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Sergio Fragoso

How to use DC Machine as a generator?

Asked by Sergio Fragoso
on 11 Oct 2012

I'm using DC Machine block from SimPowerSystem toolbox in Simulink and I would like use it as generator mode. I use the speed as mechanical input and I don't know if this speed must be introduced positive or negative for using generator mode. In addition I don't understand the help and I am confuse about the sign of the output speed and output torque when DC machine is generator.

Can anyone help me?




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Answer by Muruganandham Subramanian on 22 Oct 2012


   Generator==> I/P(Mechanical)(i.e. Negative for DC machine e.g. (-1 N.m (Torque))--> O/P (Electrical).
 If you need more explanation for this. Check this link too...


Hi and thank you for this answer

I've checked the link and I've seen that I must to use negative sign torque if I work with generator mode but would I use negative sign speed if I've selected speed as input port?

I think no need of (-Ve) sign for speed..and if this answer is helpful accept the answer

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