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AS-Interface sensor module VBA-4E4E-G11-ZAJ-F

  • Inputs for 2-, 3-, and 4-wire sensors
  • Supply of sensors from AS-Interface
  • Function display for bus and inputs
  • Degree of protection IP68 / IP69K
  • Communication monitoring
  • Cable piercing method with gold plated contact pins
  • AS-Interface POWER24

Please note: All product-related documents, such as certificates, declarations of conformity, etc., which were issued prior to the conversion under the name Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH, also apply to Pepperl+Fuchs AG.

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Datasheet excerpt: Technical data of  VBA-4E4E-G11-ZAJ-F

Product Description
G11 module
2 x 4 inputs
General specifications
Slave typeA/B slave
AS-Interface specificationV3.0
Required master specification≥ V2.1
UL File NumberE223772
Functional safety related parameters
MTTFd120 a
Mission Time (TM)20 a
Diagnostic Coverage (DC)0 %
Indicators/operating means
LED AS-i/FAULT2 Dual LEDs green/red
green: AS-Interface voltage
red: Communication error
yellow/red flashing: Address 0
green/red flashing: Sensor supply overload
LED INswitching state (input); 8 LED yellow
Electrical specifications
Rated operating voltage18,0 ... 31.6 V from AS-Interface
Rated operating current≤ 80 mA (without sensors) / max. 280 mA
Protection classIII
Surge protectionUe: Over voltage category III, safe isolated power supplies (PELV)
Number/Type2x 4 inputs for 2- or 3-wire sensors (PNP), DC
alternative 2x 2 inputs for 4-wire sensors (PNP), DC
Supplyfrom AS-Interface
Voltage12 ... 31 V
Current loading capacity≤ 200 mA, overload and short-circuit protected
Input current≤ 9 mA (limited internally)
Switching pointaccording to DIN EN 61131-2 (Type 2)
0 (unattenuated)≤ 3 mA
1 (attenuated)≥ 5 mA
Signal delay< 1 ms (input/AS-Interface)
Directive conformity
Electromagnetic compatibility
Directive 2014/30/EUEN 62026-2:2013 EN 61000-6-2:2005, EN 61000-6-4:2007
Standard conformity
Degree of protectionEN 60529:2000
Fieldbus standardEN 62026-2:2013
InputEN 61131-2:2007
Emitted interferenceEN 61000-6-4:2007
AS-InterfaceEN 62026-2:2013
Noise immunityEN 61000-6-2:2005, EN 61326-1:2006, EN 62026-2:2013
Programming instructions
IO code0
ID codeA
ID1 codeSlave 1 Slave 2
1 2
ID2 code2
Data bits (function via AS-Interface)Input slave 1 input slave 2
D0IN1.1 IN2.1
D1IN1.2 IN2.2
D2IN1.3 IN2.3
D3IN1.4 IN2.4
Parameter bits (programmable via AS-i)function
P0not used
P1Input filter
P1 = 0 input filter on, pulse suppression ≤ 2 ms
P1 = 1 input filter off (default settings)
P2Synchronous mode
P2 = 0 synchronous mode on
P2 = 1 synchronous mode off (default settings)
P3not used
Ambient conditions
Ambient temperature-25 ... 70 °C (-13 ... 158 °F)
Storage temperature-25 ... 85 °C (-13 ... 185 °F)
Relative humidity85 % , noncondensing
Climatic conditionsFor indoor use only
Altitude≤ 2000 m above MSL
Shock and impact resistance30 g, 6 ms in 6 spatial directions, 3 shocks 10 g, 16 ms in 6 spatial directions, 1000 shocks
Vibration resistance0.35 mm 10 ... 57 Hz , 5 g 57 ... 2000 Hz, 10 cycles
Pollution degree3
Mechanical specifications
Degree of protectionIP68 / IP69K
ConnectionAS-Interface: AS-Interface flat cable
Inputs: M12 round connector
HousingPBT PC
Mounting screwStainless steel 1.4305 / AISI 303
Mass200 g
Tightening torque, housing screws1.8 Nm
Tightening torque, cable gland0.4 Nm
MountingMounting plate

Documents: VBA-4E4E-G11-ZAJ-F

Instruction leafletsLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Instruction leaflet / Beipackzettel ALLPDF849 KB

Approvals+Certificates: VBA-4E4E-G11-ZAJ-F

Statements of complianceCert No.File TypeFile Size
EU-Declaration of conformity / EU-KonformitätserklärungDOC-2931APDF165 KB
US CA ULE223772LINK---

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Function: VBA-4E4E-G11-ZAJ-F

The VBA-4E4E-G12-ZAJ is an AS-Interface switch-on module with 8 inputs. The switch-on module is equipped with 2 separate AS-Interface chips and uses 2 A/B addresses. In the delivered state, both slave addresses use the address 0. The second slave is deactivated until the first slave is addressed. Duplicate addressing is avoided in this way. 2 and 3-wire sensors can also be connected as mechanical contacts to the PNP electronic inputs.

The housing with a central screw enables fast mounting on the base plate.

The connection to the sensors is via an M12x1 plug-in connection on the top side of the device. The AS-Interface flat cable is connected via the insulation piercing technology on the underside of the module.

The inputs and the connected sensors are powered by the internal supply of the module (from the AS-Interface).

The current switching state of each input is indicated via an IN LED. The AS-i/FAULT LEDs indicate the status of the AS-Interface (normal operation, communication error, peripheral fault, address 0). The switch-on module has a double addressing jack and is compatible with AS-Interface POWER24.

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