How does QF operate?
Quick Feed dispenses food
automatically through a programmable electronic timer. Simply
install 2 AA batteries (included) for battery backup, plug into a 110
volt electric outlet OR attach to a 12 volt battery (with optional
battery adapter.) Begin by setting the digital clock to the correct
time, program the times you wish to feed (up to 12 times) along with
amounts, (5 amount choices) and fill with food. Food will be
dispensed day after day at the times and amounts chosen.
How often can I feed with QF?
QF is designed to feed from 1 to 12
times in a 24 hour period. Feedings may be scheduled within minutes
or hours of each other. Once times are set, feeder will dispense each
day at these times until settings are changed.
How much can I feed at a time?
Settings begin at a few ounces and
range up to 2 pounds or 1 to 5 cups for the standard feeder. For
Standard size, see feeding selector chart for each type food, feeder
size and animal by clicking on Selector Settings button for further
information. Feedings may be scheduled within minutes of each other
for larger amounts. Example: set the feeder to dispense 5 cups of
grain at 8:00 A.M., and an additional 1 to 5 cups of grain at 8:05
A.M. simply by setting the clock accordingly.
What are Quick Feeders made of?
QF is made of a high impact
polyurethane plastics product.
Can I use QF outside?
Because QF does not have a totally
sealed hopper, QF's are not designed to be used outside without some
cover to protect the electronics and food from weather.
How is QF mounted?
The Quick Feed hopper has
pre-molded mounting screw holes in the back of the hopper. For
detailed drawings and instructions, see the installation section of
this site by clicking on the Installation button at the top.
How much food will QF hold & how many
days can I feed with QF?
QF Standard size hoppers will hold
approximately 25 pounds of dog/cat foods or 50 pounds of grains and
pellets. The amount of days you can feed with QF depends on the
amounts and frequency of feedings. To determine how many days you can
feed with the standard feeder, multiply the cups fed by the amount of
times then divide into 132 cups. This will tell you how many days you
can safely feed before refilling.
What types of food can I dispense with QF?
QF will dispense dry cat or dog
food, pellets, and grain products. QF is not designed to dispense any
food product larger than large chunk dog food or pellets longer than
one inch in length as it will stop the rotation of the cylinder,
thereby damaging the motor. For farm animals, sweet feeds with wet
molasses have a tendency to bridge above the dispensing mechanism not
allowing the feed to drop down into the chute.
Since QF is made from a plastic product, is
it varmint proof?
Fortunately, not everyone has a
raccoon, squirrel, or rodent problem. Unfortunately, for the ones
that do, but no, QF is not varmint proof. However, there are
solutions: Some of our handier customers have built lock boxes around
their feeders out of wood or metal with an opening at the bottom for
the spout while still others have mounted metal garbage cans and then
attached their feeders inside.