Switch controlled by external physical signal
The Switch block models a switch controlled by an external physical signal. If the external physical signal PS is greater than the value specified in the Threshold parameter, then the switch is closed, otherwise the switch is open.
Electrical switches add discontinuities to your model, and therefore your choice of the solver can influence the model behavior. For detailed information about the solver settings, see Making Optimal Solver Choices for Physical Simulation.
To set the priority and initial target values for the block variables prior to simulation, use the Initial Targets section in the block dialog box or Property Inspector. For more information, see Set Priority and Initial Target for Block Variables.
Nominal values provide a way to specify the expected magnitude of a variable in a model. Using system scaling based on nominal values increases the simulation robustness. Nominal values can come from different sources, one of which is the Nominal Values section in the block dialog box or Property Inspector. For more information, see Modify Nominal Values for a Block Variable.
- Closed resistance R_closed
The resistance of the switch when it is closed. The parameter value must be greater than zero. The default value is
- Open conductance G_open
The conductance of the switch when it is open. The parameter value must be greater than zero. The default value is
The threshold value for opening and closing the switch. If the external physical signal PS is greater than this value, then the switch is closed, otherwise the switch is open. The default value is
The block has two electrical conserving ports and one physical signal port PS.
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Introduced in R2007a