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The Timer - working great #5598287 02/13/15 11:32 PM
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since I bought The Timer and a good new battery for the wife's yard feeder, all is well. That thing pays off with energy at precisely the right times. How nice. The morning feed is set for 7 am, and at 6:52 I looked out the window to see two does looking up at the feeder. They got bored and wandered over to a larger group about 75 yards away. Total of about 10 does. At 7, the feeder payed off loudly and a group of the younger does took off at a dead run for the corn. The older does just trotted. Momma is happy, I'm happy, and the deer are happy.

Thanks for the advice on The Timer.


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Re: The Timer - working great [Re: 603Country] #5598360 02/14/15 12:30 AM
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Most reliable I've ever owned. Use a solar panel with them and you never have to do anything but reset the clock.

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I am going to get a solar panel for it.


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IT is the best out there and by far the most user friendly


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Re: The Timer - working great [Re: Pitchfork Predator] #5600458 02/15/15 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
Most reliable I've ever owned. Use a solar panel with them and you never have to do anything but reset the clock.

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Actually, if you keep them long enough youll have to change the AA batts.


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No double AA batteries required. Have my oldest one 8 years now, never changed out the battery yet with the solar panel. AA batteries don't last that long.


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Originally Posted By: Pitchfork Predator
No double AA batteries required. Have my oldest one 8 years now, never changed out the battery yet with the solar panel. AA batteries don't last that long.

Every one I owned or used on ranches has had "AA" batteries in them. confused2
http://www.the-timer.com/the-timer_manual.pdf



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I see from the link that it will run on those for a year. It also says when hooked up to 12 or 6v it runs off those instead. I guess that's why mine is still running. I'm sure those AA have to be toast by now.


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The AA batteries are only there for keeping the settings if the main battery is disconnected. I've had several for years and never replaced the AA batteries.

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I would replace them periodically so I don't have to worry about them leaking and ruining my timer.

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Yep, I have converted about 7 of my feeders over to The Timer from the HCRs that I have run for ~15+ years. My HCRs have given me fits the past 3 years with the connector becoming unstable/broken, rotary switch defective or just not working. I have been told if I send them back in they will repair them??? Just simpler to spend $65-70 on The Timer and get all push button with 2 additional feeding time options. My oldest The Timer is 4 years old and I think I have replaced the AA batteries once (not running solar panel on that feeder).


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