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Inductive sensor NCN3-F31K2-N4-B13-S

  • Direct mounting on standard actuators
  • ATEX & IECEX certifications
  • Usable up to SIL 2 acc. to IEC 61508
  • Weatherproof housing for outdoor applications
  • LEDs for switching state of sensor and solenoid valve
  • Plug-in terminals
  • Temperature range
    -40 ... 100 °C (-40 ... 212 °F)

NAMUR sensors must be operated with approved switch amplifiers. Please find suitable devices below:

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  NCN3-F31K2-N4-B13-S

General specifications
Switching function2 x normally closed (NC)
Output typeNAMUR
Rated operating distance3 mm
Installationflush mountable
Assured operating distance0 ... 2.4 mm
For assured operating distance sar see Manual Functional Safety.
Actual operating distance2.7 ... 3.3 mm typ.
Actuating elementStainless steel 1.4305 / AISI 303
8.5 mm x 8.5 mm x 0.5 mm
Reduction factor rAl 0.4
Reduction factor rCu 0.4
Reduction factor r304 0.7
Reduction factor rSt37 1
Reduction factor rBrass 0.5
Output type2-wire
Nominal ratings
Nominal voltage8 V
Switching frequency0 ... 3 kHz
Hysteresistyp. 5 %
Reverse polarity protectionreverse polarity protected
Short-circuit protectionyes
Suitable for 2:1 technologyyes , Reverse polarity protection diode not required
Current consumption
Measuring plate not detected≥ 3 mA
Measuring plate detected≤ 1 mA
Time delay before availability≤ 1 ms
Switching state indicatorLED, yellow
Valve status indicatorLED, yellow
Functional safety related parameters
Safety Integrity Level (SIL)SIL 2
MTTFd1730 a
Mission Time (TM)20 a
Diagnostic Coverage (DC)0 %
Valve circuit
Voltagemax. 32 V DC
Currentmax. 240 mA
Short-circuit protectionno
Reverse polarity protectionyes, with reversed output LED is out of function, therfore more power for solenoid valve
Compliance with standards and directives
Standard conformity
NAMUREN 60947-5-6:2000
IEC 60947-5-6:1999
Electromagnetic compatibilityNE 21:2007
StandardsEN 60947-5-2:2007
EN 60947-5-2/A1:2012
IEC 60947-5-2:2007
IEC 60947-5-2 AMD 1:2012
Approvals and certificates
UL approvalcULus Listed, General Purpose, Class 2 Power Source
Ordinary LocationE87056
Hazardous LocationE501628
Control drawing116-0455
CCC approvalCCC approval / marking not required for products rated ≤36 V
Ambient conditions
Ambient temperature-40 ... 100 °C (-40 ... 212 °F)
Storage temperature-40 ... 100 °C (-40 ... 212 °F)
Mechanical specifications
Connection (system side)Screw terminals, tightening torque min. 0.5 Nm
Stripped length 7 mm , M20 x 1.5
Core cross-section (system side)rigid: 0.14 ... 2.5 mm2
flexible: 0.14 ... 1.5 mm2
flexible with core-end sleeve: 0.25 ... 1.5 mm2
Connection (valve side)like connection (system side)
Core cross-section (valve side)like core cross section (system side)
Housing materialrugged, translucent polycarbonate (PC) optimised for outdoor use
Housing basePC
Degree of protectionIP66 / IP68 / IP69
Tightening torque, housing screws≤ 2 Nm
Tightening torque, cable glandM20 x 1.5 ; max. 7 Nm
Tightening torque, stopping plug1 Nm
NoteLED switch-off
General information
Use in the hazardous areasee instruction manuals

Documents: NCN3-F31K2-N4-B13-S

ManualsLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Functional Safety ManualENGPDF1419 KB
Handbuch Funktionale SicherheitGERPDF1427 KB
Instruction manuals
ИнструкцииBULPDF180 KB
Návod k poużitíCZEPDF171 KB
Instruktions manualDANPDF169 KB
Instruction manualENGPDF171 KB
KasutusjuhendESTPDF163 KB
KäyttöohjeFINPDF163 KB
Manuel d'instructionsFRAPDF173 KB
BetriebsanleitungGERPDF170 KB
Οδηγίες χρήσηςGREPDF181 KB
HandleidingHOLPDF171 KB
Instruction manual / BetriebsanleitungHRVPDF167 KB
Használati útmutatóHUNPDF174 KB
Manuale di istruzioniITAPDF171 KB
Lietošanas pamācībaLAVPDF169 KB
Instrukciju vadovasLITPDF170 KB
Instrukcja obsługiPOLPDF173 KB
Manual de instruçõesPORPDF172 KB
Manual de utilizareRONPDF174 KB
Návod na poużitieSLKPDF172 KB
Navodila za uporaboSLVPDF168 KB
Manual de instruccionesSPAPDF234 KB
ManualSWEPDF167 KB

CAD+CAE: NCN3-F31K2-N4-B13-S

CADFile TypeFile Size
3-D model in IGS format / 3-D-Modell im IGS-FormatIGS15247 KB
3-D model in STP format / 3-D-Modell im STP-FormatSTP5954 KB

Approvals+Certificates: NCN3-F31K2-N4-B13-S

Statements of complianceCertificate No.File TypeFile Size
EU-Declaration of conformity / EU-KonformitätserklärungDOC-3894PDF290 KB
Canada USA UL Hazardous LocationE501628:1:5PDF405 KB
Canada USA UL Ordinary Location20181115-E87056PDF343 KB
EU TUV Rheinland ATEX ia 2G, 1G, 1D s. certificateTÜV 17 ATEX 8125 XPDF4229 KB
Europe Pepperl+Fuchs Certificate ATEX Category 3PF13CERT2895XPDF495 KB
Worldwide Pepperl+Fuchs Functional Safety AssessmentCERT-4847PDF356 KB
Worldwide TUV Rheinland IECEx iaIECEx TUR 17.0055XLINK---
Control drawings
Control drawing UL / Control drawing UL   PDF270 KB

Associated Products: NCN3-F31K2-N4-B13-S

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