chicken coop motor
“I can leave my chickens for the weekend and not worry.” Steve, Vermont
“My chickens make a ruckus if I don't open the door on time, and then my neighbors complain.
My problem is that I can't get up at that hour because of my work schedule. I really appreciate the
good sleep that I now get because of my new motor.” Cindy, California
“My husband gave it to me as a gift. I thought it was silly but now I’d never give it up.” Robin, Texas
“Nice product … saves me time … and I don’t lose sleep wondering if I closed the door.” Jack, Missouri
“I don’t lose chickens and eggs to varmints like I used to. Motor paid for itself in a few months.” Meg, Oregon
“The battery feature is quite satisfactory given no electric power near our chicken house.” Edward, England
12 volt Battery with AC-DC charger Supplier: www.cabelas.com In Search Window enter “IK-018049”
12-volt Timers: Check price and availability of following
Model TM619-12 Supplier: www.dofflorida.com Tel: 1-877-367-8679
Model BRX1224PTS1 Supplier: www.brazix.com Tel: 1-305-433-4434
Model The Timer Supplier: www.foreverlastonline.com Tel: 1-361-798-1530
Model Redneck Digital Supplier: www.foreverlastonline.com Tel: 1-361-798-1530
12 volt Solar Charger Supplier: www.basspro.com In Search Window enter “38-830-842-00”
Note: Many of the above components were successfully used to operate D20 motors in remote areas. We added a 12 volt solar charger and our battery remained fully charged. Without solar charger, battery needed monthly charging; more often in winter and northern geographic locations.
Correct Timer: Never use a timer that has "Adjustable (low, med, hi) motor speed control".
Correct Battery: 12-volt, 8Ah or greater.
Correct Solar Charger: 12-volt to 18-volt, 1 Watt to 2 Watts.
door materials ... control switches ... automatic night light and security system
Doors We recommend that you make your coop door from plexiglas, aluminum, marine plywood, or 2-side tempered masonite. These materials offer trouble free operation. Maximum: 5 pounds.
Controllers We recommend AC lamp timer switches, X-10 control, or battery with 12-volt timer.
We do NOT recommend dusk-to-dawn controllers because on overcast or stormy days, especially in winter, they can prematurely close the door leaving your hens locked-out overnight and at risk of predation.
Automatic night light FREE PLANS ... Build automatic night light and security system for your coop.
Here is how it works, and how it can help you:
IF YOU HAVE FREQUENT ELECTRIC POWER OUTAGES IN YOUR AREA
A Universal Power Supply (UPS) can give you peace of mind. Sometimes called a computer backup power supply,
these devices are inexpensive (as low a $50.00) and can keep your chicken coop door opening and closing on your
time schedule, even during a power interruption. Here is how it works ...
First, plug the UPS into the AC electric outlet in your coop. Next, plug your lamp timer switch into the UPS outlet, and
then plug the D20 motor into your timer. Set the timer to operate the motor so it opens and closes your coop door at
the times you desire.
The UPS passes AC power through to your timer and keeps it running as normal. But most importantly, it has an
internal battery, plus a DC to AC electric converter and a sensor to detect whenever the AC electric power in your
coop goes OFF. If AC power goes off, the sensor connects the battery through the converter and supplies AC power
to keep your timer running for 30 minutes or up to several hours. So, if AC power goes off when your coop door is
supposed to open or close, everything will still work as you scheduled.
UPS devices are readily available at Target, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Staples and on-line. Wal-Mart offers a 450VA UPS
Model BE450G for $52.99. The higher the VA or Watt rating (600VA is more power than 450VA), the longer period of
time the UPS will keep things running. Staples offer CyberPower Model CP625HG which has 625VA for $59.99. Shop
around for best deal ... but do not buy used. If the power in your area goes off for short periods of time, you
probably don't need a UPS. However, if power goes off frequently for an hour or more, and is unpredictable, a UPS
can keep you and your chickens happy.
SHIPPING AND available models
We ship throughout the world. Our motors can be used in any country regardless of AC electric power supply or socket. The following examples are what we supply, price, and what you may need depending on your location.
How to Order ... For desired Model, press "Add To Cart" once. Wait until secure link is established.
Model D20 for use in USA ... Canada ... Mexico
Model D20 with AC-DC Adapter: $99.95.
Included Adapter requires 120 volts AC, 60Hz input. D20 motor can also be operated by 12-volt battery (not supplied).
USA insured ground shipping = $9.90 (temporarily $11.95 due to UPS and FedEx fuel surcharge).
Canada and Mexico shipping options:
Uninsured First Class Mail = $14.50 (10 to 12 days delivery).
Insured First Class Mail = $29.50 (6 to 10 days delivery).
When ordering for delivery to Canada or Mexico, please copy one of the following statements and then paste it in the Comments section on the order page when you Check Out.
1. "Total price of motor and uninsured mail not to exceed $114.45".
2. "Total price of motor and insured mail not to exceed $129.45".
Canada deliveries - select your Province by scrolling down in the "State" field.
Mexico deliveries - include your State on any address line, but in the "State" field enter Arizona.
Model D20-X for use in Australia/new Zealand ... Europe ... South America
Model D20-X: $92.50. Customer supplies AC-DC Adapter or 12-volt battery and timer.
User supplies required AC-DC Adapter with 12-volts DC, 1 Amp, unregulated output. Requires round plug that fits motor jack; plug dimensions 5.5-mm OD x 2.5-mm ID, center-positive (a common Adapter and plug worldwide). D20-X motor can also be operated by 12-volt battery (not supplied).
Uninsured First Class Mail = $16.50 (10 to 14 days delivery).
Insured First Class Mail = $49.80 (6 to 10 days delivery).
When ordering, please copy one of the following statements and paste it in Comments section of the order page.
1. "Total price of motor and uninsured mail not to exceed $109.00".
2. "Total price of motor and insured mail not to exceed $142.30".
NOTE: Include your Province, State or Territory on any address line, but in the "State" field enter Arizona.
You can also order by fax to 1-480-836-4208, or calling toll-free 1-888-233-6686, 8:30 am to 4 pm, M-F, Arizona time.
We accept AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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