The Turbocharger Or Supercharger is capable of squeezing more power out of smaller engines.

Consequently, Making it possible for the smaller engine to keep the same speed and performance as its larger predecessor.

Fuel requires air to combust, so an engine’s maximum output depends largely on how much air it can take in.

Fortunately, This additional intake air can be supplied by a turbocharger or supercharger. Both are air compressors, but they operate and perform very differently.

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Turbocharger Or Supercharger, What Is The Real Difference

The Turbocharger uses the velocity and heat energy of the searingly hot (and expanding) exhaust gases rushing out of an engine’s cylinders to spin a turbine that drives a small compressor, or impeller, that in turn stuffs more air back into the engine.

Each of these power-boosting technologies has advantages and disadvantages. But, The most obvious difference from behind the wheel is a slight delay in response in a turbocharged engine. That’s because the turbocharger requires a moment to “spool up” before delivering its burst of additional power. Consequently, It takes a second for exhaust heat and pressure to increase enough to spin the turbo. For obvious reasons we call it turbo or boost lag.

The Supercharger also pumps additional air into the engine, but it is instead driven mechanically by the engine via a belt that runs off the crankshaft or by an electric motor.

By contrast, a supercharger has no lag. The engines crankshaft drive the supercharger. So, it’s always spinning and instantly responsive. The power boost it provides, Increases immediately in direct proportion to how far you press the accelerator.

So, What’s The Next Power Building Alternative

Electric Supercharging

An electrically driven supercharger that supplements the turbo’s high-rpm boost. An electric motor spins a compressor to provide a burst of low-rpm torque. Consequently, Filling in the gap in power normally felt as turbo lag.

The electric supercharger delivers boost on demand until the turbocharger takes over. As a result, Improving boost at low engine speeds and nearly eliminating turbo lag.

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