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FOUNDATION Fieldbus Modular I/O FF MIO

  • For 20 analog or 40 digital channels
  • Sensors in Zone 0/Div. 1 (depending on module assembly)
  • Installation in Zone 2, Div. 2 or safe area
  • HART communication via service bus
  • For FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1
  • Configured via the process control system
  • Non-volatile memory for configuration and parameter settings
  • Quick communication set-up
  • Permanently self-monitoring
  • Outputs drive to safe state in case of failures
  • Module can be exchanged under voltage

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  FF MIO

Connectionbackplane LB9035A
Rated voltage24 V DC
Power consumptionmax. 39 W , available output power for Zone 2 applications 5 W (5V), 20 W (12V), else 5 W (5V), 35 W (12V)
Auxiliary energy24 V DC
Trunk load 10 mA according to FF standard.
Fieldbus interface
Connectionplug-in screw connector on the backplane
Baud rate31.25 kBit/s , MBP
ProtocolH1 to IEC 1158-2
Station connectiondirectly at the trunk or via spur protector
Number of stations per bus line1 or 2, depending on the required response times
Number of channels per stationmax. 20 analog, max. 40 digital
Bus lengthmax. 1900 m
(must not be exceeded by the sum of all trunk and spur lines)
Spur lengthmax. 120 m
(depending on the number of field devices. Modular I/O station = 1 field device)
Addressingvia PCS (software)
LED indicatorCom unit LB8110*:
LED green (power supply): on = operating, fast flash = cold start
LED red (collective alarm): on = internal fault, flashing = no fieldbus
LED yellow (operating mode): flashing = active
Power supply LB9006C:
LED green (power supply): off in case of loss of 24 V or 12 V or 5 V
I/O modules (refer to the table with compatible modules for order codes):
Power LED green: supply
Diagnostic LED red: module fault, red flashing: communication error
Status LED red: line fault
Status LED yellow: signal (Live Zero status)
Directive conformity
Electromagnetic compatibility
Directive 2004/108/ECEN 61326-1
Degree of protectionIEC 60529
Ambient conditions
Ambient temperature-20 ... 60 °C (-4 ... 140 °F)
Mechanical specifications
Degree of protectionIP20
Dimensions275 x 127 mm (10.8 x 5 inch)
Data for application in connection with hazardous areas
Statement of conformityPF 08 CERT 1234 X
Group, category, type of protection, temperature classEx-Hexagon II 3 G Ex nA IIC T4
Directive conformity
Directive 94/9/ECEN 60079-0 , EN 60079-15

Documents: FF MIO

ManualsLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Manual LB HardwareENGPDF6465 KB
Handbuch LB-HardwareGERPDF3892 KB

Associated Products: FF MIO

For Remote I/O systems, Frame application, like e. g. PACTware, must be installed separatelypa

Function: FF MIO

FF Modular I/O connects conventional field signals to FOUNDATION Fieldbus H1. It makes use of established reliable hardware and employs standard FF multi-function blocks. It supports NAMUR or switch type inputs as well as solenoid outputs, temperature signals or supply circuits for 2- or 4-wire transmitters, proportional valves and positioners. In contrast to dedicated digital input devices the FF Modular I/O combines analog and digital I/O in one device.

The modular approach enables a very compact solution, offering up to 40 digital, or 20 analog, or any combination of analog and digital inputs and outputs. The FF Modular I/O is installed locally near the instrumentation. The fieldbus cable serves as backbone. A selection of housing materials and accessories enables installation in Zone 2, Zone 22, Div. 2, or safe area.

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