NetGuardian 864A DX G5: Overview

NetGuardian DX G5 Expansion Unit
Up to 3 NetGuardian 864A DX G5 Expansion Units can be daisy-chained from a single, base NetGuardian.

The NetGuardian 864A DX G5 Expansion Units are low-cost, self-contained devices that provide compatible NetGuardian series remotes with an additional 64 ground-activated discrete alarms, 8 analogs alarms, and 8 control relays. With the NetGuardian DX expansions, your NetGuardian RTU can scale to the needs of your site, so you don't have to deploy new RTUs as your needs grow. Adding up to 3 NetGuardian 864A DX expansion units to your compatible NetGuardian RTU will increase your capacity by 192 discrete points, 24 analog inputs, and 24 control relays.

NetGuardian 864A G5 DX Application Drawing (See how it works!)

NetGuardian 864 DX

Each unit is equipped with dual RS232 ports for easy installation and daisy-chaining. Here are the benefits you will enjoy by deploying the NetGuardian 864 DX:

  • Low cost method of expansion to existing NetGuardian units.
  • Gives additional capacity over existing communication lines.
  • Report more alarms from the same address.
  • Expand at your own pace.
  • RS232 ports allow for easy daisy chaining between units.
  • LED indications of alarms and communications status.

Video review of the similar 832A DX (32 discretes instead of 64):

You should know that there is also a NetGuardian 832A DX model. What's the difference? When compared to the NetGuardian 864A DX, the NetGuardian 832A DX increases your discrete alarms in increments of 32 versus 64. The NetGuardian 832A DX features 8 analog inputs and 8 control outputs (relay contacts). The other difference is, of course, the price. The NetGuardian 864A DX is usually priced higher than the NetGuardian 832A DX due to its larger increase of discrete alarms, unless you require additional features. For an additional cost, DPS can add these custom features you need to meet or exceed your needs.

You may also be wondering about compatibility issues. Is the NetGuardian 832A DX compatible with the NetGuardian 864A? And is the NetGuardian 864A DX compatible with the NetGuardian 832A? The answer is yes. So if you expand your base NetGuardian 864A or 832A unit with a NetGuardian 832A DX expansion unit, you can increase your capacity with a minimum of 32 discrete alarms. You can also maximize your discrete alarms by an additional 192 by deploying three NetGuardian 864A DXs. Please note that these two NetGuardian expansion units are not compatible with all NetGuardian RTUs. To find out which NetGuardian RTUs are compatible, call 1-800-693-0351 or 559-454-1600 to speak with our Sales Engineers or Tech Support team.

Aside from the incremental discrete alarms increase difference, you will enjoy the same benefits by deploying either one of these expansion units.

If three NetGuardian 864A DX units are still not enough to increase visibility of your site, DPS recommend that you consider looking into deploying a T/Mon as your master station. DPS manufactures and sells the T/Mon MINI (Starter Monitoring), T/MON SLIM (Mid-Level Monitoring), and T/Mon LNX (Full-Capacity Monitoring). These T/Mon master stations can support or provide the same inbound/outbound protocols, remote access protocols, and web interface. They different in the amount of simultaneous users, devices/RTUS, and alarms points they can support.

Here are some additional links with more information on the expansion units and T/Mon master stations.

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Full Specifications

NetGuardian 864A DX G5 Expansion Unit Back Panel

Up to three NetGuardian DX Expansion Units can be added to a compatible NetGuardian RTU, providing 192 additional alarm points, 24 analog inputs, and 24 control relays.

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Full Specifications
Discrete Inputs: 64
Analog Inputs: (Optional) 8
Control Outputs: (Optional) 8 Relay contacts
Maximum Voltage: 60 VDC/120 VAC
Maximum Current: 1 Amp, AC/DC
Protocol: DCPX

1 DB9 Craft Connector 1 RJ45 Connector for RS232
1 RJ12 Connector for RS232
2 50 Pin connectors for discrete alarms, controls, and analogs 1-6
1 4-pin connector for analogs 7-8

Power Input:

-48VDC (-40 to -70VDC)
(Optional) Wide range (-18 to -72VDC)

Current Draw: 250mA
Fuse: 3/4 Amp GMT
Mounting: 19" or 23" rack
Dimensions: 1.72" H x 17" W x 9.636" D
Weight: 3 lbs. 15 oz. (1.8 kg)
Operating Temperature: 41-95 F (0-60 C)
Operating Humidity: 0%-95% non-condensing

Ordering Options

NetGuardian 864A DX G5 Expansion Unit
This is the NetGuardian 864 DX G5 Expansion Unit. It can be daisy-chained from a compatible base NetGuardian. Up to three NetGuardian DX G5 Expansion Units can be daisy-chained. Increase your monitoring capacity!

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