Transcat Electronic Unit (for Small Cat Transcat Door only)
Want to make your Transcat Cat Door more Secure? Simply add an Electromagnetic unit and allow only the pets YOU CHOOSE to come and go.
How does it work?
Your Dog or Cat wears a small magnet cushioned in a soft, light weight holder attached to any type of collar. The Electronic unit is positioned behind the flap which remains locked until unlocked by the special collar attachment coming within range. A sensor inside the electronic unit will release the Transcat door latch when your pet approaches, allowing your pet to enter. The latch will remain open for approximately five seconds to give them plenty of time to enter.
What is included?
1 x electronic unit
1 x Magnet & Holder in either black or white (additional collar adapters are available)
The Transcat Electronic Upgrade is designed to deter nuisance Cats from entering your home. A latch is positioned behind the flap which remains locked until unlocked by the electronic unit.
This Transcat Electronic Unit is ONLY for use with the Small Transcat Cat Door, not the Pet Door.
The digital electronic unit consists of a black box that sits just below the flap on the Transcat Clear Cat Door with the bulk of the box on the outside. The cat wears a small magnet in a soft light holder that fits on a collar. A sensor in the electronic unit will release the cat door latch when your cat approaches, allowing your cat to enter. The latch will remain open for approximately 5 seconds to give your Cat time to enter.
The Electronic upgrade comes with an included magnet so either black or natural.
If your cat procrastinates and does not push the flap within 5 seconds the unit resets itself and becomes available to another changing magnetic field. In practice cats soon become accustomed to how the unit works.
There is no restriction on exiting the cat door (unless locked manually). The electronic unit only restricts access, so you can rest easy knowing only the pets you have allowed access, get access!
Can the Transcat Electromagnetic Adapter unit be used with both the cat and dog door?
No, sorry. The Transcat Electronic Adapter Unit can only be used on the Smaller Cat door.
Which batteries do I need for the Adapter?
AA batteries are required for use. Four new alkaline batteries will last for approximately 12 months with one pet.
Are batteries included with the Adapter unit?
As people have preferences about the batteries they use, they are not included.
How will I know when the batteries are starting ot lose power?
When the batteries start to lose power the unit will emit a beeping sound when the door is operated. If the batteries are not changed the unit will begin to beep continuously until the batteries run flat.
How is the unit installed?
Instructions are included with the kit, and do involve a little alteration to the door.
Can I choose the magnet colour?
If you prefer black or white, please let us know and we will do our best, as the magnets are provided with the units without colour informationand colours are provided randomly.
FITTING YOUR ELECTRONIC UNIT
The electronic unit (black box) fits onto both the Cat Door & the supporting ring. If you purchased both the Cat Door and the electronic unit together the place where the electronic unit fits may have already been prepared. If not, you will need to note the following instructions.
If you have an existing Transcat Cat Door unscrew the four nuts that hold your Cat Door in place. (They should be only finger tight but you may need a spanner or pair of pliers). The bolts will then fall loose and your Cat Door can be taken from where it was fitted.
A section of plastic has to be broken out from both the Cat Door and the ring that holds it against the glass. (This is where the electronic unit will go.) This section of plastic is next to the magnet on the frame of the Door and in a corresponding position on the ring.
To remove these two pieces of plastic use a pair of pliers to grab hold of the pieces that have to be broken out. (You will not need them again so do not worry about marking them). Alternatively a hacksaw could be used to cut down each side and then apply pressure to twist the piece of plastic out.
Once these two pieces have been broken out you will need to scrape off any loose material with a sharp knife.
Before re-assembling the Cat Door try fitting the electronic unit onto the Cat Door frame. The larger rectangular part goes on the outside, ie. the side that has the writing on the flap. The unit should fit snugly into the space provided. If it does not fit it may be necessary to scrape a little more with the sharp knife.
To install the batteries remove the battery cover, using a coin if necessary in the slot underneath the unit. Gently slide the battery cartridge out and fill it with four AA size alkaline batteries. Replace the cover firmly.
The sensor in the unit responds to a changing magnetic field and so moving the unit will often activate the sensor because the magnetic field around the unit will have moved. It is therefore important to put the unit down on a table or bench or in the Cat Door once the batteries have been connected.
The unit may now be fitted to the Cat Door (when installed) by sliding it onto the Cat Door frame while holding the flap open. (The part of the unit that holds the batteries must be on the outside).
Thread the collar magnet, supplied, onto your Cats collar. The magnet should be positioned under your Cats chin but do not be concerned if the magnet moves from that position. If you have more than one Cat additional magnet and holders are available from your retailer.
The unit does not need testing. Provided the batteries have been fitted correctly your unit will be ready to respond to the magnet on your Cats collar.
If your Transcat Cat Door is fitted into a material which is more than 6mm thick (such as a wooden panel or door) it will be necessary to use a 3-6mm thick supporting material such as plywood to place the Cat Door into before re-fitting it back into your panel door. This is because the unit requires no more than 6mm thickness to slot into.
It is not possible to fit the electronic unit into double glazing if the hole in the glass is the standard 267mm. However, for new double glazing installations the hole size should be 275mm. This will allow the electronic unit to be fitted.
Any retailer that sells Transcat products is able to obtain spare parts. The Transcat electronic unit is the only product that has a specific warranty, because of the complexity of the product.
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