This cordless ceramic pet drinking fountain is the prototype for a
new economically priced battery operated cat fountain. This one has
a few minor imperfections, but the next generation is already on
it's way. The next "cordless economy fountains" will be a bit wider
than this one to accomodate a wider range of batteries. Kitty can
drink out of the bowl or lick water from the water arc.
The fountain has a battery compartment
underneath a cover in the back of the bowl.
This compartment can be equipped with either a
D-cell holder (holds 4 alkaline batteries or NiMH 10.000mAh
rechargeable batteries) or one to two USB Li-Ion batteries. The pump runs
continuously for up to two weeks with good alkaline D-cells,
approx. 3 days with 4 rechargeable NiMH D-cells and up to 7 days
depending on the type of USB Li-Ion battery used. The fountain comes
with either a D-cell holder or an adapter for one USB battery (your
choice.) As in all of our battery options, we do not supply the
batteries but provide tips on which batteries will work. The
batteries must be purchased separately from a reputable dealer.
Amazon is a good choice because it’s fairly easy to exchange/return
a battery that doesn’t work and since new choices are continually
becoming available, we cannot test them all. You MUST (and this is
important) be sure to keep the battery dry at all times by sealing
it into a good quality Ziplock bag. Our fountains are designed to
keep water away from the battery, but condensation etc. may occur,
requiring a tight seal around the battery to ensure it remains dry.
This fountain can also be plugged in using a low voltage power
transformer or a USB battery charger (not included); in this case,
without the battery.
Batteries we have tested and fit into the battery compartment:
|Anker Powercore 13000
|Anker Astro E7
Unlike plastic pet fountains that develop
cracks, this handcrafted drinking fountain is made of durable,
nonporous dinnerware-safe glazed stoneware. Clay and glazes are
certified non-toxic and made in the USA. Ceramic resists bacteria,
commonly found on porous plastic surfaces. The fountain has just 3
parts - bowl, cover and pump -, enabling simple, thorough