The Pet Porte Smart Flap has a hybrid power system enabling you to run it on batteries, AC adaptor (supplied) or both AC adaptor with battery backup.
Running the cat flap on battery
It will run on a heavy duty 9 volt battery (the same size you might use in something like a smoke detector) for at least six months. There is a choice of either having the cat flap open or lock if the batteries run out and there is also a low-battery warning indicator.
Using the supplied AC adaptor
You can also use the supplied 12 volt adapter that simply plugs in a nearby socket to power the cat flap continuously. When you have the AC adaptor plugged in the Pet Porte goes into the Optimised mode and scans continuously so that your cat could run inside quickly if he or she needs to.
Special note about the wiring
We recommend using the supplied AC adaptor that comes with a 2.25m cable together with a 9-volt battery as battery backup if possible. We do stock a special 5-meter low voltage extension cable if you require extra cable. This simply plugs in to the end of the AC adaptor cable so you can neatly tack it around skirting boards etc.