PORTION ADJUSTMENT QUICK-SET UP PAGE
FEEDER PORTION ADJUSTMENT (QUICK SET-UP)
please refer to manual for more details.
Make sure feeder is empty after assembly to see gate to roller/drum
Adjust the opening (aperture) between the drum/roller and the flexible
gate to be slightly at or below the largest size of the dry
Drop about a 1/8 cup of kibbles (flakes or pellets if aquarium or koi
fish feeder) into the feeder to see how well they are retained. A few will
drop through, which is ok, but they should stop dropping through when
If not, close the gate a tiny bit more like 1/4 turn.
Quickly poor rest of kibbles, pellets or flakes into the feeder to at
least the top of first extension.
Plug the feeder’s power supply directly into an outlet (no timer).
The feeder should run. See how much food was dispensed. Use the little
plastic screwdriver you were given to adjust the feed time controller. If
too much, turn the controller shaft under the rubber plug to the left about
a half turn and then momentarily tap the small yellow reset switch.
If not enough, turn the shaft to the right some more and tap the reset
switch again. See how much food dispensed. Repeat as needed until desired
portion is achieved.
Once your super feeder has been adjusted for desired portion size, plug
the power supply into a timer or Wi-Fi plug after it has been programmed
separately as per timer instructions. Program the timer or Wi-Fi plug to
come on at desired time of day for a couple of minutes or more, just long
enough to make sure the feeder completes its own cycle. Always make sure the
timer is programmed for at least two minutes of "off" between feed cycles to
assure feeder reset. If programming our ACDT-20 or ACDT-19 digital timer,
make sure you set it to "Auto and Off" mode when done for
automatic mode. No lights should remain illuminated in the feeder and
should remain off until the timer turns on to trigger and power the feeder.
The feeder will only run for the amount of time you originally set it to run
irrelevant of how long the external timer stays on.
NEVER adjust portion size solely with the large
black aperture adjustment screw. The black nylon screw is ONLY
for adjusting the gate to drum (also referred to as roller) gap to fit a
specific pet food size.
Happy Super Feeding!