Pyronix has announced the release of its ZEM8/E+P-BOX; a RS485 expander that adds eight zones to any expandable Pyronix wired or hybrid system. Suitable for either residential or commercial settings, the ZEM8/E+P-BOX is reportedly a neat and tidy solution for refined, adaptable and convenient zone expansion.
“We’re pleased to introduce the ZEM8/E+P-BOX to the market; bringing a sleek and modern design to panel zone expansion with optimised installation,” said Laurence Kenny, Pyronix Marketing Director.
The ZEM8/E+P-BOX expands the control panel by eight zones to add flexibility to any installation. The PCB features a reset button to allow jumper header address changes while the system is powered on. This is useful for changing the address of an expander, whilst the system is powered on. Simply address the expander, then press the reset button.
Installation has also been optimised on the ZEM8/E+P-BOX, with keyhole and slotted mounting holes featured on the back for easier levelling, while four cable tie anchorage points allow for easier cable management and a neater finish. The P-BOX also has front and rear tamper protection.
The standard back box mounting is also advantageous in new house builds or restorations, where the cables can be routed into a back box and protected while the room is plastered. Fixing these cables before plastering, provides a neater installation and protection to cabling during the first fix stage.
The ZEM8/E+P-BOX also features 12V terminals; allowing installers to distribute the AUX power cables and prevent overcrowding of the terminals.
Laurence added: “We always strive to make our customers lives easier and installations smooth. The ZEM8/E+P-BOX does just that – delivering a neat and tidy installation that ticks all the boxes.”