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AS-Interface sensor module VBA-4E-G16-ZEJ

  • Compact design
  • Connections via round connector
  • AS-Interface connection via M12 metal threaded insert with SPEEDCON
  • Function display for bus and inputs
  • Degree of protection IP67 / IP68 / IP69K
  • Inputs for 2- and 3-wire sensors
  • Supply for inputs from AS-Interface
  • Communication monitoring
  • Detection of overload on sensor supply

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 or Pepperl+Fuchs AG, also apply to Pepperl+Fuchs SE.

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Datasheet excerpt: Technical data of  VBA-4E-G16-ZEJ

Product Description
G16 compact module
4 inputs (PNP)
General specifications
Node typeA/B node
AS-Interface specificationV3.0
Required gateway specification≥ V2.1
UL File NumberE223772
Functional safety related parameters
MTTFd390 a
Mission Time (TM)20 a
Diagnostic Coverage (DC)0 %
Indicators/operating means
LED PWR/FAULTStatus display; multi-colour LED
Green: normal operation
Red: communication fault
Flashing yellow/red: address 0
Flashing green/red: sensor supply overload
LED INswitching state (input); 4 LED yellow
Electrical specifications
Rated operating voltage26.5 ... 31.6 V from AS-Interface
Rated operating current≤ 40 mA (without sensors) / max. 240 mA
Protection classIII
Surge protectionUe: Over voltage category III, safe isolated power supplies (PELV)
Number/Type4 inputs for 2- or 3-wire sensors (PNP), DC
Supplyfrom AS-Interface
Voltage21 ... 31 V
Current loading capacity≤ 200 mA (TB ≤ 40 °C),
≤ 150 mA (TB ≤ 70 °C), overload-proof 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
Emitted interferenceEN 61000-6-4:2007
AS-InterfaceEN 62026-2:2013
Noise immunityEN 61000-6-2:2005 EN 62026-2:2013
Programming instructions
IO code0
ID codeA
ID1 code7
ID2 code0
Data bits (function via AS-Interface)InputOutput
D0 IN1 -
D1 IN2 -
D2 IN3 -
D3 IN4 -
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, 11 ms in 6 spatial directions 3 shocks
10 g, 16 ms in 6 spatial directions 1000 shocks
Vibration resistance0.75 mm 10 ... 57 Hz , 5 g 57 ... 150 Hz, 20 cycles
Pollution degree3
Mechanical specifications
Degree of protectionIP67 / IP68 / IP69k
ConnectionAS-Interface: M12 x 1 quick disconnect
actuators: M8 x 1 quick disconnect
Mass100 g
Tightening torque, cable gland0.4 Nm (M12 connector),
0.2 Nm (M8 connector)
Mountingscrew mounting


ECLASS 11.027242604
ECLASS 10.0.127242604
ECLASS 9.027242604
ECLASS 8.027242604
ECLASS 5.127242604
ETIM 8.0EC001599
ETIM 7.0EC001599
ETIM 6.0EC001599
ETIM 5.0EC001599
UNSPSC 12.139121535

Documents: VBA-4E-G16-ZEJ

Instruction leafletsLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Instruction leaflet / Beipackzettel ALLPDF552 KB

Approvals+Certificates: VBA-4E-G16-ZEJ

Statements of complianceCertificate No.File TypeFile Size
EU-Declaration of conformity / EU-KonformitätserklärungDOC-0983BPDF162 KB
US CA ULE223772LINK---
Worldwide AS-International Association AS-Interface76301PDF587 KB

Associated Products: VBA-4E-G16-ZEJ


AS-Interface Handheld with accessoryfa
Blind plug for M8 socketsfa

Function: VBA-4E-G16-ZEJ

The VBA-4E-G16-ZEJ is an AS-Interface compact module with 4 inputs. 2- and 3-wire sensors as well as mechanical contacts can be connected to the plus switching electronic inputs.

The particularly slim design with 30 mm is ideally suited for the common profile widths with simple sliding block mounting or screw fitting in narrow shafts. To guarantee the protection category the electronics is compound-filled.

All module connections are implemented with metal inserts for high stability. The connection to the AS-Interface cable is achieved via a M12 x 1 circular connector with SPEEDCON quick locking option. The advantage of the plug-connection is that no separate base is required. For addressing a standard cable with M12 x 1 screw connections can also be used. The connections to the sensors are made via M8 x 1 screw connections.

The inputs and the connected sensors are supplied via the internal power supply of the module (from AS-Interface).

To indicate the current switching state there is an LED for each channel fitted to the top of the module.

An LED to indicate the AS-Interface voltage, to monitor the AS-Interface communication, and to indicate that the module has an address of 0, is also available.

The module can be fitted in any position using two screws.

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