synchronous capacitor

synchronous capacitor

[′siŋ·krə·nəs kə′pas·əd·ər]
(electricity)
A synchronous motor running without mechanical load and drawing a large leading current, like a capacitor; used to improve the power factor and voltage regulation of an alternating-current power system.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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