Automatic Turkey Large Chicken Door + Solar Module Bundle

Coop Tender® Internet WiFi Enabled Automatic Turkey Large Chicken Door is a fusion of advanced micro-controller electronics, solid steel drive and time-honored wood craftsmanship. 

Operates using solar energy from the sun.

Automatically opens your coop door at dawn and securely closes it at dusk, or schedule door open and close times!

Programmable door controller: Program custom options, adjust settings and manually override your door.

Automatic Coop Door is constructed with solid 1 inch dimensional lumber. Indoor / Outdoor rated select grade pine lumber is treated with an environmentally safe, non-toxic treatment which lasts a lifetime and never needs to be re-applied!

At-A-Glance Status LED Lights make it easy to check the status of your coop door from a distance in the dark. ;

Key Automatic Turkey Large Chicken Door Features:

  • Automatically Opens and Closes your Coop Door
  • Three modes of operation: Dawn-to-Dusk (A.K.A. Dusk-to-Dawn), Schedule, or Manual
  • Internet Enabled - Internet Wi-Fi module sold separately. 
  • Programmable Freeze Protect - door stays closed when it's too cold outside
  • Programmable dawn and dusk delays - delay opening and closing for any amount of time (1 minute to 10 hours).
  • Computer driven digital control eliminates frozen mechanical components in winter
  • Solid Steel Acme threaded screw drive: True door lockdown. Predators are not able to open it when it is closed.
  • Simple installation.  Slide door into cutout in coop, secure with 4 mounting screws (included).
  • Manual Control:  Open and close the door manually using the keypad menu. With the optional Wi-Fi module, use the Universal Web App remote control.
  • 1 inch dimensional lumber construction - Outdoor rated select grade pine 
  • 100% predator proof!  Have peace of mind knowing that your hens are safe at night. Door cannot be opened by raccoons, cougars, bobcats, mink, coyotes, opossums, skunks or any other nighttime predator
  • Fully assembled

Energy Efficient - Solar Chicken Door Operation:

Our coop door controller is designed to be highly energy efficient, permitting operation by using solar power from the sun.

At its core, Coop Tender Auto Coop Door runs on 12 Volts DC.  Our door controllers come standard capable of running from standard household AC electricity, or from a 12 Volt DC power source.

An AC to DC power converter is built into our coop door controllers which converts your AC electricity to DC voltage.  The AC power consumption is highly efficient at 1 Watt. DC power consumption is less than 50 milliAmps at 12 volts DC.

Battery Backup: Install a 12 Volt 5 Amp-hour SLA DC Battery in the door controller - should electric power fail, the battery will run your door for about 5 days, until your electricity is restored.

A battery charger / maintainer is built into our coop door controllers. When AC power is restored, the backup battery is recharged. 

Solar Operation: Connecting a solar panel allows for Coop Door operation without AC electricity. A 20 Watt solar panel combined with the backup battery above will run your door without AC electricity.  The solar panel will provide power even in low-light situations until full sunlight is available.  Three to four hours of sunlight per day is sufficient to charge and maintain the battery during solar door operation.

[semi-technical] DC power consumption is highly efficient at less than 50 milliamps.  If system voltage gets low, the door controller will go into power save mode which utilizes about 20 milliamps, preserving power until enough sunlight is available to recharge.

Automatic Turkey Large Chicken Door Specifications:

Input Voltage

85 - 264 Volts AC (Electric Operation)

12 - 19 Volts DC (Solar Operation)

AC Power consumption

1 Watt

DC Power consumption (idle)

40mA @ 12VDC

DC Power consumption (power save mode)

20mA @ 12VDC

DC Power consumption (chicken door opening or closing)

150mA-300mA @ 12VDC

Max Charging Power

600mA

Automatic Turkey Large Chicken Door cutout dimensions

30 1/2 inches high x 15 inches wide

Automatic Turkey Large Chicken Door overall dimensions

30 1/2 inches high x 19 inches wide x 5 5/16 inches deep

Coop door opening dimensions

12 inches high x 12 inches wide

Material

  • Select grade pine rated indoor/outdoor treated with non-toxic lifetime treatment
  • Brushed aluminum metal faceplate
  • 5/8 inch Solid steel Acme threaded screw drive

Drive mechanism

solid steel worm / screw drive

DC motor

12 Volts

Door opening time

~1 minute

Door closing time

~1 minute

Operating temperature

-20 to +185 ℉

Solar Operation Notes:
20 Watt solar panel + 12 Volt 5Ah SLA battery sufficient to operate the system in most parts of the U.S. See the Direct Normal Solar Irradiance map below to check average Irradiance (solar energy) available in your location. The map shows a gradient color coded chart with 9 levels of Irrandiance measured in kWh/M2/Day. If you are located in an area which receives 4.4 kWh/m2/Day or less, you may need to add a second solar panel to increase surface area of energy collection.

NREL Direct Normal Solar Irradiance map

In the map above, the light yellow color gradient represents an area with low solar energy. The following link will take you to a PDF version of the map directly from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) website: https://www.nrel.gov/gis/assets/pdfs/solar_dni_2018_01.pdf

Included in your Automatic Turkey Large Chicken Door Solar Bundle:

469.98 535.00