Wye-Connected Variable Load (lagging)
Three-phase variable, lagging load wired in wye configuration
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The Wye-Connected Variable Load (lagging) block models a three-phase variable, lagging load wired in a wye configuration. Each limb of the load contains a resistor (R) and an inductor (L) connected in series. The block calculates the resistance and inductance required to draw the real and reactive powers of the physical signal inputs P and Q at the rated voltage and rated frequency that you specify. Therefore, the block can represent a real and lagging reactive load.
To ensure that the resistance and inductance are always greater than zero, you specify the minimum real power and the reactive power that the load consumes. The minimum real power and the reactive power must be greater than zero.
Electrical Defining Equations
The per-phase series resistance and inductance are defined by
R is the per-phase series resistance.
L is the per-phase series inductance.
VRated is the RMS, rated line-line voltage.
FRated is the nominal AC electrical frequency.
P is the three-phase real power required.
Q is the three-phase lagging reactive power required.
The inductance is defined as the ratio of the magnetic flux, φ, to the steady-state current:
Therefore the current-voltage relationship for the inductor is:
Use the Variables settings to specify the priority and initial target values for the block variables before simulation. For more information, see Set Priority and Initial Target for Block Variables.
Unlike block parameters, variables do not have conditional visibility. The Variables settings include all the existing block variables. If a variable is not used in the set of equations corresponding to the selected block configuration, the values specified for this variable are ignored.
P — Real power
Physical signal input port associated with the real power.
Q — Reactive power
Physical signal input port associated with the reactive power.
Rated voltage — Rated line-line voltage
RMS, rated line-line voltage for the resistance equation.
Rated electrical frequency — Nominal AC electrical frequency
Nominal AC electrical frequency for the inductance equation.
Minimum real power — Minimum real power
W (default) | positive scalar
Minimum real power that the three-phase load dissipates when supplied at the rated voltage. The value must be greater than 0.
Minimum reactive power — Minimum reactive power
V*A (default) | positive scalar
Minimum reactive power that the three-phase load dissipates when supplied at the rated voltage. The value must be greater than 0.
Parasitic parallel conductance — Parasitic parallel conductance
Conductance that the block adds, in parallel, to the series RL.