VSD Auto Pop-hole Door Opener
VSD Door Opener mounted on Chicken Coop
VSD Dawn-Dusk Henhouse Door Opener
VSD Auto Pop-hole Door Opener
Inside the VSD Dawn-Dusk Henhouse Door Opener
VSD Auto Pop-hole Door Opener

VSD Auto Pop-hole Door Opener

Sale price£129.00

he VSD Dawn-Dusk Henhouse Door Opener from AXT in Germany. An Automatic Pop-hole Door Opener for Chicken Coops.

It can be mounted inside (with an additional light sensor) or outside the henhouse. Batteries included. For internal use add the External Light Sensor Cable.

The VSD is a battery-powered Electronic Chicken Coop Door Opener and the 2019 redesign now includes more options e.g. replaceable on-board light sensor; the manual override function; slimline casing; additional pins to add mains power adapter, timers and external sensors/indicators.

Four AA Batteries are included. VSD units have a 3-year Manufacturer's Warranty; external sensors have a 1-year warranty.

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 lightweight aluminium option 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.

FSF Note: just to say, in case you're wondering, there are no reviews displaying on this item as several product review lists became corrupted during import into our new system and this product was one of them, sorry to say.

Instructions for mounting the unit above your pop-hole are included. 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.

You can view the installation leaflet here - VSD Installation Booklet.

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 the base of the VSD casing and activate the motor to raise or lower the door.

For internal mounting, you would place the VSD inside the coop above the pop-hole and add the remote (external) light sensor which connects to two pins on the circuit board. This sensor remotely takes the light levels outside the henhouse to activate the unit inside.

Dimensions: 125mm x 125mm x 50mm. Batteries are included with the VSD as well as comprehensive instructions for installation making this very simple to do. No electronic or specialist knowledge is needed at all. We offer telephone backup for troubleshooting if required though.

FSF 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.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Vivienne Swatridge (Chard, GB)
Excellent service

Great company to deal with, products reliably good and easy communication

Anne Littlejohn (Plymouth, GB)
Chirpy Chicks

This is the third auto pop opener I’ve had, always fit one when getting a new hen house, and am very happy to recommend them. It keeps the hens happy as they get into the regular routine of it opening in the morning and closing in the evening. It keeps me happy as I don’t need to rush out first thing in the mornings to let them out and even better as there is no need to rush home in the evening to shut them in. They are cosy and safely tucked away from Mr Fox.

Eirwen Hopwood (Bo'ness, GB)

Works really well so far!

Ian (Islington, GB)
VSB door opener - Impressed with new design

Had two of the previous design …one lasted a good 12 years ..the other 6 years.
This new slimmer model has exactly the same screw holes which made fixing easy.
All working well straight out of box. This one is expected to have a longer battery life …the old ones used to last a year on a Dorset Ranger coop with a wooden door