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Instructions are for the CSF-3XL cat Super Feeder®, but basic operation is the same for all Super Feeders®.
External timer (11) shown is only an example and optionally supplied (none manufactured by Super-Feed). Any lamp or other type timer can be used.
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Very important!! In step 1 make absolutely sure that the extension is firmly and fully pressed on the machine where you will see the small half-moon recess in the machine through the small screw holes in order for the screw to fully protrude into that recess and locks the extension in place. If you do not do that properly, the extension could be pulled loose by a pet pulling forward on the stack, which will then make the metal strap at the front break the extension. Breakage in that manner is not covered by warranty. If you are not able to properly lock any extension, large hopper or lid in place, do not use the metal washer and only screw-in the small screw far enough to lock the item place.
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(1) First, install one clear extension on feeder and secure it with one small screw and washer (in feeder hardware bag) on one side only, opposite side of chute opening that will face the "L" shaped metal bracket. (2) Install the bracket with four 3/8" long screws located in feeder hardware bag. (3)Install metal strap with one small screw and no washer on front side. (4) Install "L" bracket and retaining strap to wood mount of your own with two large head screws on each side of bracket (4 ea. Supplied in feeder hardware bag), or as directed by plastic stand instructions using eight ¼ inch long screws. (5) Plug power adapter plug into feeder jack. (6) Plug power adapter directly into wall outlet, and feeder should "dry" run for one cycle along with a steady "power-on" green or blue light in housing (depending on model). (7) Adjust black “volume” screw so opening between roller and gate is about the size of food so it does not drop straight through and fill feeder with dry food. Some pieces may initially fall through. (8) Lift rubber plug to expose feed time controls, place bowl under feeder and push reset switch momentarily to activate feeder. If not enough food was dispensed, turn white *dial (9) clockwise, then push reset switch again and note amount of food dispensed. If too much food came out, turn *dial counterclockwise. Always turn *dial in extremely fine increments! If still not enough food is dispensed at maximum time setting, turn the volume screw (7) counterclockwise and try again. If still not enough, program extra feed cycles with remote timer. Time duration of feeder's own adjustable feed cycle is what primarily determines amount of food dispensed, not the remote timer. When the rubber plug is closed (10), push the right side labeled “push” for additional feed cycles while the feeder is powered (no need to open rubber plug). (11) After completing steps 5 through 9, go to page 4 or 5 to program one of our most common timers. Any other timer of your own can be used and programmed similarly to operate your Super Feeder. Basically, the number of on-off cycles you timer has is the number of feed cycles available. If included, install the 1.5 gallon hopper (12) on top of one clear extension (only one recommended with large hopper) of two supplied with basic feeder, securing it with one small screw and metal washer on each side (instructions are included with the large hopper). You may not need metal washers to make sure the hopper is securely locked in place with screws protruding correctly into the half-moon recesses of the clear extension. Only tighten as needed to lock hopper in place. You will not need upper hopper strap with short vertical mount. Finish filling your feeder with dry food.
NOTE: Terminal strip underneath feeder may be used instead of plug for direct bare wire hook-up to keep your pet away from jack plug/wire. FEEDER ONLY APPROVED FOR 9 TO 24 VOLT AC OR DC---ANY OTHER POWER ADAPTER WITH THAT VOLTAGE RANGE CAN BE USED. DO NOT POWER WITH HIGHER VOLTAGE BECAUSE YOU WILL VOID WARRANTY!!
SUGGESTED INDOOR TYPE POWER ADAPTER YOU COULD USE AND ACQUIRE LOCALLY FROM MOST ELECTRONICS STORES:
Any 12V to 24V AC or DC 200+ mA output power supply can be used. If DC output and using jack plug, center of plug must be positive (+) Plug type 5.5 mm x 2.1 mm
Although these installation instructions are for the CSF-3 cat feeder, basic operation is the same for all Super Feeders®. Tip: You do not need to use a screwdriver each time to remove/lock lid in place, just squeeze upper front and back sides of large hopper or clear extension.
*The portion/feed timing adjustment controller dial will differ in some models. If your feeder does not have a small white dial as shown in Fig. 9 above, it will have a "multiple-turn" micro adjustment controller with a slotted brass shaft that you can turn around and around for very fine adjustment of feed cycle time (1/4 turn change equals approximately 1 second of feed time change).
PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE INFORMATION
It is recommended that you periodically inspect and remove excess food residue that may have accumulated on the drum and the slide at the chute’s outlet. Never use sharp objects to clean parts of your feeder, especially the special stick resistant and flexible polypropylene slide. A soft dampened cloth works best to wipe off excess food residue. For a simple cleaning of your Super Feeder®, you may clean the interior of your feeder by brushing the roller with a tooth brush and wiping the inside parts with a damp cloth. Empty the machine and remove extensions leaving only one on the dispenser itself. Plug the power supply directly into an outlet and swipe the tooth brush side to side while running the machine by pushing the reset switch several times as needed. Use a vacuum want to remove residue. Wipe inside clean.
For a more thorough cleaning, you may also remove the six small screws retaining the base of the feeder. The base will come out with gear box and electronics board all in one piece. You can then submerge the whole upper housing in soapy water for a while and flush it all out under a faucet. Thoroughly dry it and re-assemble the base while holding the feeder upside down, making sure that the slide shaker loop wire is resting against the bottom of the slide so the slide will shake. Maintenance Video:
The shaking action of the flexible distribution slide is primarily designed to help expel food without clogging, portion accuracy and prevent bridging inside the machine. The click-clack sound will also alert your pet at meal time like a slot machine. If you want a quieter operation, you can disable that feature as follows: Facing the chute outlet, lift slide, and using a thin small object, flip the trip-wire loop underneath the slide forward and down (toward you) and away from the bottom of the slide.
DETAILED VIDEO SHOWING SET-UP/OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
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