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I am doing simulation of the following schematic of DC to DC converter in LTSpice.

When I click "Run" option , I am getting the following error "Too few nodes....". What should I do?enter image description here

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.asc file:

Version 4
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WINDOW 39 0 0 Left 2
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WINDOW 0 0 56 VBottom 2
WINDOW 3 32 56 VTop 2
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WINDOW 3 32 56 VTop 2
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WINDOW 3 32 56 VTop 2
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WINDOW 3 24 0 Left 2
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WINDOW 3 32 56 VTop 2
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WINDOW 0 0 32 VBottom 2
WINDOW 3 32 32 VTop 2
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WINDOW 0 0 32 VBottom 2
WINDOW 3 32 32 VTop 2
SYMATTR InstName C23
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SYMATTR InstName Rfbb
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WINDOW 0 32 32 VTop 2
WINDOW 3 0 32 VBottom 2
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SYMBOL AutoGenerated\\TCMT1100 416 576 R0
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SYMBOL AutoGenerated\\TL431 1104 768 R0
SYMATTR InstName U3
TEXT -1664 952 Left 2 !.tran 15m
TEXT 504 -752 Left 2 !K1 L2 L1 L3 1
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    \$\begingroup\$ What external components did you try to include in your circuit? \$\endgroup\$
    – CL.
    Commented Nov 8, 2016 at 8:28
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    \$\begingroup\$ We have no idea what your simulation contains, at least provide the .asc file so that people that want to can experience it for themselves. Try bisecting the schematic to figure out if a single component is causing this issue \$\endgroup\$
    – PlasmaHH
    Commented Nov 8, 2016 at 8:29
  • \$\begingroup\$ @CL. I using 3 external components like 1. TCMT1109 (optocoupler) 2. Shunt voltage regulator TL431 3. PWM Modulator UCC28C40 \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 8, 2016 at 8:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ And where did you get those files from? \$\endgroup\$
    – CL.
    Commented Nov 8, 2016 at 8:35
  • \$\begingroup\$ @CL. I got the pspice model libraries(.lib file) from the internet .I don't find options in edit menu otherwise,I could have added them too. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 8, 2016 at 8:38

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That UCC28C40 library is encrypted. It works only with the appropriate version of PSpice.

However, as mentioned by Steve G, TI also offers an unencrypted model.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ then if I want to use PWM Controller(ti.com/lit/gpn/ucc28c40) in the design of DC toDC converter in LTSpice , what should I do or which library should I add? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 8, 2016 at 9:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ There is an unencrypted version of the PSpice model here \$\endgroup\$
    – Steve G
    Commented Nov 8, 2016 at 9:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Steve G yes your link helped to remove the error ,but now I am getting new error related to the transformer winding. it's giving error as "missing inductance value for L3" \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 8, 2016 at 10:02
  • \$\begingroup\$ @CL. link given by Steve G helped to remove the error ,but now I am getting new error related to the transformer winding. it's giving error as "missing inductance value for L3" As per the design ,what should be the values of L1,L2,L3 \$\endgroup\$ Commented Nov 8, 2016 at 10:04
  • \$\begingroup\$ How to simulate a transfomer is a different question. \$\endgroup\$
    – CL.
    Commented Nov 8, 2016 at 10:21

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