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Electromagnetic Converter

Lossless electromagnetic energy conversion device


Magnetic Elements

  • Electromagnetic Converter block


The Electromagnetic Converter block provides a generic interface between the electrical and magnetic domains.

The block is based on the following equations:




MMFMagnetomotive force (mmf) across the magnetic ports
ΦFlux through the magnetic ports
ICurrent through the electrical ports
VVoltage across the electrical ports
NNumber of electrical winding turns
tSimulation time

Connections N and S are magnetic conserving ports, and connections + and – are electrical conserving ports. If the current from the electrical + to – ports is positive, then the resulting mmf is positive acting across the magnetic N to S ports. A positive rate of change of flux flowing from N to S results in a negative induced voltage across the + and – ports.


To set the priority and initial target values for the block variables prior to simulation, use the Initial Targets section in the block dialog box or Property Inspector. For more information, see Set Priority and Initial Target for Block Variables.

Nominal values provide a way to specify the expected magnitude of a variable in a model. Using system scaling based on nominal values increases the simulation robustness. Nominal values can come from different sources, one of which is the Nominal Values section in the block dialog box or Property Inspector. For more information, see Modify Nominal Values for a Block Variable.

Basic Assumptions and Limitations

Electromagnetic energy conversion is lossless.


Number of winding turns

Number of electrical winding turns. The default value is 1.


The block has the following ports:


Magnetic conserving port associated with the block North terminal.


Magnetic conserving port associated with the block South terminal.


Positive electrical conserving port.


Negative electrical conserving port.

Extended Capabilities

C/C++ Code Generation
Generate C and C++ code using Simulink® Coder™.

Version History

Introduced in R2010a