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Supercapacitor Charging and Discharging Behavior

This example shows the voltage output by a Supercapacitor block as it is charged and then discharged. To charge the Supercapacitor, a current of 100 mA is input to the Supercapacitor for 100 seconds. The Supercapacitor is then rested for one minute. For the next hour, to discharge the Supercapacitor, a load of 50 mA is stepped on for one second in every 50 seconds. The Supercapacitor is then rested until the end of the simulation. The scope displays the Supercapacitor charging/discharging current and voltage.


Results from Real-Time Simulation

This example has been tested on a Speedgoat Performance real–time target machine with an Intel® 3.5 GHz i7 multi–core CPU. This model can run in real time with a step size of 50 microseconds.