Ideal "E-Cat" Electronic Panel Pet Door

SKU# 01RI08

  • The most economical sliding door choice to keep stray cats out
  • Magnetic cat door allows your cat with the key to enter and keeps all others out
  • Clear rigid flap is easier for cats to use
  • Generous flap dimension makes it good for even large cats
  • Has a 1 year warranty

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Ideal "E-Cat" Electronic Panel Pet Door

Ideal "E-Cat" Electronic Panel Pet Door

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  • The most economical sliding door choice to keep stray cats out
  • Magnetic cat door allows your cat with the key to enter and keeps all others out
  • Clear rigid flap is easier for cats to use
  • Generous flap dimension makes it good for even large cats
  • Has a 1 year warranty
Flap SizeStep OverFlap SizeOverall Panel WidthStock No
Cat Flap4"7" w x 9" h11"01RI08
Height Adjustment Ranges
  • - B: Shorty 75" - 77 3/4" (additional cost)
  • - C: Regular 77 5/8" - 80 3/8"
  • - E: Tall 93 3/4" - 96 1/2" (additional cost)

Outside Keyed Lock Option is Available  This option is great if you need to exit the house through your sliding glass door and lock behind you. The Ideal Fast Fit and related panels (Fast Fit Cat Panel, Fast Fit e-Cat panel) are the only pet doors with this feature. If you don't need to lock behind you after exiting the sliding glass door, you don't need this feature.

Custom Height Add-On Extension is Available  If your sliding glass door track is not accommodated by one of these height ranges, you can special order a height extension for either the Regular or Tall panels. Be sure to read the Details tab carefully to see how to compute how tall you'll want the custom height estension to be (maximum is 14").

Please note that all custom options including custom step-overs and keyed locks render the purchase a final sale, not returnable. A height extension purchase is not returnable though the associated patio pet door is if there is not a keyed lock or custom step-over option chosen for it.

Caution If your measured track height is near the bottom of the adjustment range then you should review A Note of Caution

** Special Deal - Purchase a Bug Warden with any Ideal patio panel and get a 20% discount on the Bug Warden. Great idea if you want ventilation through your slider on warm days.  The discount shows up in your cart.

The 'E' Cat Patio Panel incorporates the Ideal 'E' Cat Pet Door.

"E" Cat Pet Door for Patio Sliding Glass Doors

This door combines the "E-Cat" Electronic Door with an Ideal "Fast Fit" Patio Panel.

If you want to let your own cats in but not the neighborhood cats then you'll need an electronic cat door. Sometimes the only place to put the pet door is in the sliding glass door. So here's an electronic cat door mounted in a panel designed to insert into a sliding glass door frame.

This one has a particularly large 7" x 9" opening. A 2-Way lock is included in addition to the electronics (there is a 3rd setting as well that disables the electronics. This may be a useful feature for training). It consists of an Ideal "E-Cat" electronic pet door combined with an Ideal "Fast Fit" patio panel.

Frame thickness is 5/8" at the bottom and about 7/8" at the top because of the height adjustment mechanism. The uprights are notched at the bottom to fit over a typical rail no more than about 1/4" wide and 1/4" tall. If the rail is wider than this, the panel will not be able to straddle it.

Please refer to the important information contained in patio panel FAQ and patio panel comparison

The manufacturer recommends against the use by dogs and we concur. There are two possible problems. First, the collar key needs to touch the sensor plate to reliably activate and dogs tend to approach in a more upright posture. Second, if a dog is charging the pet door, it may not react quickly enough to unlock.

PLEASE NOTE: This product ships directly from the manufacturer and may take 1-3 business days before it actually ships.


A Note About Height Extension . . .

If your sliding glass door track height is more than 80” but less than 93 ½” or greater than 96” up to a maximum of 106”, then the 'off the shelf' versions of the Ideal 'Fast Fit' patio pet door will not fit your track height.  However, you may add an Ideal Height Extension to get the height that you need.  Purchase the 'standard' height 'Fast Fit' patio panel and add an extension to get to the range more than 80" but less than 93 1/2".

More information can be found here:


** Special Bonus Offer!  Add an Amazing Bug Warden at about 20% off Regular Retail

The Bug Warden is a revolutionary new product that allows you to close your screen door completely while allowing access to your pet door. If you're opening the sliding glass door for ventilation during the warm months, this is for you. As a once-only offer, you can purchase the Bug Warden for 20% off with your purchase.

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  • Does the job review by TomY
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    5 4 Does the job

    This door worked fine and did the job I was looking for it to do. No more unwanted guests for dinner. It took a little getting use to for my cat because of the firm door verses the flexible one he was use to. All well now.

    (Posted on 3/11/2016)

  • Yucky review by Nothappydoor
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    5 1 Yucky

    Doesn't work at all!!!!!!!

    (Posted on 7/31/2013)

Weight 33.0000
Manufacturer Ideal Pet Products
Your Maximum Pet Size Cats, Large Cats
Controls Access From Outside Only
# Collar Keys Included 1
Operates On Battery
Flap Opens Pet Must Push
Frame Material Extruded Aluminum
Track Width Minimum 7/8"
House Locking Method Pin Lock
Tools Required For Installation Drill for pin lock only
Flap Material Polycarbonate
Flap Design Single, One Part , Rigid, Thin Flap
Flap Colors Clear
Flap Thickness 1/8"
Additional Lock 2-Way Lock
Door Open Type Unlocks for the key signal and pet pushes open
Number Pets Unlimited
Activated By Magnet
Dual or Single Pane Single Pane 1/8" Thick
Warranty Period Limited Lifetime
Return Period 30 days
Manufacturer's Restocking Fee 0

Ideal Electronic 'E-Cat' Cat Door

Used in the Ideal 'E-Cat' Patio Pet Door Panel

Q: What locking mechanism can I use for the Ideal E-Cat patio panel?

A: The door comes with a pin lock you can install. Alternatively, you can purchase a Charley Bar for added security.

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The new and revised warranty that follows this disclaimer supersedes any and all previous warranties of whatever nature or description, whether express, implied or set by law. Any unexpired warranties shall now be governed by the terms of the new warranty for the duration of the existing warranty’s unexpired term.
Ideal’s pet doors are very durable and with the proper care will provide many years of service for you and your pet. Thank you for selecting Ideal for your pet door. However, please be aware the pet doors are not waterproof against inclement weather or any excessive water exposure. The one year warranty set forth below applies to Ideal’s pet door(s). 
This product has a One Year Warranty from the date of the purchase of the product to be free of manufacturer’s defects in workmanship and materials. This express One Year Warranty is limited only to the original purchaser of the product and is non-transferable. Satisfactory proof of purchase must be provided to the manufacturer for this one year warranty to apply.  In that case, the manufacturer will replace at no charge to the purchaser the defective part(s). No refunds will be provided to the purchaser. No service contract is being provided under this One Year Warranty. Proof of purchase so that the One Year Warranty may be honored must be made to:
Ideal Pet Products, Inc.
24735 Avenue Rockefeller
Valencia, California, USA 91355
Attention: Warranty Department
(661) 294-2266 / 1-877-IDEALPET (433-2573)
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This One Year Warranty is void if damage is due to improper installation, intentional misuse or abuse, repairs by anyone other than the manufacturer, the failure to follow manufacturer’s instructions, or if the product is being used for commercial purposes. Purchaser assumes all risks and liabilities for the misuse or abuse of the product, the commercial use of the product or the failure to follow manufacturer’s instructions.
This One Year Warranty only applies if the product is used for domesticated animals. The Manufacturer, Ideal, is not responsible and shall not have any liability for any damage to or defects caused by acts of god, criminal activity, dog abuse including, but not limited to chewing on the door, lightening, abuse, alteration, trespassing, children’s use of the product, unauthorized access, entry by non-domesticated or “stray” animals, or any other unintended use or misuse of the product.
The Manufacturer, Ideal, disclaims and excludes any liability for incidental, consequential, punitive, general, special or other damages arising out of or connected with the purchase, use, or misuse of the product or concerning any warranty herein.
This One Year Warranty shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, USA. Venue shall be with the Los Angeles Superior Court, North Valley District.
This product, or any of its accessories, parts, or attachments may not prevent adults, children, animals, insects, or objects from passing through or using the opening created by the product.
Ideal Pet Products will not be liable for any unintended or accidental usage, misuse, abuse, criminal conduct, water intrusion, acts of god, damages or injuries occurring or accruing from the use of this product except in strict accordance with Ideal's One Year Warranty accompanying the sale of this product to the original purchaser.