PRT-HZX16-DINPRT-HZX16-DIN - Protege Half DIN Rail 16 Input ExpanderPRT-HZX16-DIN - Protege Half DIN Rail 16 Input Expander

Half DIN Rail 16 Input Expander


The Protege Half DIN Rail 16 Input Expander provides an additional 16 inputs to the Protege system, an advanced technology security product providing seamless and powerful integration of access, security and building automation. The Input Expander provides extensive hardware advancements that allow flexible input programming and configuration, and is designed for use with industry-standard DIN rail mounting.

Key Features:

Power Supply

Device power is supplied from a 12VDC input. Ultra low current requirements ensure cost effective power distribution.

Small Footprint

The compact two-tier half DIN Rail module design takes up less valuable real estate to provide more control in less space.


Single RS-485 communication interface port used for all network communication functions and interconnects to other modules.

Upgradable Firmware

Utilizing the latest flash technology and high performance communication mediums, the firmware can be updated using the Loadit utility over the system module network.

Connectivity and System Expansion

Expanding the Protege System with local inputs from the Input Expander allows convenient cost effective expansion:

  • 16 inputs can be assigned to any 4 areas in the system each being processed using different options or features
  • Address configuration is achieved using the address programming feature of the Protege System Controller
Ordering Code PRT-HZX16-DIN
Power Supply
DC Input Voltage 11-14VDC
DC Output Voltage 10.83-14.0VDC 0.7A (typical) electronic shutdown at 1.1A
Operating Current 80mA (typical)
Total Combined Current* 3A (max)
Low Voltage Cutout 8.7VDC
Low Voltage Restore 10.5VDC
RS-485 Module Network
Inputs 16 High Security Monitored Inputs(10ms to 1hr input speed programmable)
Trouble Inputs 16
Dimensions (L x W x H) 78 x 90 x 60mm (3.07 x 3.54 x 2.36")
Net Weight 180g (6.3oz)
Gross Weight 240g (8.5oz)
Operating UL/ULC 0˚ to 49˚C (32˚ to 120˚F) : EU EN -10˚ to 55˚C (14˚ to 131˚F)
Storage -10°- 85°C (14° - 185°F)
Humidity 0%-93% non condensing, indoor use only (relative humidity)

* The Total Combined Current refers to the current that will be drawn from the external power supply to supply the Input Expander and any devices connected to the expander's outputs. The Auxiliary outputs are directly connected via electronic fuses to the N+ N- input terminals, and the maximum current is governed by the trip level of these fuses.

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