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Plot Basic Characteristics for Battery Blocks

A quick plot feature lets you visualize the voltage-charge characteristic for battery blocks, based on the current block parameter values.

This feature is implemented for Battery and Battery (Table-Based) blocks.

To plot the battery voltage-charge characteristics:

  1. Right-click a battery block in your model and, from the context menu, select Electrical > Basic characteristics. The software automatically computes a set of bias conditions, based on the block parameter values, and opens a figure window containing a plot of no-load voltage versus the state-of-charge (SOC) for the block.

    For example, the following plot corresponds to the default parameter values of a Battery block with infinite charge.

  2. If you change the block parameter values and plot the characteristics again, the plot opens in a new window. This way, you can compare the plots side-by-side and see how the parameter values affect the resulting voltage-charge characteristics for the block.

    For example, if you change the Battery charge capacity parameter value to Finite and Self-discharge to Enabled, the new plot looks like this.

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