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AS-Interface sensor/actuator module VBA-2E2A-G4-ZE/E2

  • Degree of protection IP67
  • A/B node with extended addressing possibility for up to 62 nodes
  • Flat or round cable connection (via standardized EEMS base, not included with delivery)
  • Cable piercing method for flat cable
  • Communication monitoring
  • Inputs for 2- and 3-wire sensors
  • Power supply of outputs from the external auxiliary voltage
  • Supply for inputs from AS-Interface
  • Function display for bus, inputs and outputs
  • LED indicator for overload on sensor supply
  • Detection of output overload

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-2E2A-G4-ZE/E2

Product Description
G4 module IP67
2 inputs (PNP) and 2 electronic outputs
General specifications
Node typeA/B node
AS-Interface specificationV2.1
Required gateway specification≥ V2.1
UL File NumberE223772
Indicators/operating means
LED PWR/FAULTdual LED green/red
green: AS-Interface voltage
red: communication error or address 0
green/red flashing: overload sensor supply or outputs
LED INswitching state (input); 2 LED yellow
LED OUTSwitching state (output); 2 LED yellow
Electrical specifications
Auxiliary voltage (output)24 V DC ± 15 % PELV
Rated operating voltage26.5 ... 31.6 V from AS-Interface
Rated operating current≤ 30 mA (without sensors) / max. 140 mA
Protection classIII
Surge protectionUAUX, Uin: Over voltage category III, safe isolated power supplies (PELV)
Number/Type2 inputs for 2- or 3-wire sensors (PNP), DC
Supplyfrom AS-Interface
Voltage21 ... 31 V
Current loading capacity≤ 100 mA (TB ≤ 40 °C),
≤ 75 mA (TB ≤ 60 °C), overload-proof and short-circuit protected
Input current≤ 8 mA (limited internally)
Switching pointaccording to DIN EN 61131-2 (Type 2)
0 (unattenuated)≤ 2 mA
1 (attenuated)≥ 4 mA
Number/Type2 electronic outputs, PNP overload and short-circuit proof
Supplyfrom external auxiliary voltage UAUX
Voltage≥ (UAUX - 0.5 V)
Current1 A per output
Directive conformity
Electromagnetic compatibility
Directive 2014/30/EUEN 62026-2:2013 EN 61000-6-2:2001 EN 61000-6-4:2001
Standard conformity
Degree of protectionEN 60529:2000
InputEN 61131-2:2007
Emitted interferenceEN 61000-6-4:2001
AS-InterfaceEN 62026-2:2013
Noise immunityEN 61000-6-2:2001
Programming instructions
IO codeB
ID codeA
ID1 code7
ID2 code0
Data bits (function via AS-Interface)InputOutput
D0 - OUT1
D1 - OUT2
D2 IN3 -
D3 IN4 -
Parameter bits (programmable via AS-i)function
P0not used
P1not used
P2not used
P3not used
Ambient conditions
Ambient temperature-25 ... 60 °C (-13 ... 140 °F)
Storage temperature-25 ... 85 °C (-13 ... 185 °F)
Relative humidity85 % , noncondensing
Climatic conditionsFor indoor use only
Altitude≤ 2000 m above MSL
Pollution degree3
Mechanical specifications
Degree of protectionIP67
Connectioncable piercing method or terminal compartment
yellow flat cable/black flat cable or standard round cable
inputs/outputs:M12 x 1.5 cable glands and cage tension spring terminals
HousingPA 6 GF30
Mass180 g
Tightening torque, housing screws0.8 Nm
Height51 mm
Width45 mm
Length102 mm
MountingDIN rail or screw 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-2E2A-G4-ZE/E2


The VBA-2E2A-G4-ZE/E2 AS-Interface module is equipped with 2 inputs and 2 outputs. The inputs permit the connection of mechanical contacts and of 2- and 3-wire sensors, The sensors are supplied via the module. The outputs are electronic outputs, which can be loaded to 24 V DC and 1 A per output.

The IP67 rated G4 module is particularly suitable for rough conditions. Sensors and actuators attach to cable glands and cage tension spring terminals thus making the installation especially user-friendly. For pre-addressing the module it can be plugged directly onto the adapter of the hand-held programming device VBP-HH1.

The current switching state of each channel is indicated by an LED, located on the module's top side. In the case of communication errors on the bus, the outputs are de-energised via an integrated watchdog.

Both flat and round cables can be used for the connection of the AS-Interface transmission line and the external 24 V DC power supply. Use the U-G1FF base for the AS-Interface flat cable. The AS-Interface standardised EEMS interface, uses the cable piercing method to connect both the yellow and black flat cables.

Use the U-G1PP base for a round cable. The AS-Interface-cable as well as the external power supply may be connected within the U-G1PP base.


The device incorporates communication monitoring, which switches off power to the outputs if no communication has taken place on the AS-Interface line for longer than 40 ms.

An overloading of the internal input supply or of the outputs is signalled to the AS-Interface master via the "Peripheral fault" function. Communication via the AS-Interface remains intact.

Product Documentation: VBA-2E2A-G4-ZE/E2

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Brief InstructionsLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Instruction leaflet / BeipackzettelALLPDF174 KB

Design / Simulation: VBA-2E2A-G4-ZE/E2

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Approvals: VBA-2E2A-G4-ZE/E2

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CertificatesCertificate No.LanguageFile TypeFile Size
AS-Interface48101ALLPDF163 KB
Canada, USA ULCoC 20141115-E223772ALLPDF342 KB
Declaration of Conformity
EU Declaration of Conformity (P+F) / EU-Konformitäterklärung (P+F)DOC-1008DALLPDF116 KB
UK Declaration of Conformity (P+F) / UK-Konformitäterklärung (P+F)DOC-7007ALLPDF107 KB

Associated Products: VBA-2E2A-G4-ZE/E2

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