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# A Beginner’s Guide

By
Melvin Koshy

E-mail:
11kvac@gmail.com
melvinkoshy@gmail.com
PSIM interface

## Select File / New

All the components are available under the elements menu. Explore it
yourself
Let’s start by setting up a simple circuit - HALF WAVE RECTIFIER

## Click on components and place it in the work panel

Double click each element to change the values. Right-click to rotate an element.

## Place the clock at convenient portion in work panel

Specify the time step, total time and other requisite parameters.

## Close simulation control window

Click “Run Simulation” or press F8

## On running the simulation the SIMVIEW window will be opened automatically.

If it does not open automatically, click “Run Simview” from Simulation tab or press Alt+F8

## Select parameter to be displayed (voltage in this case) to be displayed

SIMULATION RESULTS

CIRCUIT - 2
POSITIVE CLIPPER

SIMULATION RESULTS
CIRCUIT - 3

SIMULATION RESULTS

Note the difference in output. The wave is clipped at +3V. The minimum
of the wave is -6V which is due to the voltage divider action of two 1
ohm resistors
CIRCUIT – 4
DOUBLE CLIPPER

SIMULATION RESULTS
CIRCUIT – 5

RL Circuit

SIMULATION RESULTS
CIRCUIT – 6

## Set Alpha (DC voltage) = 30V

Set alpha control (firing angle) to 30 degrees.
The firing angle block i.e. alpha controller is available from the elements
SIMULATION RESULTS

## Firing angle = 30 deg

The peak value of parameters are shown in the measure window

## Firing angle = 90deg

Set Alpha (DC voltage) = 90V
Set alpha control (firing angle) to 90 degrees.
Firing angle = 120 deg
Set Alpha (DC voltage) = 120V
Set alpha control (firing angle) to 120 degrees.
Single phase semiconverter with RL Load

Replace the R load by RL load from the elements tab as shown below
CIRCUIT – 7

## Single phase AC voltage controller with R Load

SIMULATION RESULTS