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¿Why the battery (electrical source component in SimPowerSystem Matlab/Simulink toolbox) discharge at the same rate with different capacities?

Asked by Jorge Malo Rojas on 28 May 2015
Latest activity Commented on by Walter Roberson
on 4 May 2016
Hellow and greetings from Colombia.
I am currently developing a project involving Bidirectional DC/DC converters and DC/AC inverters, for grid-tied battery applications. the problem i found was that no matter what capacity value i choose for the battery, it discharge at the same rate with the same discharge current in both cases.
**First i tried a 5 Ah battery with a discharge current of a 100 A. The simulation last 1 second. And the SOC of the battery goes from 80% (initial SOC value) to 79.4%.
**Then, i run the same model, with the same discharge current and the same simulation time, with a 80 Ah battery this time. The SOC goes again from 80% to 79.4%
The battery's data is the following:
-Battery type: Lithium-Ion
-Nominal Voltage(V)= 200
-Rated capacity (Ah)= 5 or 80
-Initial SOC (%)= 80
Thanks in advanced for your collaboration. Have a nice day


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Answer by Javier Gazzarri on 19 Jul 2015

Hello, Jorge,
I am attaching a model like you describe above and it seems to work correctly for me. Please make sure you click Apply after you modify the capacity.
You will observe that the SOC change is much smaller for the larger capacity battery.
Best regards,


Javier, unfortunately your model did not get attached.
Hi Javier, I really interested in the model you have attached. But it cannot be downloaded correctly. Could you send this model to my email. My email is Thank you so much. :)
I used "Save Link As", and loaded it into R2016a without difficulty.

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