The new VSD Auto Pop-hole Door Opener is a re-imagined, upgraded version of the classic VSB door opener from AXT Electronic of Germany.
This Vertical Sliding Door Opener is perfect for Chicken Coop Pop-hole Doors and has been brought bang up to date for 2019 with new features and an improved slimline layout inside.
Can be mounted outside or inside the henhouse. For internal use an external light sensor needs to be added, see link below.
The VSD, like the VSB, is a battery powered Electronic Chicken Coop Door Opener and the redesign now includes more options e.g. replaceable on-board light sensor; the manual override function; slimline casing; additional pins to add mains power, timers and external sensors/indicators. Batteries are included.
The VSD can be mounted on the outside of your chicken house above the sliding pop-hole door (or can be offset with pulleys where space is an issue). We suggest the sliding door is the aluminium option (below) to ensure it remains free-moving throughout the year but, you can add the VSD to a wooden vertical door as long as it moves up and down freely. The maximum weight of the door must not exceed 3kg. The cord is very strong with a 40lb breaking strain.
Once set and batteries inserted the VSD will open the door at dawn and close it at dusk by means of a strong cord attached to the pop-hole door. An LED indicator in the lower right will show green for closed and OK, and it will show red if there is an error or battery change needed. A Battery Powered Timer can also be added to give control of opening and/or closing using timed settings.
To manually override the door closing/opening, a red magnet is supplied to touch at the base of the VSD casing and activate the motor to raise or lower the door. This manual override can still be used if mounting the unit internally, by adding an external override cable
125mm x 125mm x 50mm. Batteries are included with the VSD as well as comprehensive instructions for installation making this a very simple to do. No electronic or specialist knowledge needed at all. We offer telephone back up for trouble shooting if required though.Note: the red magnet is quite small so we advise tying a coloured cord/ribbon to it in case you drop it on the ground (makes it easier to find and can also be hung near the VSD perhaps), otherwise it may get lost.