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AS-Interface analog module VBA-4E-KE5-IL

  • Housing with push-in connection technology and mechanically coded terminal blocks
  • Housing width 19 mm, installation in the switch cabinet on DIN mounting rail
  • Sensors supplied from the external auxiliary voltage
  • Function display for bus, external auxiliary voltage and 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 or Pepperl+Fuchs AG, also apply to Pepperl+Fuchs SE.

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Datasheet excerpt: Technical data of  VBA-4E-KE5-IL

Product Description
Switch cabinet module
4 analog Inputs
General specifications
Node typeStandard node
AS-Interface specificationV3.0
Required gateway specification≥ V2.1
UL File NumberE223772
MTBF173 a
Indicators/operating means
LED FAULTFault indication: red LED
Red: communication error or address is 0
Red flashing: peripheral fault
LED PWRAS-Interface voltage; green LED
Green: voltage OK
Flashing green: address 0 or peripheral error
LED AUXext. auxiliary voltage UAUX; dual LED green/red
green: voltage OK
red: reverse voltage
LED INstatus of input signal; LED yellow
off: not active
on: signal within measurement range
flashing: signal outside of measurement range
Electrical specifications
Auxiliary voltage (output)20 ... 30 V DC PELV
Rated operating voltage26.5 ... 31.6 V from AS-Interface
Rated operating current≤ 70 mA
Protection classIII
Current consumptionIAUX ≤ 650 mA
Surge protectionUAUX, Ue: overvoltage category II, safe isolated power supplies (PELV)
Number/Type4 analog inputs
Current: 0 mA ... 20 mA/4 mA ... 20 mA
SupplyFrom auxiliary voltage UAUX
Current loading capacity≤ 600 mA From auxiliary voltage UAUX ; overload and short-circuit resistant
Input resistancecurrent input: max. 70 Ω
Accuracy0.1 % of input signal range at 25 °C (298 K)
Resolution15 Bit
Temperature influence0.0025 %/K of input signal range
Temperature influence1 µA/K or 0,3 mV/K
Directive conformity
Electromagnetic compatibility
Directive 2014/30/EUEN 62026-2:2013
Standard conformity
Degree of protectionEN 60529:2000
Fieldbus standardEN 62026-2:2013
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
Programming instructions
IO code7
ID code3
ID1 codeF
ID2 codeE
Data bits (function via AS-Interface)The transfer of the data value is based on AS-Interface Profile 7.3.
Parameter bits (programmable via AS-i)function
P050/60 Hz filter
P0=1, enabled
P0=0, disabled
P1not used
P2Indication of the peripheral fault by exceeding measuring range
P2=1, peripheral fault is reported
P2=0, peripheral fault is not reported
P3P3=1, wire break detection active
P3=0, wire break detection disabled
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 resistance15 g, 11 ms in 6 spatial directions, 3 shocks 10 g, 16 ms in 6 spatial directions, 1000 shocks
Vibration resistance0.35 mm 10 ... 57 Hz , 5 g 57 ... 150 Hz, 20 cycles
Pollution degree2
Mechanical specifications
Degree of protectionIP20
ConnectionRemovable push-in terminals
rated connection capacity:
rigid: 0.20 mm2 ... 1.5 mm2
flexible (without wire end ferrule): 0.20 mm2 ... 2.5 mm2
flexible (with wire end ferrule): 0.25 mm2 ... 1.5 mm2
HousingPA 66-FR
Mass110 g
Height100 mm
Width18.9 mm
Length124 mm
MountingDIN mounting rail
NoteMax. length of jumpers = 5 cm


ECLASS 13.027242601
ECLASS 12.027242601
ECLASS 11.027242601
ECLASS 10.0.127242601
ECLASS 9.027242601
ECLASS 8.027242601
ECLASS 5.127242601
ETIM 9.0EC001596
ETIM 8.0EC001596
ETIM 7.0EC001596
ETIM 6.0EC001596
ETIM 5.0EC001596
UNSPSC 12.139121535

Details: VBA-4E-KE5-IL


The AS-Interface connecting module VBA-4E-KE5-IL is a switch cabinet module with 4 analog current inputs. The housing is only 19 mm wide and takes up little space in the switch cabinet. The module is mounted by snapping it onto the 35 mm DIN rail in compliance with EN 50022.

The connection is made via removable 4-pin push-in terminal blocks. For AS-i+, AS-i-, AUX+, and AUX-, two connections are available in each case; these connections are bridged in the terminal block. If the terminal block is disconnected from the module, the link between these connections is retained. The terminal blocks are mechanically coded.

The power to the inputs and the connected sensors is supplied via the external UAUX voltage source.

The relevant IN LED displays the current status of the inputs. If input signals are valid, the corresponding IN LED lights up permanently. If signals are outside the measuring range, the corresponding IN LED flashes.

The analog values are transmitted asynchronously with a data width of 16 bits as defined by AS-Interface profile 7.3. The value range is 0… 20,000 without wire break detection and 4000 …20,000 with wire break detection.

Grid failures can be filtered using a parameterizable filter at 50 Hz or 60 Hz.


Overloading of the internal input supply, absence of the external UAUX voltage source, measuring overrange, and a wire break at the current input are reported as peripheral faults to the AS-Interface master.

If the wire break detection is disabled, the extended current measuring range can be used. The number of analog input channels is determined via a jumper between GND and 1CH, 2CH, or 3CH. Without the jumper, automatic detection is active for all four channels. This allows the inputs to be assigned freely. Do not connect the 1CH, 2CH, 3CH, and GND connections to external potentials. The length of the jumpers must not exceed 5 cm.

Product Documentation: VBA-4E-KE5-IL

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Instruction leaflet / BeipackzettelALLPDF133 KB
Manual AS-Interface Module VBA-4E-KE5-ILENGPDF1512 KB

Design / Simulation: VBA-4E-KE5-IL

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Approvals: VBA-4E-KE5-IL

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Worldwide AS-International Association AS-Interface128902ALLPDF139 KB
Declaration of Conformity
EU Declaration of Conformity (P+F) / EU-Konformitäterklärung (P+F)DOC-3534AALLPDF108 KB

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