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AS-Interface actuator module VAA-4A-G12-EA2L

  • One-piece housing with stainless steel base
  • Installation without tools
  • Metal threaded inserts with SPEEDCON technology
  • Flat cable connection with cable piercing technique, variable flat cable guide
  • Red LED per channel, lights up in the event of output overload
  • Communication monitoring, configurable
  • DIN rail mounting
  • AS-Interface certificate

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  VAA-4A-G12-EA2L

Product Description
G12 flat module
4 electronic outputs (PNP)
General specifications
Node typeStandard node
AS-Interface specificationV3.0
Required master specification≥ V2.1
UL File NumberE223772
Functional safety related parameters
MTTFd230 a
Mission Time (TM)20 a
Diagnostic Coverage (DC)0 %
Indicators/operating means
LED FAULTerror display; LED red
red: communication error or address is 0
red flashing: Output supply overload
LED PWRAS-Interface voltage; green LED
green: voltage OK
flashing green: address 0
LED AUXext. auxiliary voltage UAUX; dual LED green/red
green: voltage OK
red: reverse voltage
LED OUTSwitching status (output); 4 yellow/red LEDs
Yellow: output active
Red: output overload
Electrical specifications
Auxiliary voltage (output)24 V DC ± 15 % PELV
Rated operating voltage26.5 ... 31.6 V from AS-Interface
Rated operating current≤ 40 mA
Protection classIII
Surge protectionUAUX, Uin: Over voltage category III, safe isolated power supplies (PELV) derived from mains up to 300 V AC line-to-neutral
Number/Type4 electronic outputs, PNP
Supplyfrom external auxiliary voltage UAUX
Current2 A per output
6 A total (TB ≤ 40 °C)
4 A total (TB ≤ 70 °C)
Voltage≥ (UAUX - 0.5 V)
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
Emitted interferenceEN 61000-6-4:2007
AS-InterfaceEN 62026-2:2013
Noise immunityEN 61000-6-2:2005
Programming instructions
IO code8
ID code1
ID1 codeF
ID2 codeE
Data bits (function via AS-Interface) input output
D0 - OUT1
D1 - OUT2
D2 - OUT3
D3 - OUT4
Parameter bits (programmable via AS-i)function
P0communication monitoring
P0 = 1 (default settings), monitoring = ON, i.e. if communication fails, the outputs are de-energised
P0 = 0, monitoring = OFF, if communication fails, the outputs maintain their condition
P1not used
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
ConnectionCable piercing method
flat cable yellow/flat cable black
inputs/outputs: M12 round connector
Mass200 g
Tightening torque, cable gland0.4 Nm
MountingMounting plate


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

Documents: VAA-4A-G12-EA2L

Instruction leafletsLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Instruction leaflet / Beipackzettel ALLPDF558 KB
Instruction manuals
Label form / BeschriftungsformularALLPDF304 KB
Mounting Instruction G12 ModulesENGPDF176 KB
Montageanleitung G12 ModuleGERPDF173 KB

Approvals+Certificates: VAA-4A-G12-EA2L

Statements of complianceCertificate No.File TypeFile Size
EU-Declaration of conformity / EU-KonformitätserklärungDOC-0978CPDF164 KB
US CA ULE223772LINK---
Worldwide AS-International Association AS-Interface78101PDF592 KB

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Function: VAA-4A-G12-EA2L

The VAA-4A-G12-EA2L is an AS-Interface trigger module with 4 outputs. The outputs are electronic outputs which can be energized with max. 24 V DC and 2 A per output.

The solid housing permits fast mounting without tools, as well as easy removal without tools. The stainless steel shell and the cast housing ensure durability and a high type of protection.

The connection to the AS-Interface cable and to the external power supply is achieved via penetration technology in the integrated flat cable. The insert for the flat cables can be turned in 2 orientations.

All connections to the outputs are implemented via metal inserts for high stability. The connection to the actuators is achieved via an M12 x 1 circular connector with SPEEDCON quick locking option.

The supply of the outputs and the connected actuators is achieved via an external current source (AUX).

To indicate the current switching state, there is a LED for each channel fitted onto the top of the module. The outputs are protected against overload and short circuit, an output overload is indicated via one LED per channel.

A LED is available to indicate the AS-Interface voltage and that the module has an address 0. Another LED indicates errors in the AS-Interface communication, as well as periphery faults. A separate LED indicates the external power supply (AUX).

This module can be mounted in any position with 3 screws, or snapped onto the DIN rail, using the stainless steel holder.

An output overload is reported to the AS-Interface master via the function "periphery fault". The communication with the AS-Interface remains intact.

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