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VSB Automatic Chicken House Door Opener

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VSB Automatic Pop-hole Door Opener - external

Ref: VSBb


Price: 89.50 (Including VAT at 20%)


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VSB Automatic Chicken House Door Opener. Light sensitive, battery operated pop-hole door opener for vertical sliding doors. This version is for mounting on the outside of your hen house (for internal version see link below)

This is a super little battery operated unit that will open and close your henhouse pop-hole door according to light levels. The VSB is only for opening and closing vertical sliding doors - it will not work for ramps. It fits on the outside of the house and with a draw string will raise and lower the pop-hole door. No more getting up at 5am to let the hens out, or rushing home to close them in.

To give more control to the VSB unit e.g. if you dont want the birds out at 4am in June (vulenerable to the fox/disturbs the neighbours) you can add a Digital Battery Timer to the system to be able to control the door opening time in the morning and/or evening.

We include our own instruction booklet which will guide the fitting and setting of the unit. The VSB units will operate vertical sliding doors, or, with the addition of pulleys it will operate some door at different angles (except horizontal doors).

The unit has a weight limit of 3kg, so providing your door weighs less than 3kg it will work a door already fitted, it also needs the door to have a weight of less than 200g when closed (this is why it will not work with ramps). Alternatively there is the option of adding the Lightweight Aluminium Door, link below, and this is simply fitted in two channels mounted either side of the pop-hole. The VSB unit itself measures approx 5" x 5" and you would need about 2" of space between it and the top of the pop-hole door when open.

The VSB Automatic Opener units are powered by 4 AA batteries (included) which should last approx one year under normal operating conditions. The VSB Door Opener is covered by a 4-year Manufacturers Warranty (this does not cover the battery holder, the cord, light sensor or water damage). Please also note that the 4-year manufacturers warranty only came into place in Jan 2014, purchases prior to that date carry a 3-year warranty



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VSB Automatic Pop-hole Door Opener - internal

Ref: VSBbi


Price: 99.50 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Automatic Chicken House Door Opener for mounting inside your Hen House. Light sensitive battery operated Pop-Hole Door Opener.

As for the External VSB Door Opener, but this unit is mounted inside the house (as is the vertical sliding door) and a small cable carrying a light sensor is placed to the outside of the house and then connected to the VSB unit.

This is a super little battery operated unit that will open and close your henhouse pop-hole door according to light levels. The VSB is only for opening and closing vertical sliding doors - it will not work for ramps. It fits on the outside of the house and with a draw string will raise and lower the pop-hole door. No more getting up at 5am to let the hens out, or rushing home to close them in.

To give more control to the VSB unit e.g. if you dont want the birds out at 4am in June (vulenerable to the fox/disturbs the neighbours) you can add a Digital Battery Timer to the system to be able to control the door opening time in the morning and/or evening.

This internal installation makes the whole unit much less obtrusive. (4 x AA Batteries included). The VSB Door Opener is covered by a 4-year Manufacturers Warranty (this does not cover the battery holder, the cord or water damage). Please also note that the 4-year manufacturers warranty only came into place in Jan 2014, purchases prior to that date carry a 3-year warranty. This excludes light sensor cables which carry a one year warranty.



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Digital Battery Timer for VSB Door Opener Unit

Ref: BTVSB-D


Price: 45.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Order Before 1pm for Same Day Despatch excl weekends/holidays


A Digital Battery Timer for use with the VSB Auto Door Openers. Gives more control for the opening times of the VSB unit, can work to only open the door or, to both open and close the VSB door unit.

This is a very useful idea to add to the VSB Door Opener units especially if you don't want the automatic door to open at the crack of dawn (chickens can disturb the neighbours at 4am in the summer!) or to keep them safe from the fox .

You can set the timer to open the door at say, 6am or 7am, and then close as normal at dusk. It works off two ready-installed AA Batteries, is easy to install and comes with full instructions.

The Battery Timer is covered by a 4-year Manufacturers Warranty (if bought after Jan 2014).

Inside the box will be - the Battery Timer (4 x AA batteries pre-installed), connecting lead for VSB unit; small jumper cable if control is required only by the timer.



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Lightweight Pop-hole Door for Auto Door Openers

Ref: VSBDOOR


Price: 23.99 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Select Size


Lightweight Aluminium Door with two metal runners for use with the VSB internal or external Door Openers as well as the Chicken Guard Door openers. Three sizes available.

This metal door, being aluminium, will not rust over time and also, unlike many wooden pop-hole doors will not warp, swell or twist in the runners.

Can be fitted inside or outside your chicken house depending on space available. Consists of two aluminium, H profile, runners and one flat aluminium door (as this is aluminium you can cut the door and runners down to a custom size if required).

Select size required from drop down box above.
Small size - to fit pop-holes up to 22cm wide x 33cm high - 275g (runners are 60cm tall)
Medium size - to fit pop-holes up to 30cm wide x 40cm high - 470g (runners are 70cm tall)
Large size - to fit pop-holes up to 33cm wide x 50cm high - 648g (runners are 80cm tall)

FSF Guide: Maggie's Six and Dozen Henhouses use a Medium Door (owing to the size of the pop-hole on the Maggie's 24 we have to make a lightweight wooden door to fit - please state during ordering if for a Maggie's 24). Hobby Henhouses use a Med Door. We have also put together complete kits of VSB and door plus any necessary timbers for our houses, see



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VSB-SA Auto Door Opener for Duck Houses

Ref: VSB-SA


Price: 116.40 (Including VAT at 20%)


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This VSB-SA Automatic Door Opener Unit is specifically designed for duck houses because Ducks don't normally go into their houses on their own in the evening as chickens do.

With this unit you can manually shut the door before dark when the Ducks have been put into their house.

To operate the unit simply hold the magnet against the red dot on the case until the door is shut, this over-rides the light sensor that would normally close it. You can also add a timer to this unit for opening in the morning.



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Small Pulley for VSB Pop-hole Door Opener

Ref: VSBPUL


Price: 3.95 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Price is per pulley.

Small plastic pulley to aid the placement of the VSB where it cannot be placed directly above the pop-hole door. Scroll down to our booklet for more information on placement. It is also useful. Pulleys are 35mm in diameter.

FSF Tip: If using pulleys with your VSB unit you may require extra cord (see below) to attach to the main cord. This will make sure that you can still install the unit with the door in the open position and have the right amount of cord without a strain on the VSB motor.



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Large Pulley for VSB Pop-hole Door Opener

Ref: VSBHS2


Price: 11.78 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Price is per pulley and includes postage.

Large Pulley for use with the VSB Door Opener. The large pulley is placed at right angles to the house wall and is used for very large doors to give extra leverage or, where the cord needs to be held away from the house and perhaps changes direction through 180 degrees or to overcome an obstacle.

Aids the placement of the VSB for non-vertical pop-hole doors, or where there is non enough space above the pop-hole to attach the VSB directly above the door. Extends 55mm. Bracket is 54mm wide x 43mm high.



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Spare Cord for VSB units

Ref: VSBC


Price: 2.89 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Replacement Cord for VSB and Chickenguard Automatic Chicken House Door Opener Units.

2 metres of very strong, green cord for Door Opener units with a 40 lb breaking strain.

Use to replace broken cord or if needing to lengthen the existing cord.

For Information on how to restring your cord View Our Guide on Restringing a VSB Chicken Door Opener



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External Light Sensor Cable for VSB Units

Ref: VSBAS


Price: 10.99 (Including VAT at 20%)


Quantity:  




External Light Sensor Cable for VSB Chicken House Door Opener Units.

If you want to convert an External VSB Door Opener to for internal use then this is the cable you need, or, if you just need to replace an existing cable.

The cable is exactly 1m in length and houses a photo cell in one end, also included is a black cap for covering the photo cell on the circuit board inside the unit. You simply attach the cable to two of the pins inside the VSB box, cover the internal light sensor, place the external light sensor on the outside of your house and it will then close the door at dusk.

Light Sensors carry a one year warranty.

(FSF note: for purchases of sensor cable made after 2nd June 2017 the new cable will have a blue stripe around the end senosr. In this case then the wires need to be connected thus: white wire to Pin 6 and brown wire to Pin 5)



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Replacement battery holder for VSB Units

Ref: VSB-BH


Price: 3.70 (Including VAT at 20%)


Quantity:  




Replacement battery holder for VSB automatic door opener units. Takes four AA sized batteries and can be easily installed into the VSB automatic door opener casing and connects using two leads.



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Duracell AA Batteries - pack of 4

Ref: AAB4


Price: 3.90 (Including VAT at 20%)


Quantity:  




Duracell Plus Power AA Batteries. Pack of 4. For use with VSB Automatic Door Openers.

Note: one pack of 4 x AA batteries are supplied with each new VSB unit and should last one to two years.



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Automatic Chicken House Door Opener (inside the box)

Automatic Chicken House Door Opener (inside the box)

All units are supplied with full fitting instructions, including diagrams, and free telephone support from Flyte so Fancy on 01300 345229.

The VSB units carry a 4-year warranty from the manufacturers in Germany. It covers all mechanical parts, but not the cord, or mis-use, and its use must comply with their conditions i.e. do not apply any grease, oil or WD40 to the unit. We suggest you DO NOT force the cord by pulling on it as any subsequent damage is not covered by the manufacturers warranty.

Whilst we offer all advice and help we can with installation and any troubleshooting, plus our standard 30-day replacement warranty, if a unit is faulty it is necessary to contact the manufacturers (AXT) directly and they will send a replacement circuit board. Their email address is service@axt-electronic.de, but do feel free to talk to us first for advice.

Vsb Installation Instructions & Troubleshooting

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