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AS-Interface sensor/actuator module VBA-4E4A-G16-ZEJ/E2L

  • Compact design
  • Connections via round connector
  • AS-Interface connection via M12 metal threaded insert with SPEEDCON
  • Function display for bus, ext. auxiliary voltage, inputs and outputs
  • Degree of protection IP67 / IP68 / IP69K
  • Inputs for 2- and 3-wire sensors
  • Supply for inputs from AS-Interface
  • Power supply of outputs from the external auxiliary voltage
  • Communication monitoring
  • Detection of overload on sensor supply
  • Detection of output overload with LED per channel

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-4E4A-G16-ZEJ/E2L

Product Description
G16 compact module, 4 inputs (PNP) and 4 electronic outputs
General specifications
Node typeA/B node
AS-Interface specificationV3.0
Required gateway specification≥ V3.0
IO code7
ID codeA
ID1 code7
ID2 code7
UL File NumberE223772
Indicators/operating means
LED PWR/FAULTStatus display; multi-colour LED
Green: normal operation
Red: communication fault
Flashing yellow/red: address 0
Flashing green/red: sensor supply or output overload
LED AUXext. auxiliary voltage UAUX; dual LED green/red
green: voltage OK
red: reverse voltage
LED INswitching state (input); 4 LED yellow
LED OUTSwitching status (output); 4 yellow/red LEDs
Yellow: output active
Red: output overload
Electrical specifications
Auxiliary voltage (output)20 ... 30 V DC PELV
Rated operating voltage26.5 ... 31.6 V from AS-Interface
Rated operating current≤ 40 mA (without sensors) / max. 240 mA
Protection classIII
Surge protectionUAUX, Uin: 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≤ 200 mA (TB ≤ 40 °C),
≤ 150 mA (TB ≤ 70 °C), overload-proof and short-circuit protected
Input current≤ 9 mA (limited internally)
Switching pointaccording to DIN EN 61131-2 (Type 2)
0 (unattenuated)≤ 3 mA
1 (attenuated)≥ 5 mA
Signal delay< 1 ms (input/AS-Interface)
Number/Type4 electronic outputs, PNP, overload and short-circuit proof
Supplyfrom external auxiliary voltage UAUX
Voltage≥ (UAUX - 0.5 V)
Current1 A per output
Usage categoryDC-13
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
Fieldbus standardEN 62026-2:2013
InputEN 61131-2
Emitted interferenceEN 61000-6-4:2007
AS-InterfaceEN 62026-2:2013
Noise immunityEN 61000-6-2:2005 EN 62026-2:2013
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 resistance0.75 mm 10 ... 57 Hz , 5 g 57 ... 150 Hz, 20 cycles
Pollution degree3
Mechanical specifications
Degree of protectionIP67 / IP68 / IP69k
ConnectionAS-Interface and auxiliary voltage: M12 x 1 round connector
sensors/actuators: M8 x 1 round connector
Mass150 g
Tightening torque, cable gland0.4 Nm (M12 connector),
0.2 Nm (M8 connector)
Height29.35 mm
Width30 mm
Length143 mm
Mountingscrew mounting


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-4E4A-G16-ZEJ/E2L


The VBA-4E4A-G16-ZEJ/E2L is an AS-Interface compact module with 4 inputs and 4 outputs. 2- and 3-wire sensors as well as mechanical contacts can be connected to the plus switching electronic inputs. The outputs are electronic outputs which can be energized with max. 1 A per output.

The particularly slim design with 30 mm is ideally suited for the common profile widths with simple sliding block mounting or screw fitting in narrow shafts. To guarantee the protection category the electronics is compound-filled.

All module connections are implemented with metal inserts for high stability. The connection to the AS-Interface cable and to the external power supply is achieved via a M12 x 1 circular connector with SPEEDCON quick locking option. The advantage of the plug-connection is that no separate base is required. For addressing a standard cable with M12 x 1 screw connections can also be used. The connections to the sensors/actuators are made via M8 x 1 screw connections.

The inputs and the connected sensors are supplied from the internal power supply of the module (from AS-Interface), the outputs and the connected actuators via an external power source (AUX).

To indicate the current switching state there is an LED for each channel fitted to the top of the module. The outputs are protected against overload and short circuit, an output overload is indicated via an LED per channel.

An LED to indicate the AS-Interface voltage, to monitor the AS-Interface communication, and to indicate that the module has an address of 0, is also available. Another LED indicates the external power supply (AUX).

The module can be fitted in any position using two screws.

An output overload is reported to the AS-Interface master via the function "periphery fault". The communcation with the AS-Interface remains intact.

Product Documentation: VBA-4E4A-G16-ZEJ/E2L

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Instruction leaflet / BeipackzettelALLPDF1012 KB

Design / Simulation: VBA-4E4A-G16-ZEJ/E2L

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Approvals: VBA-4E4A-G16-ZEJ/E2L

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CertificatesCertificate No.LanguageFile TypeFile Size
Canada, USA ULCoC 20141115-E223772ALLPDF342 KB
Worldwide AS-International Association AS-Interface77902ALLPDF590 KB
Declaration of Conformity
EU Declaration of Conformity (P+F) / EU-Konformitäterklärung (P+F)DOC-0983CALLPDF115 KB

Associated Products: VBA-4E4A-G16-ZEJ/E2L


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