The best way to learn power is to do it on your own self. But messing directly with components is somehow nasty for beginners. A batter is an option is play with simulations. In this post, you’ll learn a step by step guide to download and play with your free Power Electronics Simulator.
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What is PSIM Power Simulator
PSIM power simulator is an electrical engineering design tool which is widely employed by the electrical engineers in research and development industry. The tool is also used to simulate the control systems, power conversion circuits, motor drives and power supplies. It is also used to check the behavior of power electronics circuit for the product design.
How to download
- Go to the weblink here.
- Enter your email address and Press “Download my free demo”
- The software will be downloaded to your pc.
The demo version is free forever. It allows you to play with 34 element that is quite enough until you are in large research industries.
Read and accept the license terms:
Select the file extensions you want to associate. It is recommended to select all.
After few click, the installation men appear. Depending on your system it takes 0.5 – 10 minutes. Install and launch the PSIM.
Roll in Electrical Commando
Congrats you have the new Power Electronics Simulator Softwares in your hands. Let’s make a circuit in it:
From top left menu open a new file, you can hit CTRL + N for this.
From the library, browser choose the resistor: >Power > RLC Branches.
Simple click on the resistor and drag it.
Add a voltage source from > Sources > Voltage
Pick the wire from the toolbar and connect the components:
Complete the circuit and connect the ground (>Sources > Ground) to the circuit.
Double click the battery and assign a value to it. Set the value to display.
Repeat the same for the resistor.
Go to probes, choose voltage probe and add it over the resistors. Again choose the current probe and add it in series with the circuit.
Now the circuit looks like:
From top navigation menu choose the ‘Simulate’ and click Run SIMVIEW.
Add your variables and click okay an output graph will appear.
The voltage probes display a constant dc voltage of 100 V in blue color of the graph. While the red line indicates the current flowing through the circuit. Congrats you made it. Let’s implement a Switch and Drive simulation.
In case of difficulty please follow this simple video: