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AS-Interface I/O module VBA-3E3A-G20-ZEL/E2L-P1

  • A/B node with extended addressing possibility for up to 62 nodes
  • Inputs for 3-wire sensors
  • Power supply of the inputs and outputs from the external auxiliary voltage
  • Connection of actuators and sensors via cable outputs with M8 connectors
  • Communication monitoring
  • 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-3E3A-G20-ZEL/E2L-P1

Product Description
G20 module for digital inputs/outputs, 3 inputs and 3 outputs
General specifications
Node typeA/B node
AS-Interface specificationV3.0
Required gateway specification≥ V2.1
IO code7
ID codeA
ID1 code7
ID2 codeE
UL File NumberE223772 "For use in NFPA 79 Applications only"
MTBF110 a
Indicators/operating means
LED FAULTerror display; LED red
red: communication error or address is 0
red flashing: overload of sensor power supply or overload of outputs or external auxiliary voltage UAUX missing
LED PWRAS-Interface voltage; green LED
green: voltage OK
flashing green: address 0 or overload of sensor power supply or overload of outputs 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); 3 LED yellow
LED OUTSwitching state (output); 3 LED yellow
Electrical specifications
Auxiliary voltage (output)20 ... 30 V DC PELV
Rated operating voltage26.5 ... 31.6 V from AS-Interface
Rated operating current≤ 35 mA
Number/Type3 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)
Number/Type3 electronic outputs, PNP, overload and short-circuit proof
Supplyfrom external auxiliary voltage UAUX
Voltage≥ (UAUX - 0.5 V)
Current2 A per output
TB ≤ 40 °C: 6 A total
TB ≤ 60 °C: OUT1+OUT2 max. 3 A, OUT3 max. 2 A
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-25 ... 85 °C (-13 ... 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: NF003-SS1-A (3-pin, bushing contacts, snap lock, A-coded)
Matching connector: NM003-Sx1-A or similar
Mass260 g
Height27.5 mm
Width131.5 mm
Length54 mm
Mounting2 clips with ∅ 8 mm drill hole
Cable length1 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-3E3A-G20-ZEL/E2L-P1


The AS-Interface I/O module VBA-3E3A-G20-ZEL/E2L-P1 is a field module with 3 inputs for 3-wire sensors and 3 electronic outputs. The outputs are overload and short-circuit protected.

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 inputs and outputs are connected via cable outputs with M8 round plug connectors (inputs 4-pole female cordset with knurled thumb screw, outputs 3-pole snap-on female cordset). Power for the inputs and outputs is provided by the external auxiliary voltage UAUX.

The current switching state of the inputs and outputs is indicated by the IN and OUT LEDs. The PWR and FAULT LEDs indicate the status of the AS-Interface (normal operation, communication error, peripheral fault, address 0). The AUX LED indicates the external power supply.


The communication monitor of the module deactivates the outputs if the AS-Interface does not communicate with the module for more than 40 ms.

A signal indicating an overload of the outputs or 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-3E3A-G20-ZEL/E2L-P1

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

Product Documentation: VBA-3E3A-G20-ZEL/E2L-P1

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Instruction leaflet / BeipackzettelALLPDF225 KB

Design / Simulation: VBA-3E3A-G20-ZEL/E2L-P1

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Approvals: VBA-3E3A-G20-ZEL/E2L-P1

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

Software: VBA-3E3A-G20-ZEL/E2L-P1

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

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