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Where do I enter the ESR for a capacitor?

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asked Jan 16, 2018 by Plexim Support Team (94 points)

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Passive components in PLECS are idealized and do not include physical parameters such as the associated resistance. You can simply place a resistor in series with a capacitor to add this effect, however. Attached is a PLECS Standalone model that contains a custom subsystem where a capacitor includes an equivalent series resistance (ESR) under the hood and is accessible as a mask parameter. It is simply provided for users who do not want to add a resistor in series connection each time in the schematic, but do require that a capacitor has an ESR associated with it.
answered Jan 16, 2018 by Plexim Support Team (94 points)