What battery does the Daytime Deadfall Feeder use?

12-volt 7.5 AMP (6in x 2.5in x 3.75in) battery will fit and power the feeder

Where can I find the battery?

You can find any 12-volt battery at any local hardware or automotive store (Walmart, Home Depot, etc...)

How long does the battery last?

Battery life for temperatures above 30 degrees, with the feeder opening and closing twice per day, on a constant run time is estimated at 3 months or longer. For consistent use in temperatures below 30 degrees, battery life will be estimated closer to 2-2.5 months.

How do I use the timer?

With every tectonic feeder product, we include assembly instructions and timer instructions. Once you receive the product you will receive a set of instructions on how to properly operate the product. All of our products are very user friendly. You can automate the timer to open/close once or twice per day, as needed. You may also adjust the open/close times throughout the year as sunrise/sunset times vary throughout the year.

Is the product bear proof?

There are very few products especially deer feeder products that are available are designed to prevent a bear inside it, fortunately bears tend to feed at night, whereas our Daytime Deadfall Feeder closes at night and can prevent bears from getting inside of it. With that being said, The Daytime Deadfall Feeder is not absolutely bear proof. If you have a heavy bear population in your area there is a chance that bears can tamper with feeder.

Will squirrels eat through the feeder?

The Tectonic Daytime Deadfall Feeder is molded here in the USA at the highest quality possible with high density polypropylene. Through significant product testing over the last 5 years there have been no issues with rodents or squirrels chewing through the feeder. It is not to say that a rodent or squirrel wont chew on the feeder, but highly improbable and unlikely that they could cause damage to feeder. If rodents are of concern in your area, please look out for our Tectonic Defender strip accessories that can be added to prevent rodents and varmints from climbing on the feeder.

What protects the feed during the rain?

When the doors are closed the rubber flashing on top of the feeder prevents rain from entering the feeder. When feeder doors are open The Gull Wing Door design minimizes rain from entering the feeding area when the doors are open. In an event that you experience a sideways rain storm our feeder is designed to allow any water that may enter through the side of the product to escape through the bottom of the feeder. We are also developing a rain sensor that will be offered as an accessory at a later date.

I’m not finding my issues listed on the FAQ

If you’re having trouble and can’t find what you’re looking for on this page, please feel free to contact us at support@tectonic-usa.com. Our Customer Support Team will be able to assist you with any questions!