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AS-Interface gateway VBG-EP1-KE5-D

  • Gateway compliant with AS-Interface specification 3.0
  • One AS-Interface network
  • Web-based configuration
  • Commissioning via mobile devices possible
  • IIoT-ready thanks to REST API
  • Multiprotocol capability for PROFINET and EtherNet/IP

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  VBG-EP1-KE5-D

Product Description
PROFINET / EtherNet/IP gateway for 1 AS-Interface network
General specifications
AS-Interface specificationV3.0
Earth fault detectionintegrated
Diagnostics functionExtended function via diagnostics interface
UL File NumberE223772
MTBFat 40 °C 60.7 a
Indicators/operating means
LED indicationsee manual
ButtonSaving the Configuration and Reset
Electrical specifications
Rated operating voltagefrom AS-Interface
18 ... 31.6 V
from AUX
20 ... 30 V
Rated operating current≤ 220 mA from AS-Interface segment 1
≤ 170 mA from AUX
Protection classIII
Nominal voltagefrom AS-Interface
30 V DC
from AUX
24 V DC
Interface 1
Interface typeFieldbus
Physical 2 x RJ-45
Transfer rate10 MBit/s / 100 MBit/s , Automatic baud rate detection
Interface 2
Interface typeService interface
Physical 1 x RJ45
Transfer rate100 MBit/s
Interface 3
Interface typeSD card slot
AUX/AS-Interfaceremovable spring clamp terminals
Directive conformity
Electromagnetic compatibility
Directive 2014/30/EUEN 62026-2:2013 EN 61000-6-2:2005, EN 61000-6-4:2007
Standard conformity
Electromagnetic compatibilityEN 61000-6-2:2005, EN 61000-6-4:2007
Degree of protectionEN 60529:2000
AS-InterfaceEN 62026-2:2013
Shock resistanceEN 61131-2:2004
Ambient conditions
Ambient temperature-25 ... 60 °C (-13 ... 140 °F)
Storage temperature-40 ... 85 °C (-40 ... 185 °F)
Cold start temperature-40 °C (-40 °F)
Relative humidity≤ 95 % non-condensing
Altitude≤ 5000 m above MSL
Mechanical specifications
Degree of protectionIP20 (Manufacturer declaration)
MaterialPA 66-FR
Mass185 g
Height125 mm
Width38 mm
Length99 mm
Construction typeDIN-rail mounting


ECLASS 13.027242607
ECLASS 12.027242607
ECLASS 11.027242607
ECLASS 10.0.127242607
ECLASS 9.027242607
ECLASS 8.027242607
ECLASS 5.127242607
ETIM 9.0EC001603
ETIM 8.0EC001603
ETIM 7.0EC001603
ETIM 6.0EC001603
ETIM 5.0EC001603
UNSPSC 12.139121535

Details: VBG-EP1-KE5-D


The VBG-EP1-KE5-D is a PROFINET gateway for 1 AS-Interface network according to AS-Interface specification 3.0. The gateway is used to connect AS-Interface systems to higher-level PROFINET controllers. Thanks to its particularly slim housing design with IP20 protection, it is particularly suitable for use in control cabinets. The gateway is supplied either from the AS-Interface or the AUX cable.

All settings of the AS-Interface network are made via the RJ45 service interface and a standard web browser. For easy commissioning, the settings made can be stored on a micro SD card and transferred to other devices as required.

Informative Literature: VBG-EP1-KE5-D

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LiteratureLanguageFile TypeFile Size
Quick Start Guides for KE5 Gateway: Setting Protocol & IP Address / Inbetriebnahmedatei_aALLZIP2837 KB

Product Documentation: VBG-EP1-KE5-D

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Brief InstructionsLanguageFile TypeFile Size
EtherNet/IP: Changeover from ASi gateways type K20 to KE5ENGPDF1803 KB
PROFINET: Changeover from ASi gateways type K20 to KE5ENGPDF959 KB
Manual VBG-EP1-KE5-D*, Firmware version 2.3ENGPDF16916 KB
Manual VBG-EP1-KE5-D*, Firmware version 2.8ENGPDF19451 KB

Design / Simulation: VBG-EP1-KE5-D

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CADLanguageFile TypeFile Size
CAE EPLAN Data Portal / CAE EPLAN Data PortalALLLINK---

Approvals: VBG-EP1-KE5-D

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CertificatesCertificate No.LanguageFile TypeFile Size
AS-International Association135901ALLPDF202 KB
ODVA12286.01ALLPDF134 KB
US CA UL AS-InterfaceCoC E223772 RptRef E223772-20210323ALLPDF407 KB
Declaration of Conformity
EU Declaration of Conformity (P+F) / EU-Konformitäterklärung (P+F)DOC-5846BALLPDF115 KB

Associated Products: VBG-EP1-KE5-D

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