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EZ Set Universal Digital Timer Question & Answers


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Q: Gary, is the Texas Hunter EZ Set Timer easy to use?

A: One of the main objectives for the design of the Texas Hunter Timer was simplicity. The Texas Hunter Timer is so easy to use that most users don’t need an instruction sheet.

Q: Why are there only 3 buttons on the Texas Hunter Timer?

A: With the simplistic design, the EZ Set Timer only needs 3 buttons. Simply scroll with the Menu button, Select the feature and then Set the time or event. With such a user-friendly design, there is no need for any more buttons.

Q: How many times will the EZ Set Timer feed per day and how long does it run?

A: The Texas Hunter Timer can be set to feed from 1 to 9 times per day, day or night. The run time options are 1 to 60 seconds per feed time and the feed times can be set individually. Individual settings allow you to dispense more or less feed at various times during the day.

Q: Why does the solar charger connect to the EZ Set Timer instead of the battery?

A: The EZ Set Timer was designed to sense output from the Solar and indicate Charging on the display. This feature is available when the Solar Charger is plugged into the EZ Set Timer.

Q: What happens if the wires from the Texas Hunter Timer to the battery are hooked up backwards?

A: This is referred to as reverse polarity. Texas Hunter designed the EZ Set Timer to use reverse polarity as a motor test feature. If you have a situation where your feeder is not running at all, simply reverse the wires to the positive and negative battery terminals. If the motor runs then you know that your battery and motor are operating properly.

Q: Does the Texas Hunter EZ Set Timer have a built-in battery tester?

A: Yes. The Texas Hunter Timer measures the battery voltage and displays a reading of Good, Fair, or Poor.

Q: What is the purpose of the receptacle on the bottom of the Texas Hunter Timer?

A: This receptacle is used by Texas Hunter on the EZ Set Timers to run diagnostics and is also used to install any programming updates.

Q: What is the importance of the test feature?

A: The test feature has two primary functions. First, it helps confirm proper operation of the feeder. Second, it allows you to see how much feed is distributed in a given amount of time. By being able to set the EZ Set Timer in test mode with any run duration between 1 to 60 seconds, you can accurately determine the feed output for any given run time.

Q: Does the Texas Hunter Timer have a built-in fuse?

A: The Texas Hunter Timer has a built-in thermal fuse that protects the system and then resets. With this design there is never a need to replace a fuse.

Q: Why is there not a battery in the Texas Hunter Timer?

A: The Texas Hunter Timer runs off the battery used to run the feeder motor. This design simplifies the system operation and eliminates the need to maintain a second battery.

Q: Will the Texas Hunter Timer operate in extreme temperature conditions?

A: Absolutely. The operating range for the Texas Hunter Timer is from -30 to 158 degrees F. You can rest assured your Texas Hunter EZ Set Timer will weather the elements.

Q: If I disconnect my battery do I lose my feed time programming?

A: No. The Texas Hunter Timer was engineered with a memory chip which stores all feed settings indefinitely.

Q: Will the Texas Hunter Timer work on other feeders?

A: Yes, as long as the other feeders are either 6 or 12 volt systems. The EZ Set Game Feeder Timers include wiring pigtails for adapting this Texas Hunter Timer to any feeder.
The EZ Set Digital Timer is featured in all Texas Hunter Single Motor Wildlife Feeders.