SimPowerSystems

Three-Phase Asynchronous Machine Starting

This example shows how to model a wye-delta starting circuit for an induction machine. When the supply is connected to the machine via switch S1, switch S2 is initially off resulting in the machine being connected in a wye configuration. Once the machine is close to synchronous speed, switch S2 is operated thereby reconnecting the machine in a delta configuration. The higher impedance seen by the supply when the motor is in wye configuration reduces the starting current, and causes less disruption to other connected loads.