This is my
initial review after unpacking and setting it up. It has not feed the dog yet.
This WOPET 7L Timer Programmable Feeder seems pretty sturdy and fairly heavy. I can see that a very large and aggressive dog might be able to smash it open. I suggest that you fill the hopper somewhere where the dog cannot see you do it. My 75 lb labradoodle does not seemed inclined to attack it but he absolutely knows that there is food in the hopper,
There are two augers, a large and a small. The large auger dispenses more food (it looks like about 50% more) per “unit” than the small auger. I opted to install the large auger as I figure that less turns of the auger for a given feeding size equals longer battery life. For reference 12 “units” is about two cups of kibble if you are using the large auger. Finding this out is trial and error. The manufacturer should give a conversion table that converts “units” to fractions of cups. I was able to eyeball pretty closely and it only took one trial to get it correct, so that is not a big issue.
Changing the auger is a bit frustrating as there are very poor instructions on how to do it. I says to remove the six screws holding the auger in place but it does not tell you how to get to the six screws. I removed the entire bottom of the unit, where the electronics and motor are, before I realized that the storage bin and auger is removable as a unit allowing access to change the auger. This was not a big deal but getting the bottom back on was a bit of a challenge and I could have easily damage the rather fragile looking wiring inside.
Programming is fairly easy, though the instructions were written by someone with little comprehension of the English language., Again, a bit of trial and error and I got it done.
I recorded my voice calling the dog to dinner and it is fairly lifelike, enough to get the dogs attention anyway. (I had to give him a little bit of food since I did say “dinner”, his favorite word.)
So now he and I are waiting about 2 hours and 15 minutes to see if it really works as advertised. I will update after a few days of use.
I’ve been using it for three days and it seems to work great. The dog quickly got conditioned to listen for the food to drop at the scheduled time. He still bugs me to feed him but I think he is beginning to realize that the food will come from the feeder going forward. I feed two cups morning and evening and it appears that the hopper will hold about four days worth of food. All in all I am very positive on the unit.
WOPET 7L automatic pet feeder overview:
WOPET 7L automatic pet feeder Feature:
- Flexible meal portions from 1–39 protions
- 4 feeding times can be set for any time
- Personal voice message calls your pet
- Dry dog or cat food; no canned or wet food snacks
WOPET 7L automatic pet feeder Specification:
- Material: ABS
- Color: White
- Dimensions:9.8 x 13.7 x 15.3 inch
- Food container capacity:7lbs dry food
- Rated Voltage: 110-240V
- Power adapter voltage: 5V/0.2A
- Battery Powered：Requires D Batteries (not included) 3 Pieces
FEED YOUR PET WHILE YOU’RE AWAY – Schedule up to 4 automated feedings per day using the built-in programmable timer. Program each meal time with a few button clicks on an easy to use LCD screen. Control food portions from 2 teaspoons to 4.5 cups per feeding. NEVER MISS A FEEDING. The WOpet feeder is wall powered and/or battery powered. In case of a power outage, the feeder will continue to function on 3 D-size batteries to assure your pet gets fed (batteries not included).
CONTROL PORTION SIZE OF EACH FEEDING – Dispense anywhere from 2 teaspoons to 4.5 cups dry food per feeding to sustain any size animal. You can program a unique portion size for each automatic feeding, allowing you to ESTABLISH REGULAR EATING ROUTINES throughout the day without any stress.
RECORD A CUSTOM MESSAGE FOR YOUR PET – Keep your pet excited about meal times! Press and hold the mic button for three seconds to begin recording a message to be played as each feeding dispenses. (e.g. Here, Fido! Come and eat, boy! Good doggy.)
OPERATING TIPS – Suitable for dry food only, with the food pellet size ranging from 0.2-0.6 inches in diameter; up to 4 meals a day. The removable hygienic feeding tray is dishwasher safe and easy to clean. LARGE STORAGE COMPARTMENT – The main food storage compartment can hold up to 20 CUPS of food and is removable for easy cleaning and refilling.
CUSTOMER SERVICE – Customizable Feeder Great for Dogs, Cats and Small Animals of Various Sizes.Provide a interesting living for your pet with our pet feeder!24-hour professional service center, full refund within 30 days, 12 months warranty and 24/7/365 technical support.