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AS-Interface safety module VBA-4E1A-KE3-ZEJ/SR

  • Several safe output modules grouped to form a release circuit
  • 2 galvanically isolated contact banks
  • 4 conventional inputs, 1 of which can be switched as a protective feedback circuit
  • SIL3 (IEC 61508)
  • Addressing jack
  • Occupies one complete address for the safe output and one A/B address for the 4 inputs

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-4E1A-KE3-ZEJ/SR

Product Description
KE3 control cabinet module
4 inputs, 1 control-safe relay output
General specifications
Slave typeA/B slave
AS-Interface specificationV2.1
Required master specification≥ V2.1
UL File NumberE223772
Functional safety related parameters
Safety Integrity Level (SIL)SIL 3
Performance level (PL)PL e
Indicators/operating means
LED FAULTerror display; LED red
red: communication error
LED PWRAS-Interface voltage; LED green
LED INswitching state (input); 4 LED yellow
LED OUTFor flashing patterns see diagnostics table
LED ALARMPLC reports alarm; red LED
Electrical specifications
Auxiliary voltage (input)12 ... 30 V DC PELV
Rated operating voltage26.5 ... 31.6 V from AS-Interface
Rated operating current≤ 30 mA (without sensors) / max. 200 mA
Protection classIII
Surge protectionUEXT, Ue: 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 DC
Current loading capacity≤ 90 mA, overload- and short-circuit proof (INT)
Input current≤ 8 mA (limited internally)
Sensor supply≤ 90 mA
Switching pointaccording to DIN EN 61131-2 (Type 2)
0 (unattenuated)≤ 2 mA
1 (attenuated)≥ 4 mA
Signal delay< 2 ms (input/AS-Interface)
Signal frequency≤ 250 Hz
Number/Type1 safety relay output
Supplyfrom AS-Interface
Nominal load
Per contact3 A / 24 V DC; 3 A / 230 V AC
Usage categoryDC-13 and AC-15
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
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 code7
ID codeA
ID1 code5 (Can be changed to 7 or F)
ID2 codeE
Data bits (function via AS-Interface) input output
Diagnosis (see table Device colors)
D1 E1 OUT1 (see P1)
D2 E2 -
D3 E3 = 1.Y1 -
Parameter bits (programmable via AS-i)function
P0not used
P1Output linkage:
P1 = 1: safe output switches on release.
P1 = 0: safe output switches on release and OUT1=1
not used
ID1=7 or F
P2 = 0 IN3 is input
P2 = 1 IN3 notifies of release
P3not used
Ambient conditions
Ambient temperature0 ... 55 °C (32 ... 131 °F)
Storage temperature-25 ... 85 °C (-13 ... 185 °F)
Mechanical specifications
Degree of protectionIP20
Connectionremovable terminals
rated connection capacity:
rigid/flexible (with and without wire-end ferrules): 0.25 mm2 ... 2.5 mm2
for multiple-wire connection with two wires of equal cross-section:
flexible with twin wire-end ferrules: 0.5 mm2 ... 1.5 mm2
HousingPA 66-FR
MountingDIN mounting rail

Documents: VBA-4E1A-KE3-ZEJ/SR

ManualsLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Instruction manuals
Instruction Manual VBA-4E1A-KE3-ZEJ/SR / Betriebsanleitung VBA-4E1A-KE3-ZEJ/SRALLPDF2862 KB
Short instructions, safety information
Mounting Instruction VBA-4E1A-KE3-ZEJ/SR / Montageanleitung VBA-4E1A-KE3-ZEJ/SRALLPDF969 KB

Approvals+Certificates: VBA-4E1A-KE3-ZEJ/SR

Statements of complianceCertificate No.File TypeFile Size
EU-Declaration of conformity / EU-KonformitätserklärungDOC-2489DPDF268 KB
EU TUV Nord Functional Safety44 205 16000804PDF66 KB
US CA ULE223772LINK---

Software: VBA-4E1A-KE3-ZEJ/SR

Software ToolsRelease InfoFile TypeFile Size
SISTEMA Library AS-Interface Safety / SISTEMA-Bibliothek AS-Interface SafetyZIP622 KB

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