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AS-Interface sensor module VBA-4E-G4-ZE

  • Degree of protection IP67
  • A/B node with extended addressing possibility for up to 62 nodes
  • Flat or round cable connection (via standardized EMS base, not included with delivery)
  • Cable piercing method for flat cable
  • Inputs for 2- and 3-wire sensors
  • Power supply of inputs from the module
  • Function display for bus and inputs
  • LED indicator for 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-G4-ZE

Product Description
G4 module IP67
4 inputs (PNP)
General specifications
Node typeA/B node
AS-Interface specificationV2.1
Required gateway specification≥ V2.0
UL File NumberE223772
Indicators/operating means
LED PWR/FAULTdual LED green/red
green: AS-Interface voltage
red: communication error or address 0
green/red flashing: overload sensor supply
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. 190 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≤ 150 mA (TB ≤ 40 °C),
≤ 120 mA (TB ≤ 60 °C), short-circuit protected
Input current≤ 8 mA (limited internally)
Switching pointaccording to DIN EN 61131-2 (Type 2)
0 (unattenuated)≤ 2 mA
1 (attenuated)≥ 4 mA
Directive conformity
Electromagnetic compatibility
Directive 2014/30/EUEN 62026-2:2013 EN 61000-6-2:2001 EN 61000-6-4:2001
Standard conformity
Degree of protectionEN 60529:2000
InputEN 61131-2:2007
Emitted interferenceEN 61000-6-4:2001
AS-InterfaceEN 62026-2:2013
Noise immunityEN 61000-6-2:2001
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
P1not used
P2not used
P3not used
Ambient conditions
Ambient temperature-25 ... 60 °C (-13 ... 140 °F)
Storage temperature-25 ... 85 °C (-13 ... 185 °F)
Relative humidity85 % , noncondensing
Climatic conditionsFor indoor use only
Altitude≤ 2000 m above MSL
Pollution degree3
Mechanical specifications
Degree of protectionIP67
Connectioncable piercing method or terminal compartment
yellow flat cable or standard round cable
inputs: M12 x 1.5 cable gland and cage tension spring terminals
HousingPA 6 GF30
Mass180 g
Tightening torque, housing screws0.8 Nm
MountingDIN rail or screw 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-G4-ZE

Instruction leafletsLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Instruction leaflet / Beipackzettel ALLPDF174 KB


CADFile TypeFile Size
3-D model / 3-D-ModellSTP2960 KB
CAD Portal / CAD PortalLINK---

Approvals+Certificates: VBA-4E-G4-ZE

Statements of complianceCertificate No.File TypeFile Size
EU-Declaration of conformity / EU-KonformitätserklärungDOC-1008CPDF164 KB
AS-Interface48201PDF162 KB
US CA ULE223772LINK---
Worldwide AS-International Association AS-Interface48201PDF590 KB

Associated Products: VBA-4E-G4-ZE

Matching System Components
AS-Interface module mounting base for connection to flat cable (AS-Interface)fa
AS-Interface module mounting base for connection to round cable (AS-Interface)fa
Blind plug M12fa

Function: VBA-4E-G4-ZE

The VBA-4E-G4-ZE AS-Interface coupling module is a G4 module with 4 inputs. Mechanical contacts and 2- and 3-wire sensors can be connected to the inputs. The sensors are supplied via the module.

The IP67 rated G4 module is especially suitable for rough conditions. Sensors attach to cable glands and cage tension spring terminals thus making the installation especially user-friendly. For pre-addressing the module it can be plugged directly onto the adapter of the hand-held programming device VBP-HH1.

The current switching state of each channel is indicated by an LED, located on the module's top side.

Both flat and round cables can be used for the connection of the AS-Interface transmission line. Use the U-G1F base or the U-G1FF base for the AS-Interface flat cable. The standardized EMS interface, uses the cable piercing method to connect the AS-Interface cable. The U-G1F base can also be used as IP67 AS-Interface distribution box. The U-G1FF base should be used, when modules with outputs are mounted in series with the module. The flat cable for external power supply can be placed in this base. The module does not access the supply line.

Use the U-G1P or the U-G1PP base for a round cable.These bases have the same functionality as the U-G1F or the U-G1FF bases.


An overloading of the internal input supply is signalled to the AS-Interface master via the "Peripheral fault" function. Communication via the AS-Interface remains intact.

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