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AS-Interface sensor module VBA-4E4E-G12-ZAJ

  • A/B node with extended addressing possibility for up to 62 nodes
  • 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
  • Communication monitoring, configurable
  • Inputs for 2-, 3-, and 4-wire sensors
  • DIN rail mounting
  • AS-Interface certificate
  • Automatic addressing with latest masters in the event of replacement

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-4E4E-G12-ZAJ

Product Description
G12 flat module
2 x 4 inputs (PNP)
General specifications
Node typeDouble A/B slave
AS-Interface specificationV3.0
Required gateway specification≥ V2.1
UL File NumberE223772
Functional safety related parameters
MTTFd60 a
Mission Time (TM)20 a
Diagnostic Coverage (DC)0 %
Indicators/operating means
LED PWR/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 voltage26.5 ... 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) derived from mains up to 300 V AC line-to-neutral
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
Voltage21 ... 31 V
Current loading capacity≤ 200 mA, overload and short-circuit protected
Input current≤ 8 mA (limited internally)
Switching pointaccording to DIN EN 61131-2 (Type 2)
0 (unattenuated)≤ 2 mA
1 (attenuated)≥ 6 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 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, 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
inputs: M12 round connector
Mass230 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
UNSPSC 12.139121535

Documents: VBA-4E4E-G12-ZAJ

Instruction leafletsLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Instruction leaflet / Beipackzettel ALLPDF1142 KB
Instruction manuals
Mounting Instruction G12 ModulesENGPDF176 KB
Montageanleitung G12 ModuleGERPDF173 KB


CADFile TypeFile Size
3-D model / 3-D-ModellSTP5376 KB
CAD Portal / CAD PortalLINK---

Approvals+Certificates: VBA-4E4E-G12-ZAJ

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

Associated Products: VBA-4E4E-G12-ZAJ


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Function: VBA-4E4E-G12-ZAJ

The VBA-4E4E-G12-ZAJ is an AS-Interface input module with 8 inputs. The input 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 one-piece enclosure makes fast mounting possible completely without the use of tools as well as easy removal also without the use of tools. The stainless steel half shell and cast enclosure ensure maximum durability and a high degree of protection.

Connection to the AS-Interface line is achieved through insulation-piercing technology into the laid flat cable. Accordingly, the flat cable can be turned in two directions for the application.

Metal inserts ensure that all connections to the inputs are made with a high degree of stability. The connections to the sensorsaremade via an M12 x 1 round plug connector with the option with SPEEDCON technology.

The supply to the inputs and the connected sensors is fed from the internal supply of the module (from AS-Interface).

An LED, which is attached to the top of the module, is available to display the current switching state of every input.

A dual LED to indicate the particular AS-Interface voltage and the display, which has the module address 0, is available, and another dual LED indicates errors in the relevant ASInterface communication and peripheral errors. The input module has a dual addressing jack.

This module can be mounted in any position with three screws or snapped onto a standard DIN rail with the stainless steel bracket.

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