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AS-Interface gateway VBG-PN-K20-D

  • Gateway compliant with AS-Interface specification 3.0
  • Connection to PROFINET IO
  • Fault diagnosis via LEDs and grafic display
  • Easy commissioning by graphic display
  • AS-Interface monitor or extended AS-Interface diagnostic read via display
  • Dublicate addressing detection
  • Earth fault detection
  • AS-Interface noise detection
  • All AS-Interface functions possible via Ethernet
  • Commissioning, locally on the gateway or via AS-i Control Tools software
  • Ethernet diagnostic interface

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  VBG-PN-K20-D

Product Description
PROFINET Gateway with integrated switch
General specifications
AS-Interface specificationV3.0
Duplicate address detectionfrom AS-Interface slaves
Earth fault detectionintegrated
EMC monitoringintegrated
Diagnostics functionExtended function via display
UL File NumberE223772 only from low voltage, limited energy source (SELV or PELV) or listed Class 2 source
Functional safety related parameters
MTTFd105 a at 30 °C
Indicators/operating means
DisplayIlluminated graphical LC display for addressing and error messages
LED ETHERNETethernet active; LED green
LED AS-i ACTIVEAS-Interface operation normal; LED green
LED CONFIG ERRconfiguration error; LED red
LED PRG ENABLEautom. programming; LED green
LED POWERvoltage ON; LED green
LED PRJ MODEprojecting mode active; LED yellow
LED U AS-iAS-Interface voltage; LED green
Switch SETSelection and setting of a slave address
OK buttonMode selection traditional-graphical/confirmation
Button MODEMode selection PRJ-operation/save configuration/cursor
ESC buttonMode selection traditional-graphical/cancel
Electrical specifications
Insulation voltage≥ 500 V
Rated operating voltagefrom AS-Interface
Rated operating current≤ 300 mA from AS-Interface
Interface 1
Interface typePROFINET I / O device (IRT)
Physical 2 x RJ-45
ProtocolMedia Redundancy Protocol (MRP)
Transfer rate10 MBit/s / 100 MBit/s , Automatic baud rate detection
Interface 2
Interface typeRS 232, serial
Diagnostic Interface
Transfer rate19,2 kBit/s
Interface 3
Interface typeChip card slot
AS-Interfaceremovable spring clamp terminals
Directive conformity
Electromagnetic compatibility
Directive 2014/30/EUEN 62026-2:2013 EN 61000-6-2:2005, EN 61000-6-4:2007
Standard conformity
Electromagnetic compatibilityEN 61000-6-2:2005, EN 61000-6-4:2007
Degree of protectionEN 60529:2000
AS-InterfaceEN 62026-2:2013
StandardsEN 61000-6-2:2005, EN 61000-6-4:2007
Approvals and certificates
EAC conformityTR CU 020/2011
UL approvalAn isolated source with a secondary open circuit voltage of ≤ 30 VDC with a 3 A maximum over current protection. Over current protection is not required when a Class 2 source is employed.
UL mark does not provide UL certification for any functional safety rating or aspects of the device.
Ambient conditions
Ambient temperature0 ... 55 °C (32 ... 131 °F)
Storage temperature-25 ... 85 °C (-13 ... 185 °F)
Mechanical specifications
Degree of protectionIP20
Mass500 g
Construction typeLow profile housing , Stainless steel

Approvals+Certificates: VBG-PN-K20-D

Statements of complianceCertificate No.File TypeFile Size
EU-Declaration of conformity / EU-KonformitätserklärungDOC-2450APDF163 KB
AS-International Association AS-InterfaceZU124701PDF109 KB
Russia TUV GOST-R101-KC/542PDF90 KB
US CA ULE223772LINK---
Worldwide AS-International Association AS-InterfaceZU93401PDF606 KB
Worldwide AS-International Association AS-Interface75901PDF629 KB

Commissioning: VBG-PN-K20-D

Commissioning examplesLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Commissioning display modeENGPDF96 KB
Inbetriebnahme Display-ModusGERPDF148 KB

Software: VBG-PN-K20-D

DriversRelease InfoFile TypeFile Size
multi-purpose GSDML file / multifunktions GSDML-Datei08/2014ZIP26 KB

Associated Products: VBG-PN-K20-D

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