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The ChickenGuard© is easy to set up and maintain.

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INSTALLATION

Attach the Control Box to your Coop

  • Attach the ChickenGuard control box to the outside of your coop.
  • Position the cord centrally to the coop door.
  • Once complete, attach the cord to the top of coop door, making sure you maintain tension to prevent it from unraveling on the spindle.

Note: Allow 3 to 4 inch gap between the control box, and the top of the coop door (when the coop door is in the fully open position).

Note: If your cord unravels on the spindle, follow this guide: www.chickenguardusa.com/rewind-spindle

Place the Silicone Seal into the Recess of the Front Panel

  • Remove the silicone seal found in the ziplock bag.
  • Put the silicon seal into the recess of outside edge of the front panel.
  • Starting from the bottom left hand corner recess of the front panel, work your way round, cutting any excess off.


Note: The silicon seal helps ensure moisture is kept out.

Install the 4 x AA Batteries

  • Install the 4 x AA batteries into the battery holder.
  • Attach the battery connector to the battery holder.

Notes:
Always use 4 x AA batteries (alkaline only) for replacements (we highly recommend the Energizer Max).
Do not use lithium AA batteries (alkaline only).
Do not use 9V batteries.
Do not use rechargeable batteries (as their voltage can drop in hot/cold weather conditions).
When the batteries need changing, the red LED will be permanently lit (the red LED always flashes every 30 seconds when the door is CLOSED).

Connect the Front Panel

  • Connect the Red/Black lead to the prongs on the front panel (with the black wire on top).
  • Place the battery holder into the cut out recess inside the control box.
    Screw the front panel to the control box.

Note: If the Red/Black lead is connected to the prongs the wrong way up, the UP and DOWN arrows will react opposite of command.

SET UP

Calibrate the Door

  • Press MENU to enter the programming mode.
  • Press UP or DOWN to scroll through the menu until you find: CALIBRATE DOOR.
  • Press MENU to enter the calibration mode.
  • Press and hold the UP button until the door is fully open.
  • Press and hold the DOWN button until the door is fully closed.
  • Release the button and the door will automatically open.
  • The display will now read: CALIBRATION COMPLETE.

Note: Allow 3 to 4 inch gap between the control box, and the top of the coop door (when the coop door is in the fully open position).

Note: If you need to adjust the position, you may repeat the process above as many times as necessary.

Note: To check the door is opening and closing to the correct position, simply press the relevant button.

Note: After you press MENU for the final time, you will automatically be taken back to the main display message.

Set the Time

  • Press MENU to enter the programming mode.
  • Press UP or DOWN to scroll through the menu until you find: SET TIME.
  • Press MENU to enter the set time mode.
  • Press UP and DOWN to set the hour.
  • Press MENU to save the hour.
  • Press UP and DOWN to set the minutes.
  • Press MENU to save the minutes.

Note: After you press MENU for the final time, you will automatically be taken back to the main display message.

Setting the Timer

Note: You may set the opening and closing for specific times, e.g. open at 6:30am and close at 17:30pm.

  • Press MENU to enter the programming mode.
  • Press UP or DOWN to scroll through the menu until you find: TIMER.
  • Press MENU to enter the timer mode.
  • Press UP and DOWN to set the hour.
  • Press MENU to save the hour.
  • Press UP and DOWN to set the minutes.
  • Press MENU to save the minutes.

Note: After you press MENU for the final time, you will automatically be taken back to the main display message.

Using Manual Mode

Note: You may open and close by pressing the relevant button at any time without having to enable this setting.

Note: By setting this manual mode you may, for example, set the door to open at a set time in the morning, and have a manual close setting in the evening.

  • Press MENU to enter the programming mode.
  • Press UP or DOWN to scroll through the menu until you find: MANUAL.
  • Press MENU to enter the manual setup mode.
  • Press MENU to save the minutes.

Note: After you press MENU for the final time, you will automatically be taken back to the main display message.

Change the Language

  • Press MENU to enter the programming mode.
  • Press UP or DOWN to scroll through the menu until you find: LANGUAGE.
  • Press MENU to enter the language mode.
  • Press UP and DOWN to find your language.
  • Press MENU to save your language.

Note: After you press MENU for the final time, you will automatically be taken back to the main display message.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES ON THE PREMIUM & EXTREME MODELS ONLY

Set the Light Sensor

Note: The Premium and Extreme models have a small light sensor enabled on the front panel which measures the amount of light so you can set the door to close when it gets dark in the evenings, and open in the mornings.

Note: Daylight is around 250, darkness is 0, dusk is 80-90, to close when darker, the number should be lower.

  • Press MENU to enter the programming mode.
  • Pres UP or DOWN to scroll through the menu until you find: SENSOR.
  • Press MENU to enter the light sensor mode.
  • Press UP or DOWN to select either the OPEN or CLOSE light sensor setting.
  • Press MENU to enter the relevant light sensor setting.
  • Press UP or DOWN to adjust the light (LUX) sensor setting.
  • Press MENU to save your setting.

Note: After you press MENU for the final time, you will automatically be taken back to the main display message.

Reading the Light (LUX) Level at Particular Time of Day

  • Press MENU to enter the programming mode.
  • Press UP or DOWN to scroll through the menu until you find: LUX ADJUSTMENT.
  • Press MENU to enter the lux adjustment mode.
  • Press UP or DOWN to scroll until you find: READ.
  • Press MENU to get the current LUX value.
  • Make a note of this number and use it for your the relevant open and close settings for the SENSOR (above).

Note: After you press MENU for the final time, you will automatically be taken back to the main display message.

Set the Closing Time to Override of the Light Sensor

Note: If the light sensor has difficulty picking up the light level, for example, if it is pointing due West at the setting sun, you may also set a time at which (should the door not close by the light sensor) it will override and close at your specific set time.

  • Press MENU to enter the programming mode.
  • Press UP or DOWN to scroll through the menu until you find: LUX.
  • Press MENU to enter the lux time override mode.
  • Press UP or DOWN to adjust the closing time hour.
  • Press MENU to save the closing hour.
  • Press UP or DOWN to adjust the closing minutes.
  • Press MENU to save the closing time.

Note: This override of the light sensor feature is only available for the closing settings.

Note: After you press MENU for the final time, you will automatically be taken back to the main display message.

**NEW** ChickenGuard© ELECTRIC MAINS POWER ENABLED ON 2017 MODELS

All models shipped after 1st July 2017 are mains electric power enabled, here are the instructions:

REQUIREMENTS (NOT INCLUDED)
USB to USB Cable

Separately purchase a USB to USB (A to A) cable (not included).
USB Mains Charger

Separately purchase a USB charger, like many mobile phone chargers (not included).

INSTRUCTIONS

  • STEP 1 Remove the front panel of the ChickenGuard.
  • STEP 2 Remove the battery holder, and attach the battery connector like so:
  • STEP 3 Re-attach the front panel of the ChickenGuard.
  • STEP 4 There is a USB port on the under-side of all mains power enabled ChickenGuard door openers.

Simply plug in the USB to USB (A to A) cable from the ChickenGuard to the USB mains charger.

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