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AS-Interface I/O module VBA-4E3A-G20-ZEL/M1L-P6

  • A/B node with extended addressing possibility for up to 62 nodes
  • Inputs for 3-wire sensors
  • Outputs for DC roller motors (drum motors)
  • Connection of motors and sensors via M8 connectors
  • Configurable start/stop ramps
  • Communication monitoring
  • Power supply of the inputs and outputs from the external auxiliary voltage
  • Function display for bus, external auxiliary voltage, in- and outputs
  • Cable piercing method with gold plated contact pins

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-4E3A-G20-ZEL/M1L-P6

Product Description
G20 motor control module for Interroll EC310, Interroll EC5000 24V AI, Rulmeca BL3, Itoh Denki PM500XK, Itoh Denki PM500XC, PULSEROLLER Senergy-IDC
General specifications
Node typeA/B node
AS-Interface specificationV3.0
Required gateway specification≥ V2.1
IO code7
ID codeA
ID1 code6
ID2 codeE
UL File NumberE223772 "For use in NFPA 79 Applications only"
MTBF98 a
Compatible roller motorsInterroll EC310, Interroll EC5000 24V AI (20W / 35W / 50W), Rulmeca BL3, Itoh Denki PM500XK, Itoh Denki PM500XC , PULSEROLLER Senergy-IDC
Indicators/operating means
LED FAULTerror display; LED red
red: communication error or address is 0
red flashing: overload of sensor supply or external auxiliary voltage UAUX missing
LED ERRMotor fault: 2 LED yellow
LED PWRAS-Interface voltage; green LED
green: voltage OK
green flashing: address 0 or sensor supply overload or external auxiliary voltage UAUX missing
LED AUXext. auxiliary voltage UAUX; dual LED green/red
green: voltage OK
red: reverse voltage
LED INswitching state (input); 2 LED yellow
LED FUSEMotor power supply; 2 green LEDs
LED DIRMotor rotation direction; yellow LED
LED MOTMotor active; 2 yellow LEDs
Electrical specifications
Auxiliary voltage (output)18 ... 30 VDC PELV
Rated operating voltage26.5 ... 31.6 V from AS-Interface
Rated operating current≤ 35 mA
Number/Type2 Inputs for 3-wire sensors (PNP), DC
Supplyfrom external auxiliary voltage UAUX
Current loading capacity500 mA , overload and short-circuit protected
Input current≤ 8 mA (limited internally)
Switching pointaccording to DIN EN 61131-2
0 (undamped) ≤ 0.5 mA
1 (damped) ≥ 2.0 mA
Signal delay< 1 ms (input/AS-Interface)
Input filter2 ms
Number/Type2 outputs for DC roller motors (MOT1, MOT2)
Supplyfrom external auxiliary voltage UAUX
Current3.5 A continuous current , 5 A (<2 s) , max. 7.5 A (<0,3 s) per motor
Overload protectionFuse 5 A, I2t = 53.7 A2s per motor
Velocity signal1.4 … 13 V at no-load
Ri = 5.6 kΩ, RLOAD ≥ 35 kΩ
Control via parameter P2:0
Rotation direction signalOff / ≥ (UAUX - 1.0 V) at no-load
Ri = 5.6 kΩ, RLOAD ≥ 5 kΩ
AS-Interface data bit D2 = 0: UD = Off
Motor faultDigital input NPN, U0 = 3.3 V, Ri = 52 kΩ
0 (no error) ≥ 40 µA
1 (error) ≤ 30 µA
Directive conformity
Electromagnetic compatibility
Directive 2014/30/EUEN 62026-2:2013
Standard conformity
Degree of protectionEN 60529:2000
Fieldbus standardEN 62026-2:2013
InputEN 61131-2:2007
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
Ambient conditions
Ambient temperature-25 ... 60 °C (-13 ... 140 °F)
Storage temperature-30 ... 85 °C (-22 ... 185 °F)
Mechanical specifications
Degree of protectionIP54 according to EN 60529
ConnectionAS-Interface, AUX: Insulation piercing technology
Yellow flat cable/black flat cable
Inputs/outputs: M8 round plug connector in accordance with EN 61076-2-104
Inputs: LF004-GS1-A (4-pin, bushing contacts, screw lock, A-coded)
Matching connector: LM004-Gx1-A or similar
Outputs: NF005-SS1-B (5-pin, bushing contacts, snap lock, B-coded).
Matching connector: NM005-Sx1-B or similar
Mass220 g
Height27.5 mm
Width135.5 mm
Length54 mm
Mounting2 clips with ∅ 8 mm drill hole
Cable length0.35 m
NoteThe flat cable routing is designed for 100 actuation cycles


ECLASS 13.027242604
ECLASS 12.027242604
ECLASS 11.027242604
ECLASS 10.0.127242604
ECLASS 9.027242604
ECLASS 8.027242604
ECLASS 5.127242604
ETIM 9.0EC001599
ETIM 8.0EC001599
ETIM 7.0EC001599
ETIM 6.0EC001599
ETIM 5.0EC001599
UNSPSC 12.139121535

Details: VBA-4E3A-G20-ZEL/M1L-P6


The AS-Interface connecting module is a field module with two sensor inputs and two electronic outputs for controlling DC roller motors of the type Interroll EC310 and Rulmeca BL3 or compatible.

The compact housing can be installed directly in support profiles or conduits.

The connection to the AS-Interface network and power supply is made using the AS-Interface flat cable and insulation-piercing technology. The pivoted flat cable guide is secured using a snap fit. No tools are required. The sensor inputs and motor outputs are connected via cable outputs with M8 round plug connectors (inputs 4-pole female cordset with knurled thumb screw, outputs 5-pole snap-on female cordset). Power for the inputs and motors is provided by the external auxiliary voltage UAUX.

The current switching state of the sensor inputs is indicated by the IN LEDs. The FUSE LEDs show that the power supply is applied to both motors. The MOT LEDs indicate when the motors are in operation (stop/operation). The DIR LED indicates the status of the rotation signal. The activation of the fault signal by a motor is displayed with the ERR LEDs.

The motors can be switched on and off individually by means of AS-Interface databits D0 and D1. D2 controls the rotation signal. The AS-Interface parameters P0 ... P2 select the voltage for the speed signal. The rotation and speed apply to both motors.

A start/stop ramp can be set for the speed signal for the controlled acceleration and stopping of the motors. The ramp duration can be selected from eight default values and can be configured over a defined sequence of data and parameters. The ramp selected in this way is saved permanently and is activated automatically after each power-on. The number of the ramp is displayed by a short flash of the ERR2, IN1, and IN2 LEDS in binary code. If the ramp number is set as 0 (no ramp), the six LEDs MOT1 to IN2 flash to show this.

The ramp is not effective if the rotation signal is switched while the motor is running. In other words, the reversal of rotation direction occurs immediately.


The communication monitor of the module deactivates the outputs if there is no communictaion between the AS-Interface and the module for more than 40 ms.

The IN1 and IN2 inputs suppress impulses of less than than 2 ms.

A signal indicating an overload of the input supply or the absence of the external auxiliary voltage is also transmitted to the AS-Interface master via the "peripheral fault" function. Communication via the AS-Interface continues.

Informative Literature: VBA-4E3A-G20-ZEL/M1L-P6

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Portfolio overview G20 modules / Portfolio-Übersicht G20-ModuleALLPDF121 KB

Product Documentation: VBA-4E3A-G20-ZEL/M1L-P6

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Instruction leaflet / BeipackzettelALLPDF225 KB
Manual VBA-4E3A-G20-ZEL/M1L-P2 and VBA-4E3A-G20-ZEL/M1L-P6ENGPDF944 KB

Design / Simulation: VBA-4E3A-G20-ZEL/M1L-P6

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Approvals: VBA-4E3A-G20-ZEL/M1L-P6

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US CA ULCoC UL-US-L223772-13-82803102-1ALLPDF175 KB
Worldwide AS-International Association AS-Interface96402ALLPDF124 KB
Declaration of Conformity
EU Declaration of Conformity (P+F) / EU-Konformitäterklärung (P+F)DOC-4822CALLPDF109 KB

Software: VBA-4E3A-G20-ZEL/M1L-P6

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Add-On Instructions for RSLogix/Studio 5000 / Add-On-Befehle für RSLogix/Studio 50004/2020ZIP23385 KB

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