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CSF-3 Cat Super Feeder with Analog Timer, Stand and Bowl
This multi-mount custom Super Feeder® now features a special dishwasher-safe bowl made with a special high-grade kitchenware material known as "SAN" by Kibisan® and especially designed to split and spread kibbles around the bowl for better food access to pets. It also features a new quality Super Feeder® analog timer with red LED light indicator when the timer is on, and very easy to program tiny pins which are used to trigger the feeder up to 48 times per day if needed. The mounting bracket is black power coated, which attaches the feeder to the already proven and compact heavy-duty black ABS base and tower. The Super Feeder® could also be used with a home automation system and/or web based system. It is compact and holds 4 and 3/4 cups of food (slightly over a quart by volume). Its capacity can be increased later with extra stackable 2-cup clear extensions or 1.5 gallon hoppers available from Super-Feed®. If you have a really aggressive "locksmith" cat when it comes to trying to get to the food, an optional chute cover (protective device) is available installed on ASIN B00428TOBC or can be purchased later from Super-Feed®. If needed, small 1/4" spherical/square kibbles are recommended with the chute cover. You can trigger multiple feeders at a time with one timer if you have pets that do not eat well together! Not only is it extremely dependable, versatile and easy to operate, but it comes with personalized customer support. It only needs minor assembly with a screwdriver. Proudly made in USA, try one, you'll love it as many other pet owners do! Its compact size mounted is 10" x 11" x 15" tall and is normally placed backed up to a wall, cabinet or across a corner wall. Most importantly, compared to others, it could also be mounted to a wall or your very own mount using a piece of lumber instead of the supplied short stand for that smart and highly mischievous cat! DO NOT install this feeder with stand outdoors. The stand set up is for INDOOR use only.
Ready to mount as shown to heavy-duty black ABS plastic base--very compact Quart size (4 and 3/4 cups)--10x11x15 inches tall including stand. It can also be mounted to stand of your own like a cat tree to control that mischievous cat. Feeder needs minor assembly requiring only a small and medium Phillips tip screwdriver to save on box size (shipping), packaging and possible damage translating into higher consumer cost.
New high quality Kibisan® SAN kitchen dish material dishwasher-safe bowl with curved splitting dish for wider food distribution and better access to kibbles by your pets. Notice to past customers: The new bowl fits the same base and is available from Super-Feed. Important Super Feeder feature: ALL parts in this feeder can be quickly, economically and easily repaired or replaced without disposal or replacement of the entire feeder.
Optional 1.5 gallon hopper available (not supplied with this combo) from factory or with other "CSF-3XL" combos available on this site.
It can feed from a fraction of a cup to several cups of kibbles per day up to 48 times per day with supplied timer. Tamper-proof feed adjustment under rubber plug! You can use your own digital timer, purchase the Super Feeder ACDT-20 digital timer with other combo listed here. Various home automation systems even including webcams can also be used to operate/monitor the Super Feeder. If you can turn on an appliance remotely with phone or other means, you could do that. All parts in the Super Feeder can be easily replaced!
An optional CHUTE COVER (outlet protective device highly recommended against food obsessed pets) can be purchased later direct from Super Feed or already installed on other combo now listed on Amazon as ASIN: B00428TOBC to guard against that "locksmith" cat--normally not required with most pets, but available if you think you'll need it. If purchased later, the bottom of the feeder will have to be taken off because it does not snap in or out. Small 1/4" spherical/square kibbles like offered by Science Diet or other brands are recommended for very best performance. Please be aware that the feeder does not "count' kibbles, but tests have shown that an accuracy of +/- .1 to .2 ounce per portion has been achieved for every two cycles with recommended kibbles. Most other cat food kibbles will work very well, but with so many shapes/sizes of kibbles on the market, it is impossible to predict exact results. 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. Pyramid shaped kibbles are not recommended with this feeder.
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152 of 155 found the following review helpful:
The Ultimate Pet FeederApr 01, 2008
By Tijana Mitrovic
This feeder is worth every penny. I own two evil-genius cats that collaborate with each other to overcome all of the restrictions I attempt to enforce. I purchased an automatic Bistro feeder about a year ago to isolate ourselves from the feeding process; the cats found a way to extract food from it almost immediately. After months of being annoyed at all hours of the night by our cats attacking the Bistro, I opted for a Super Feeder.
The Super Feeder arrived unassembled with easy to follow instructions. The assembly process took about five minutes and familiarized me with all of the high quality components. I also purchased a "hood cover" to prevent my little devils from stealing food from the machine. The Super Feeder is brilliantly simple. It comes with a high quality power timer that cycles the power on and off at user set intervals. A small hidden dial controls the length for which the machine dispenses food. This analog control allows for an infinite level of feeding precision (unlike the Bistro's huge intervals). The Super Feeder also features a jumper that will restrict the machine from feeding more than once in a (approximate) 45 minute period. This prevents the machine from feeding more than once in the event of a power interruption during a feeding cycle.
The Super Feeder was made for nerds like me. I have mine attached to a network power controller next to my server cabinet. I wrote several UNIX shell and expect scripts to control the feeding behavior. The cats are fed at every even hour of the day (12 times a day). This prevents the cats from getting too excited when food is dispensed and prevents overeating and eating too quickly. I also authored a password protected website that allows me to feed the cats from anywhere in the universe with the click of a button, as well as capturing a photographic image of the cats eating so I know that they are safe and that the feeder is working correctly. Every time the cats are fed I receive a page to my telephone showing me the output of the scripts to verify that everything is working correctly.
I've had the feeder for a while now and it has proved to be smarter than my mischievous cats. The machine operates quietly, reliably, and consistently. It has never jammed, failed to feed properly, or under/overfed. Support for this product is also wonderful. When I purchased the additional 1.8 gallon food hopper I received answers to my emails within 10 minutes of sending them after 10pm PST. Do yourself a favor, buy this.
41 of 41 found the following review helpful:
Great ProductJan 10, 2008
By Jason G. Aviles
I got this as a christmas gift and I feel it is a great product. Before the Super feeder our cat was fed twice a day, at 5:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.. By the time 4:00 a.m. arrived our cat was so hungry that he would do everything in his power to wake us up (He has no shame) and when we got home after work it was impossible to get in the house without getting mauled by the cat. Now he is fed every two hours automatically starting at 4:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.. We now sleep until the alarm clock goes off and we have been able to minimize the amount of food he gets per day. Setup was easy and took no time at all to set the gap width for Iams cat food and to dial the timer and cycle time to my desired setting. The double hopper that is provided gives me about 8 days worth of food and the feeder is very accurate. I made a custom stand to hold the feeder in place (see customer images) and I would recommend this product to anyone with a hungry animal that is unwilling to wait for you to feed him.
30 of 30 found the following review helpful:
Be Careful If You Have an Orally-Fixated Cat!!Dec 04, 2008
Don't get me wrong, this is a great product, but as soon as I unpacked it and saw the thin electric cord I knew it was going to be a problem. I attempted to put tape over all exposed cord and tuck away the extra behind the feeder, out of sight. But my food-obsessed rescue cat got impatient with the feeder one day and chewed right through that flimsy cord. I wasn't home when it happened and I think she may have gotten a jolt, but I couldn't detect any injury to her. My one suggestion is that a more heavy duty cord be provided.
14 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Thank GOD I found this!Sep 15, 2009
By S. Otradovec
I have to admit, I wasn't hoping to spend this much on an automatic pet feeder, but this one is WORTH every penny!
My obese cat, Petey, weighs in at 18.9 lbs....he's a tabby cat. OOPS! (Don't blame me, we adopted him at this weight in February, poor baby).
This feeder is God's gift to me. You can set the amount of food you want (not in actual measurements like 1/4 cup, but you can turn the dial LITERALLY millimeters, and the amount of food dispersed will increase/decrease until you have it perfect). It has not failed me yet, and Petey has stopped begging for his food tremendously since I put him on auto timer. :)
I have to admit, assembling it was quite a challenge. The paper instructions are very poor, but there are instructional videos for additional help! It took me 2 hours...roughly. I was also worried at first because there is no way to indicate that the auto timer is working. You just have to program it, and wait for it to feed at your designated times. This left me uneasy, but I tested it for a day to make sure it was reliable, and it was!
HIGHLY recommended. It is a feeder that is made of good quality materials, and it looks like you spent a pretty penny on it..not flimsy or cheapy looking like so many others.
The customer service was impeccable! I panicked the night I received it due to my being unsure if the autotimer was actually working, and I actually received an email back after 9PM on a Thursday night!!
If you are in the market for an automatic pet feeder, THIS is the perfect one!
12 of 12 found the following review helpful:
Another satisfied 5-star raterOct 07, 2009
By mister tudball
I bought this feeder in early August and wanted to wait a bit to review. We have two Siamese siblings, Mork & Mindy, and Mr. Mork was driving me NUTS yelling for breakfast at 4:30 am. My most recent potential solution was to remove the human equation from their food, and so I revisited automatic pet feeders that I'd looked at years ago but thought were too expensive. I read all the reviews here plus some others and finally decided on this, somewhat more expensive one. I echo many of the set-up comments but the video was clear as day. I made some simple adjustments to replace their twice-a-day dose of 2/3 cup of Iams with four doses of 1/3 cup. It took maybe four dry runs to get dispensation perfect, and I've checked it periodically since and it's still right on. We use the stainless steel bowl it came with, and truthfully I still get a chuckle every time it runs because it sounds like a Las Vegas slot machine paying off. The cats have no problem with it, but you DO NOT want them sitting in your lap when it goes off unless their claws are very well trimmed! ZOOOOOMMMMMM!
The machine is very sturdy, not very tippy (low center of gravity) and while Mork & Mindy were curious at first about where the food comes from and how to get more, they've pretty much quit further study. One piece of advice I would give that I haven't seen in these reviews is to be patient! Siamese are very vocal, Mork overly so, and he didn't stop meowing right away. He'd actually start 5 minutes BEFORE his first "payoff". And it took them a while to figure out that neither my wife nor I are responsible for sustenance. We're almost there, but I figure we had to undo seven years of their food habits and introduce new ones. All in all, totally worth it. Very little AM begging, and the periodic "FEED ME" during the day has totally disappeared. The hopper (I have the standard one) is easy to fill without unscrewing the retaining screws.
While the timer is very flexible and intuitive, recently we've found it to be quite noisy, especially early in the AM when it's so quiet in the house and neighborhood. So I just moved the whole thing from the kitchen into the laundry room where their litter box is; problem solved. And I should say that the added bonus of being able to go away for a weekend without having to find someone to give them food is GREAT!
August 2010 update: We thought Mork & Mindy were looking a little chubby so I ran the machine through a cycle and measured the food. 1/4 cup, just as I'd set it last year, four times a day. We are continuously amazed at how they know within five or ten minutes when the slot machine is going to pay off and they line up on the back of the couch down the hallway and look toward Mecca. We are still as happy with this machine as when we first bought it, although I must admit that I had to duct tape it to the floor since Mindy would lick the bowl SO incessantly after eating that it would migrate across the floor. But never has it turned over.
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