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Ideal "E-Cat" Electronic Cat Door

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  • Electronic cat door with a magnetic collar
  • Self-framing adjustment range fits doors  1 1/4 - 1 3/4
  • Includes one magnetic key and a breakaway collar
  • Prevent neighborhood cats and wild critters from entering the house
  • 3-way, built-in locking device

This electronic cat door opens with magnetic sensing technology to ensure that only your cats are able to come and go from the pet door. Provided with one magnetic collar key and a breakaway collar, this cat door senses the magnetic key as your kitty approaches and opens when they are close enough to the door. This way, any cat without a collar sensor will be prohibited from entering. Don't worry any longer about neighborhood cats or wild animals sneaking into your home. These electronic cat doors are built to keep your cats safe.


  • Self-framing adjustment range fits doors 1 1/4" - 1 3/4"
  • Plastic frame comes in white only
  • 3-way locking device: in only, out only, or completely unlocked without the need for a collar key
  • Clear, unbreakable polycarbonate flap is 7" x 9" to fit bigger cats
  • Includes one magnetic key and a breakaway collar. If you intend to use your own collar, make sure that there is not any other metal on it, as it will interfere with the magnetic sensing and prevent the door from functioning properly
  • Operates on a 9-volt battery (not included)


  • Prevent neighborhood cats and wild critters from entering the house
  • Keeps your cats safe from raccoons and strays
  • You won't have to get up to let the cat in and out during all hours of the day
  • Breakaway collar is the safest collar for your cat to use

Size Chart

Flap SizeFlap DimensionRough Cut OutOutside Frame DimensionStock No
Mfr No
E-Cat Flap7" w x 9" h7 3⁄8" w x 11 3⁄4" h9 1⁄4" w x 14 1⁄2" h08RI02


How does my cat access this door?

There is 1 collar key included (which your cat would wear) that allows them exclusive access through the magnetic cat door

How do I lock the panel to my sliding glass door?

The door comes with a pin lock (that needs tools to be installed), or you can purchase a Charley Bar (no tools installation) for added security.

What climate is this ecat suited for?

This panel is best used in moderate climates.

Is this door electronically controlled both ways?

No, electronic control is in one direction only.

Will this prevent raccoons?

No, this would not be considered raccoon resistant.

What battery does it use?

It uses a 9 volt battery which is not included.

Does this panel come in custom heights like the Custom Ideal Fast Fit?

No, but you can order one size down from what you need heightwise and get an Ideal Fast Fit height extension separately.

What can I do if the 4" step over is too high for my cat?

Unfortunately the step overs cannot be customized for this panel, but you can look into a wooden block step or a ramp to make it easier for your cat to get through.

Is this good for dogs?

Since triggering the door can be tricky for pets other than cats, as the ideal magnet must brush the bottom frame, they don't suggest this for dogs.

Can I purchase replacement ideal magnets?

Yes you can get more Ideal E-Cat collar keys.

Can more than 1 cat use this door?

Yes! You can purchase additional collar keys and there is no limit to the number of pets that can use it.

Can replacement keys be ordered?

We carry Ideal magnetic collar keys.


Ideal Electronic 'E-Cat' Cat Door


Ideal Pet Products Limited Lifetime Warranty

We believe that our pet doors are the most durable on the market. That's why we were the first to offer a Limited Lifetime Warranty in workmanship and materials. All defective parts will be replaced free of charge. Limited Lifetime Warranty applies to the original purchaser only, with proof of sales receipt. Excludes flap or breakage of the glass panel.

A replacement part will be sent when we receive proof of purchase and a check in the amount of $10.00 to cover shipping and handling, payable to:

24735 Ave. Rockefeller
Valencia, California 91355
Attn: Pet Products Warranty Dept.

This warranty is void if damage to material is due to improper installation or intentional abuse.

As with any home improvement project, if you do not have the tools or skills to properly install your pet door, we suggest using a professional handyman or licensed contractor.

Ideal imposes a 15% restocking fee on all returns.

Installation Instructions


  • Hammer and Awl (or Nail)
  • Drill and 3/8” Drill Bit
  • Saber Saw
  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • Safety Goggles



Step 1: Center the template in the middle of the door and tape it in place. Make sure to place the top of the template at least one inch above the pet’s shoulder height.

Step 2: With the template in place, use a pencil to draw around the inside edge of the template onto the door. You can use a nail to mark the screw holes.

Step 3: Drill four outer screw holes.

Step 4: Mark and drill 4 starter holes on the inside corners. Using a saw, cut along the inside edge of pencil line.

Step 5: Insert the outer frame into the exterior opening (frame must be flush with door surface).

Step 6: Place the inner beauty ring into the opening from the interior door and hold in place. Install the screws and tighten until snug.

Step 7: Using the red dial on the door, adjust the locking mechanism to the setting you prefer.


How to Connect and/or Replace the Battery

Step 1: Remove the screw on the battery panel. Remove the panel.

Step 2: Insert the supplied battery into the plug and then into the compartment.

Step 3: Replace the panel and reattach the screw. It is recommended to change your battery every 6 months.

Additional Information



Flap Dimension

7" w x 9" h

Frame Material


Flap Material


Flap Colors


Flap Thickness


Warranty Period

Limited Lifetime

Return Period

30 days

Door Open Type

Unlocks for the key signal and pet pushes open

Rough Cut

7 3/8" w x 11 3/4" h

Flap Type

Single Flap

Your Maximum Pet Size

Cats, Large Cats

Controls Access

From Outside Only

# Collar Keys Included


Operates On


Flap Opens

Pet Must Push

Flap Design

Single, One Part, Rigid, Thin Flap

Can Be Installed In

Aluminum Door, Hollow Core Door, Solid Core Door

Additional Lock

2-Way Lock

Number Pets


Activated By


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