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Synchronous Condenser

Mitsubishi Electric Synchronous Condensers provide power factor correction and produce additional vars as needed.

By over exciting or under exciting the unit, the Synchronous Condenser provides VARs or absorbs VARs. The machine produces no switching transients, is unaffected by system electrical harmonics and its high rotating inertia, can provide voltage support and short circuit power for the grid.

Comparison of Power Factor Correction Options

 

Fixed
Capacitors

Switched
Capacitors

Static VAR
Compensators

Synchronous
Condensers

First Cost Low Medium High Medium
Installation Cost Low Medium High Low
Harmonic Problems Yes Yes Yes No
Voltage Transients No  Yes Yes No
Infinitely Adjustable No No Yes Yes
Physical Capability Small Medium Large Medium
Overload Capability No No No Yes
Outage Ride‐Through No No No Yes
Maintenance Easy Easy Complex Easy
Install Outdoors No No No  Yes

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