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Wildgdame digital feeder timer #7314277 10/14/18 08:59 PM
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Is it possible the low rpm setting wont provide enough juice to spool up the motor on a 12v feeder.

Mine works fine on the test mode but wont throw on the regular feed times.

Or does the test work off the AA batteries and the big 12v battery is dead?

Re: Wildgdame digital feeder timer [Re: ELKMTB] #7314287 10/14/18 09:16 PM
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I am not giving a smart a. answer, but my experience with Wildgame products is when anything does not work right, replace it and never buy anything with that name on it.

Re: Wildgdame digital feeder timer [Re: ELKMTB] #7314296 10/14/18 09:28 PM
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yea, their game camera was junk too, buy That was the only thing I could find in a podunk store on a sunday.

Re: Wildgdame digital feeder timer [Re: jakebunch] #7314299 10/14/18 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted By: jakebunch
I am not giving a smart a. answer, but my experience with Wildgame products is when anything does not work right, replace it and never buy anything with that name on it.


^^^^^THIS!

BUT...Ö.I do have a WGI feeder unit and the timer does not have AA batteries. It runs off the 12volt. If you have one that takes AA batteries in the timer than we have different units. I never liked the low RPM setting on the WGI anyway. It doesn't spread the corn well. Just dumps it under the feeder. Even with a solar panel I have to replace the 12volt battery every 4-5 weeks. Something about that unit just drains a battery too damn fast. I have HCR and West Texas Feeder Supply units on my other feeders and those batteries last 4 months WITHOUT a solar panel.

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I would say itís a different issue, in my experience it throws at full speed the first 2 seconds and then slows down and only throws about 3í outside the feeder legs.


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Re: Wildgdame digital feeder timer [Re: ELKMTB] #7314394 10/14/18 11:16 PM
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Trash it! If it's WGI it will fail!


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Re: Wildgdame digital feeder timer [Re: ELKMTB] #7314480 10/15/18 01:07 AM
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How many volts are you reading on your voltage meter?

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You need to buy "The Timer" and be done with it. They're the best timers I've ever used.


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Re: Wildgdame digital feeder timer [Re: Stompy] #7314976 10/15/18 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted By: Stompy
You need to buy "The Timer" and be done with it. They're the best timers I've ever used.


This and that wild game stuff doesn't even make a good head rock for a trotline.

Re: Wildgdame digital feeder timer [Re: ELKMTB] #7315152 10/15/18 06:03 PM
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Have you put your battery on a charger to make sure it's fully charged. Could be the solar panel isn't charging good enough or there is a bad connection.

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Originally Posted By: ddmm
Have you put your battery on a charger to make sure it's fully charged. Could be the solar panel isn't charging good enough or there is a bad connection.


For what itís worth, I have found the amount of full sunlight that hits a solar charger makes a tremendous difference in itís current output. Unless the panel will get plenty of direct sunlight during the day, Iím not sure I would even use one.


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