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AS-Interface safety module VBA-8E8A8A-KE4-ZEL/E2L/SEL

  • Compact solution providing a large number of safe outputs
  • Functional switching of the safe outputs possible with standard outputs
  • 1 A/B diagnostic slave possible per safe output
  • 8 standard inputs for EDM
  • Up to SIL3 (EN 62061) and PLe (EN13849-1)

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-8E8A8A-KE4-ZEL/E2L/SEL

Product Description
KE4 switch cabinet module
8 safety-related electronic outputs, each switchable with a standard output, 8 standard inputs
General specifications
Node typeA/B slave, 2 standard slaves for inputs/outputs, additional slaves can be configured
AS-Interface specificationV3.0
Required gateway specification≥ V3.0
Indicators/operating means
LED FAULTerror display; LED red
red: communication error
LED AS-iAS-Interface voltage; LED green
LED AUXext. auxiliary voltage UAUX ; LED green
LED INswitching state (input); 8 LED yellow
LED OUTSwitching state (output); 8 LED yellow
LED ALARMAlarm signal from the control; yellow LED
Electrical specifications
Auxiliary voltage (input)24 V (20 VDC ... 30 VDC) PELV
Max. current consumption: 8 A
Rated operating voltage18,0 ... 31.6 V from AS-Interface
Rated operating current< 200 mA
Interface 1
Interface typeChip card slot
Number/Type8 digital inputs
Supplyfrom external auxiliary voltage UAUX
Voltage24 V DC
Switching thresholdU < 5 V (low)
U > 15 V (high)
Number/Type8 safe electronic outputs
1 - 8 release circuits
Supplyfrom external auxiliary voltage UAUX
Current loading capacity2 A per output, 8 A total
note derating
Directive conformity
Electromagnetic compatibility
Directive 2014/30/EUEN 62026-2:2013
Machinery Directive
Directive 2006/42/ECEN 13849-1:2008/AC:2009
Standard conformity
Degree of protectionEN 60529:2000
Electrical safetyEN 13849-1:2008/AC:2009
Climatic conditionsEN 61131-2:2007
AS-InterfaceEN 62026-2:2013
Functional safetyEN 61508:2010
EN 62061:2005/A1:2013
Programming instructions
ProfileDiagnostic node: S-7.A.E, ID1 = 5
Input/output slave: S-7.F.E, ID1 = F
Configuration slave: S-7.A.5, ID1 = 7
Ambient conditions
Ambient temperature0 ... 55 °C (32 ... 131 °F)
Storage temperature-25 ... 85 °C (-13 ... 185 °F)
Altitude0 ... 2000 m
Mechanical specifications
Degree of protectionIP20
Connectionremovable terminals
rated connection capacity:
rigid/flexible (with and without wire-end ferrules): 0.25 mm2 ... 2.5 mm2
for multiple-wire connection with two wires of equal cross-section:
flexible with twin wire-end ferrules: 0.5 mm2 ... 1.5 mm2
HousingPA 66-FR
Mass270 g
Height99 mm
Width22.5 mm
Length113 mm
MountingDIN mounting rail


ECLASS 13.027272603
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-8E8A8A-KE4-ZEL/E2L/SEL


The AS-Interface safety output module VBA-8E8A8A-KE4-ZEL/E2L/SEL is a switch cabinet module with eight safe electronic outputs. In addition, the module has eight inputs and one standard output per safe output. The safety output module allows safe switching processes to take place remotely in the box. The parallel wiring of safe actuators in the box is a thing of the past.

The housing is only 22.5 mm wide and takes up little space in the switch cabinet. A snapon function mounts the module onto the 35 mm mounting strip in line with EN 50022. An addressing socket for programming the basic address is integrated in the module. All further addresses can be configured via a configuration software.

The connection is made via plug-in terminals. Four-way (black) terminal blocks are used for the inputs. The AS-Interface is connected via a two-way terminal block (yellow). This allows the sensors or the power supply to be easily disconnected for commissioning or service. Power is supplied to the inputs by an external auxiliary power supply. Yellow LEDs display the current switching status of the inputs and outputs. Yellow LEDs display communication errors. A green LED displays the operating voltage and the 0 address.

Product Documentation: VBA-8E8A8A-KE4-ZEL/E2L/SEL

Language Selection:
Brief InstructionsLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Mounting Instruction VBA-8E8A8A-KE4-ZEL/E2L/SE / Montageanleitung VBA-8E8A8A-KE4-ZEL/E2L/SEALLPDF2066 KB
Safety and Security Documentation
Instruction manual VBA-8E8A8A-KE4-ZEL/E2L/SEENGPDF348 KB

Approvals: VBA-8E8A8A-KE4-ZEL/E2L/SEL

Language Selection:
CertificatesCertificate No.LanguageFile TypeFile Size
EU TUV Nord Functional Safety44 205 16000802ALLPDF1457 KB
Declaration of Conformity
EU Declaration of Conformity (P+F) / EU-Konformitäterklärung (P+F)DOC-2502EALLPDF214 KB

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