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This Synchronous Condenser was purchased as a spare part, but never put to use. It's now sitting in Osaka, Japan, and being sold in an asset liquidation sale to recover part of the seller's investment in the equipment.
A synchronous condenser (sometimes called a synchronous capacitor or synchronous compensator) is a device identical to a synchronous motor, whose shaft is not connected to anything but spins freely. Its purpose is not to convert electric power to mechanical power or vice versa, but to adjust conditions on the electric power transmission grid. Its field is controlled by a voltage regulator to either generate or absorb reactive power as needed to adjust the grid's voltage, or to improve power factor.