. 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. You could do that using this TP-LINK Smart Plug compatible with Amazon Alexa®. Many ways to operate your Super Feeder®. This is what makes it so unique!