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AS-Interface printed circuit board module VBA-4E4A-CB10-ZEJ/E0J-FL

  • Integrated communication monitoring function
  • Outputs short-circuit and overload proof
  • Supply of the inputs and the outputs from AS-Interface
  • Function display for bus, inputs and outputs
  • Connection via lead

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  VBA-4E4A-CB10-ZEJ/E0J-FL

Product Description
Printed circuit board module
4 inputs/4 outputs
General specifications
Slave typeA/B slave
AS-Interface specificationV3.0
Required master specification≥ V3.0
UL File NumberE223772
MTBF267 a
Indicators/operating means
LED FAULTerror display; LED red
red: communication error or address is 0
red flashing: overload of outputs
LED PWRAS-Interface voltage; green LED
green: voltage OK
flashing green: address 0
LED INswitching state (input); 4 LED yellow
LED OUTSwitching state (output); 4 LED yellow
Electrical specifications
Rated operating voltage26.5 ... 31.6 V from AS-Interface (PELV)
Rated operating current≤ 40 mA (without inputs/outputs)/max. 160 mA
Protection classIII
Surge protectionUe: overvoltage category II, safe isolated power supplies (PELV)
Number/Type4 inputs for mechanical contacts or 3-wire sensors (PNP), DC
Supplyfrom AS-Interface
Voltage12 ... 31 V
Current loading capacity≤ 100 mA Total including output current, overload and short-circuit proof
Input current≤ 4 mA (limited internally)
Switching point
0 (unattenuated)≤ 0.15 mA
1 (attenuated)≥ 1.3 mA
Signal delay< 1 ms (input/AS-Interface)
Number/Type4 electronic outputs, NPN, overload proof and short-circuit proof
Supplyfrom AS-Interface
Current≤ 100 mA per output, ≤ 100 mA in total, including input supply
Voltage12 ... 31 V
Usage categoryDC-1 "general use" (ohmic and weak inductive loads in accordance with IEC 60947)
Directive conformity
Electromagnetic compatibility
Directive 2014/30/EUEN 62026-2:2013
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, EN 61326-1:2006, EN 62026-2:2013
Programming instructions
IO code7
ID codeA
ID1 code7
ID2 code7
Data bits (function via AS-Interface) input output
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
Approvals and certificates
UL approvalProtection class IP20 is not included in the UL approval. The protection class is tested by Pepper+Fuchs.
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 resistance0.35 mm 10 ... 57 Hz , 5 g, 57 Hz ... 150 Hz, 10 cycles
Pollution degree2
Mechanical specifications
Degree of protectionIP20 according to EN 60529
Connection200 mm, PVC cable 0.5 mm2
HousingPolyamide hot-melt adhesive
Mass33 g
NoteThis device is maintenance-free. If the device is used in a manner not specified by the manufaturer, the protection provided by the device may be impaired.

Approvals+Certificates: VBA-4E4A-CB10-ZEJ/E0J-FL

Statements of complianceCertificate No.File TypeFile Size
EU-Declaration of conformity / EU-KonformitätserklärungDOC-4289PDF259 KB
Worldwide AS-International Association AS-InterfaceZU 128702PDF137 KB

Function: VBA-4E4A-CB10-ZEJ/E0J-FL

The AS-Interface connecting module is ideal for integrating custom electronics, such as illuminated pushbuttons or LED lights. The PCB is supplied with power entirely via AS-Interface. The inputs and outputs are resistant to short circuits and overloading. The display and control elements and AS-Interface are connected via cable strands.

A signal indicating an overload of the outputs is transmitted to the AS-Interface master via the "peripheral fault" function. The communication via AS-Interface remains unaffected.


A communication monitoring function is integrated into the system. This function disconnects the outputs from the power supply when no communication is taking place on the AS-Interface line.

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