Standard 16 Zone Input Expander


The Protege Standard 16 Zone Input Expander provides the interface of up to 16 zone inputs and 1 programmable Output to the Protege integrated access control, security and building automation system, an advanced technology security product providing seamless and powerful integration. The Protege Standard 16 Zone Input Expander provides extensive hardware advancements that provide flexible zone programming and configuration.

Key Features:

Connectivity and System Expansion

Expanding the Protege System with local zone (input) and PGM (Output) from the Protege Standard 16 Zone Input Expander allows convenient cost effective expansion:

  • 16 zones can be assigned in to any 4 areas in the system each being processed using different options or features.
  • Address configuration of the Protege Standard 16 Zone Input Expander is achieved using an 8 way DIP switch.
  • 1 low current PGM Output


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

Ordering Code PRT-ZXS16-PCB
Power Supply
DC Input Voltage 12VDC (+/-10%)
Operating Current 48mA (Typical)
RS-485 Module network
PGM Output 1 (50mA Max) Open Collector
Zone Inputs 16 (500ms to 40sec Input Speed)
Tamper 1 (normally closed)
Trouble Input 16
Dimensions (H x W x D) 93 x 130 x 12mm (3.66 x 5.11 x 0.47”)
Weight 165g (5.82oz)
Operating 5˚- 55˚ Celsius (41˚ - 131˚ Fahrenheit)
Storage -10˚- 85˚ Celsius (14˚ - 185˚ Fahrenheit)
Humidity 0%-85% (Non-Condensing)

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