- Item Weight: 499 g
- Boxed-product Weight: 408 g
- Batteries 4 AA batteries required.
- Item Model Number: ASTx
- ASIN: B00TPZHIM4
- Date first available at Amazon.com.au: 26 April 2018
- Customer Reviews: 310 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,970 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
ChickenGuard Extreme Automatic Chicken Coop Door Opener
- High quality product manufactured and assembled by ChickenGuard to military grade standards in Great Britain. All the electronics are enclosed in a weather proof casing and FULLY encapsulated in epoxy resin allowing the ChickenGuard Extreme to withstand the elements even in the harshest of environments.
- ChickenGuard Extreme model has an enhanced door lifting capacity of 4kg (8lbs). No minimum or maximum door heights. ChickenGuard supplies a highly durable cord which has a breaking strain of 25kg or 50lbs. Low maintenance. Comes with a no quibble 3 years manufacturer guarantee. Over 130,000 users worldwide trust ChickenGuard to keep their chickens safe
- Easy to use - Integrated fully featured LCD screen. Open in the morning
- Simple to Setup – All in one design, no complicated wiring or cabling. Attach the ChickenGuard door opener to your chicken coop, connect the cord to the door and you are ready to go.
- Runs on 4 x AA alkaline batteries (included). Long battery life
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The ChickenGuard Extreme just got better! Combining the same great feature set, we have upgraded the motor to 4kg/8lbs capacity and ruggedized, to military grade standards, our production and encapsulation technique ensuring continued use even in the harshest of environments. Whether you live in the coldest of environments like our Canadian cousins, or the heat of our Australian friends, the ChickenGuard Extreme has been designed with you in mind.
Manufactured to the highest standards in our own factory in Britain, all the electronics are enclosed in a weather-proof casing and FULLY encapsulated in epoxy resin allowing the Extreme to withstand the elements.
Easily programmed to open or close the door using either the timer and/or light (LUX) sensor and runs on 4 x AA batteries (included). It also comes with a FREE 3 year peace of mind warranty, though these units will last a lot longer!
The ChickenGuard Extreme with integrated Timer and Light Sensor is combined in one complete package for straightforward installation with no DIY knowledge required. The All-in-One design makes setting up simple as everything you need is enclosed in one handy box.
No messy wiring or limit switches required, simply attach the Door Opener to your coop, tie the lifting cord to the door and you're ready to go. It protects your chickens from foxes and other predators and saves you the bother of getting up at the break of dawn or trudging out on dark and stormy nights.
Over 130,000 chicken keepers worldwide trust ChickenGuard to protect 'their girls'. Easily adjustable light (LUX) sensitivity when using the light sensor. All in one design. Long battery life. Low battery warning. No complicated wiring. Low maintenance. No minimum or maximum door heights. 4kg/8lb door lifting capability.
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D'abord, une plainte mineure. La ficelle utilisée pour soulever la porte est seulement attachée (quoique étroitement) à la tige. Mais, ce n'est pas fermement fixé. Autrement dit, il ne passe pas à travers un trou ou une fente, il est simplement enroulé autour la tige. Cela signifie que si la ficelle est complètement étendue, elle peut sortir de la tige - comme cela m'est passe. Il n'a pas été difficile de le rattacher, et j'ai pu le fixer plus fermement en pinçant la ficelle sous la bobine de plastique. Cependant, cela devrait vraiment être abordé dans la conception de base.
Deuxièmement, et, en fonction de vos besoins, PEUT-ÊTRE TRÈS GRAVE. Si vous alimentez l'appareil via USB et qu'il y a une coupure de courant, même momentanée, LE TEMPS DE L'HORLOGE EST PERDU. Si votre horaire d'ouverture est basé sur l'heure, plutôt que sur le niveau d'éclairage, votre horaire ne fonctionnera pas tant que l'horloge n'aura pas été réinitialisée. Pire, la porte pourrait s'ouvrir à un moment aléatoire, peut-être au milieu de la nuit. Donc, si vous utilisez l'alimentation USB, votre seule option efficace est un programme d'ouverture basé sur la lumière.
Je voudrais aussi noter que sur la version Extreme la vie des piles n'est pas particulièrement bonne, peut-être une semaine ou deux. De plus, bien qu'il y ait un avertissement de piles faibles, je n'ai pas reçu. C'est juste mort. C'est pourquoi je suis passé à l'alimentation USB. Selon mon avis, l'unité devrait contenir une batterie rechargeable pour agir comme back-up en cas de panne de l'USB.
But I am going to make an exception for this piece of under-developed trash due to the amount of time I have wasted trying just to make it work.
Bear in mind that installing this involves being on your hands and knees in a cold wet garden.
Ordered based on some of the more positive reviews (are they even genuine?) and fitted to the outside of my chicken house having made it ready, fitted the seal, and set the clock.
Next step - calibrate the door - set the "open" position - then I try to move to set the closed position and it just won't move the door. Much re-trying, re-reading the instructions, looking at the videos. Nothing.
To Customer Services - they admit there is a firmware error effecting all the Amazon stock. Why didn't they recall it ? Apparently they expect customers to enter the "hidden" menu and re-calibrate the firmware.
So - deep breath, remove the unit, follow the detailed instructions, refit the unit, and - nothing - just the same as before - still doesn't work.
Back to Customer Services - they ask me to return the item and order direct from them. More profitable too isn't it ?!
I told them that after this issue I expected a significant discount.
At this point Martin H from their sales department calls me and after a chat offers me a unit FoC. I ask him to make sure that the unit is properly tested before dispatch. He assures me it will be.
When this doesn't arrive I call up to discover that he's forgotten! No, really - and it gets better !
So another unit is dispatched which arrives while I'm away travelling and which I have just tried to fit today.
Same deal - ready the unit - fit the seal and set the clock. Outside to fix the unit. Door calibration. Door open position, sets the calibration. Door closed position - this time it appears to work.
Message from the unit "door will now fully open" - door opens then unit shows "door calibration error".
There is no strain here - the door is free to move - it has opened and then failed.
Back to the calibration wizard to try again and the unit is completely unresponsive.
They sent me this unit FoC and I wish they hadn't bothered.
Supposedly tested before it left the factory and it fails even to set up properly.
I don't know if this product will ever be fit for purpose but it certainly isn't now. Avoid, avoid, avoid.
I think most users would (certainly to begin with) simply want the door to open at dawn and close at dusk, which means you have to buy the Premium or Extreme model. There are a number of advanced modes. Options like 'if not shut via light sensor by a certain time then shut anyway' may not be of much use as you could easily lock out your stock. I do like the fact you have the option to read the current lux value and set the door to operate exactly at that light level.
Unless you need heavy door lifting feature of this version, the Premium model is enough. Also, the VSB range (which I also have used effectively) simply do the job at 2/3rds this price and the basic model has the light sensor.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said or thought ‘thank god for the chicken guard’ I have mine set to ‘sensor’ so as the times change (sunset/sunrise increase or decrease) it opens & closes according
Works as expected, and really easy to set up and install.
Made my life so much easier.