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PLECS Blockset error when using electrical ports

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I am a new user of PLECS blockset and was familiarising myself with the components used to interface between Simulink and PLECS blockset. I was trying to use the electrical port block to connect simulink and PLECS blocks together as shown in the attached screenshot.

In the PLECS circuit, I only used the DC voltage source to act as a source and then used electrical ports to have the load simulated using Simulink blocks. For the load, I used a series RLC branch with just R=20ohms and connected a voltage measurement and scope across is to measure the voltage across the resistor.

However, when I try to run the simulation, I get an error saying "The model 'untitled' can't be solved, since it contains no state variables and no inputs.".

I have tried simulating the resistive load in just the PLECS circuit and it runs just fine but I would like to learn to make electrical connections between Simulink and PLECS circuits. Can someone please tell me what I am doing wrong here?

Many thanks in advance for your help and time!

asked Apr 7, 2023 by New_user (37 points)

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Actually it is not possible to connect PLECS directly with Simscape components. You will need to interface physical systems via control/signal blocks in the respective tools, such as for taking measurements and controlling sources. See also here:


answered Apr 10, 2023 by Kris Eberle (1,595 points)
selected Apr 10, 2023 by New_user