Protege WX DIN Rail 8 Zone Input Expander


The Protege WX DIN Rail 8 Zone Input expander provides the interface of up to 8 zone inputs to the Protege WX system. Protege WX is an all-in-one, web-based, cross-platform system that gives you a fully functional access control and intrusion detection solution in a fraction of the time of conventional software. The Zone 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

The Input Expander operates from a 12VDC input. Ultra low current requirements ensuring cost effective power distribution.

Connectivity and System Expansion

Expanding the Protege WX System with local inputs from the Protege WX DIN Rail 8 Zone Input Expander allows convenient cost effective expansion:

  • 8 inputs can be assigned to any 2 areas in the system each being processed using different options or features.
  • Address configuration of the Protege DIN Rail 8 Zone Input Expander interface is achieved using the address programming feature of the Protege WX System Controller.


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 via the Protege WX interface.

Ordering Code PRT-WX-ZX8-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 50mA (typical)
Total Combined Current* 1.5A (max)
Low Voltage Cutout 8.7VDC
Low Voltage Restore 10.5VDC
RS-485 Module Network
Inputs 8 High Security Monitored Inputs(10ms to 1hr input speed programmable)
16 if using input duplex mode
Trouble Inputs 16
Dimensions (L x W x H) 78.4 x 90 x 44.1mm (3.08 x 3.54 x 1.73")
Weight 151g (5.33oz)
Operating 0°-50°C (32° - 122°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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