Ideal "E-Cat" Electronic Patio Panel Pet Door

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  • Ideal Cat Door for Sliding Glass Door comes with preinstalled Electronic Cat Door
  • Magnetic sensing only allows your cat to use the patio pet door
  • 7" x 9" flap accommodates cats of all sizes
  • Patio cat door installs tools-free
  • Available in white, bronze, and brushed aluminum
  • 7-10 day shipping delay after you receive your tracking number

Looking for an electronic sliding door cat door for your patio door? This patio panel pet door model combines the Ideal Fast Fit Patio Panel and the E-Cat Electronic cat door for a super-selective cat door for sliding doors. The cat door features a magnetic collar key for your cat for easy operation, as the door senses the magnet and opens when the cat is in close proximity. This prevents unwanted critters or neighboring cats from entering your home through your cat door for sliding patio doors, providing your kitties the safety they deserve. The adjustable sliding panel cat has a spring-loaded design, avoiding any permanent alterations to your sliding glass door.


    • Ideal Patio Pet Door panel comes in 3 track height adjustment ranges:
      • 75” ‒ 77 3/4”
      • 77 5/8” ‒ 80 5/16”
      • 93 3/4” ‒ 96 1/2”
    • Pet door for sliding glass doors fits tracks at least 7/8"
    • Comes in white, bronze, and brushed aluminum
    • Operates on a 9-volt battery (not included)
    • Clear, rigid cat flap gives your cat an unobstructed view
    • Cat flap has a large, 7" x 9" opening to accommodate cats of all sizes
    • 3-way locking feature: in only, out only, or magnetic control disabled
    • Pin lock provided to lock the door requires drilling. If you do not want to use the pin lock, you can purchase a Charley Bar.



    • Keeps out unwanted critters and neighborhood cats
    • Sliding glass pet door is easy to install and remove
    • Clear flap allows cats to see through the door before using

    Size Chart

    Flap SizeStep OverFlap SizeOverall Panel WidthRecommendedPet Height*
    Cat Flap4"7" w x 9" h11"8" – 11"

    The recommended pet width is generally 1 – 2" added to the width of the flap.

    Still don't know which flap size to get? Here is a measurement guide to help you out.

    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)

    Custom Height Add-On Extension is available: If your track size is not accommodated by one of these, you can get Ideal Fast Fit Height extensions.  

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

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



    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.

    One Year Warranty:

    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)

    Any and all implied warranties are expressly disclaimed and of no force or effect. These warranties include, but are not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, implied fitness for any intended purpose, and any warranties under the California Song-Beverly Consumer Act.

    This One Year Warranty is void if the 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 the 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.

    Additional Information

    Frame Material

    Extruded Aluminum

    Track Width Minimum


    Flap Material


    Flap Colors


    Flap Thickness


    Dual or Single Pane

    Single Pane 1/8" Thick

    Warranty Period

    Limited Lifetime

    Return Period

    30 days

    Door Open Type

    Unlocks for the key signal and pet pushes open

    Your Maximum Pet Size

    Cats, Large Cats

    Controls Access

    From Outside Only

    # Collar Keys Included


    Operates On


    Flap Opens

    Pet Must Push

    House Locking Method

    Pin Lock

    Flap Design

    Single, One Part, Rigid, Thin Flap

    Additional Lock

    2-Way Lock

    Number Pets


    Activated By


    Installation Instructions


    Step 1: Release the automatic height adjustment by turning the knobs located near the top of panel counter-clockwise and pressing. The height adjustment panel should fully extend upward (pull up on panel if necessary).

    Step 2: Open the sliding glass/screen door.

    Step 3: Insert the E-Cat Panel with the knobs facing inside. Place the top edge into the top track of the sliding glass/screen door. Lift up and swing the lower portion of the panel onto the ridge in the sliding glass door (or screen door).

    Step 4: Slide the E-Cat Panel against the door jamb and make sure that the top is fully extended (not tilted to one side) and the bottom of the panel is on the ridge in the bottom track.

    Step 5: To lock the E-Cat Panel in place, hand-tighten the knobs by turning clockwise.

    Step 6: Once the panel is in pace, use the foam weather stripping to seal down the side of the panel that meets the sliding door.

    Step 7: Finally, install the draft stopper strip along the trailing edge of the sliding panel. If your sliding door is on the outer track, install the strip along the front edge of the stationary panel. In both cases make sure that the edge is just barely making contact with the glass.


    To permanently install the E-Cat Panel, you may screw through the aluminum fins that protrude on the existing frame of your door. Drill through the fins into the E-Cat Panel. Install two screws in the top and two in the side by the bottom of door. Do not put any screws into the frame by the glass of the E-Cat Panel as breakage may occur.


    Installing the Security Lock (Optional)

    Step 1: With the sliding door in the closed position, place the lock in the desired location with the bolt in a retracted position, pointed toward the sliding glass door or stationary window rail. Leave approximately â…›” clearance between the bolt tip and the aluminum rail.

    Step 2: Holding the lock firmly in place, mark the screw holes and the center of the bolt in the rail of the sliding door.

    Step 3: Drill two 5⁄32” holes for mounting screws and a â3/8” hole for the locking bolt. DO NOT drill into the glass.

    Step 4: With the sliding door in the closed position, mark the position for the second set of holes. Repeat.


    Ideal Electronic 'E-Cat' Cat Door

    How to Measure Your Sliding Glass Door for a Pet Door


    How do I measure my slider?

    You would need to measure from the deepest part in the bottom track to the deepest part up inside the top track.

    Is this good for moderate climates?

    Yes, we recommend this for less extreme weather.

    Can I install this myself?

    We do have a video under the "Installation Instructions" tab, but it is meant for a more straightforward, easy install.

    Can I take this out if I need to?

    You can uninstall this pretty easily as long as you haven't drilled it in place.

    Is the door lockable?

    It does have a small knob that you turn manually. You can also turn it so that it allows your kitty to come in and not go back out, allows them to go out and not in, completely locked, totally open, and one that disables the electronics altogether, making it a regular cat door.

    How does the panel lock?

    The manufacturer includes a pin lock, but if you do not want to drill holes, you can use a Charley Bar or a broomstick in the track for added security.

    Will this be raccoon-proof?

    No, this pet door is not raccoon-proof as it is just magnetic. If you need a more raccoon-proof option, check out the SureFlap Dual Scan panel.

    Could my small dog use it?

    Since doors that are controlled with a magnet are a little more touchy in how they need to be triggered to work properly, we don't recommend this door for dogs.

    Do I need batteries for the collar key?

    Nope, you only need a 9-volt battery for the pet door.

    Does it only come in the white color?

    Yes, but you can paint it as long as you get the correct kind and do the proper prep work.

    Can I install this into my living room French door?

    No, since the pet door hardware can only fit into the track of sliding glass doors. For a pet door that can be installed into French door, check out the Hale Pet Door for French Doors.

    Does the glass on the panel let in natural light, or does it have light filtering film?

    The panel will let in natural light and has no light control properties unless you invest in installing your own window coverings. You can apply your own window treatments such as door blinds, roller shades, drapery, or door curtains to block out the light. If window shades and patio door blinds conflict with the aesthetic of your home, you can apply your own window tint or blackout window film for an efficient room darkening effect.

    Can I use this panel with large windows? What about my room divider? Balcony door?

    No, this is a door panel for sliding doors only, but there are door insert panels product types that are made specifically for window tracks.

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