Supercharging is the compression of an engine's intake charge above atmospheric pressure by means of an air pump driven by a crankshaft. This is not to be confused with a turbocharger which is an air pump that is exhaust driven. A supercharger can provide boost faster than a turbo and over a much broader engine rpm range. The disadvantages of supercharging are higher power demands, more mechanical noise and more complex control requirements.
An air compressor designed to force air, under pressure, into the cylinder. Can be mounted between the carburetor and cylinders or between the carburetor and the atmosphere. It boosts the power of the engine. Sway Bar Sometimes called the "anti-sway bar," "stabilizer bar," or even "roll-bar." It is usually a round bar, which connects the left wheel suspension assembly with the right side. It may be found at the front and/or rear. Its main function is to keep both wheels rolling at the same rate when meeting bumps; but it also affects handling. A front anti-roll bar increases understeer and a rear bar increases oversteer.
Mechanical pump or compressor for increasing the pressure of induction air or gases. A supercharger can provide boost faster than an exhaust-driven turbocharger and over a much broader engine rpm range, however they have higher power demands, more mechanical noise and more complex control requirements.
An engine that is similar to a turbocharged engine which uses a series of belts or chains from the crankshaft to turn the turbines that forces the air/fuel mixture into the cylinder heads under pressure creating a bigger explosion which generates more power. A turbocharger use the exhaust gases to turn the turbines to create the same effect. Both turbocharging and supercharging are forbidden in F1.
A high-powered fan that forces air into the engine, increasing power. See also turbocharger.
The supercharger, or blower, is a crank-driven air-to-fuel mixture compressor. It increases atmospheric pressure in the engine, resulting in added horsepower.
An air compressor used to force more air into an engine than it can inhale on its own. The term is frequently applied only to mechanically driven compressors, but it actually encompasses all varieties of compressors-including turbochargers.
Engine-driven compressor to force fuel mixture into the cylinders at above atmospheric pressure.
A compressor device to compress the combustion air or the air/fuel mixture before it enters the engine cylinder. Superchargers are typically driven by the engine itself, through a system of gears, a belt drive, or by an electrical motor.
It is an air compressor for forcing more air into an engine than it can inhale on its own.
a pump which forces extra gas and air into the carburetor, thus increasing the power of the explosion when this mixture ignites. The supercharger is powered directly by the engine itself, via belts or gears.
compressor that forces increased oxygen into the cylinders of an internal-combustion engine
a belt-driven device that forces extra air into the engine
a belt driven turbine that compresses intake air by a compresser
a compressor driven by a belt attached to the engine's crankshaft
a compressor driven either mechanically from the engine or electrically Both these methods have their followers in the motorsport world
a device that forces a concentrated charge of air into the intake manifold, resulting in a more powerful combustion stroke
a device used to pump fuel/air mixture, the charge , into the cylinders of an internal combustion engine under pressure
a forced induction system
a mechanically driven air pump that can be driven from the engine's crankshaft by a gear set or by a belt
a mechanically driven device that feeds high density air to an engine
an air compression device that forces air into an engine
an air pump or compressor that forces pressurized air into the cylinders during the intake stroke of the engine
an engine-driven compressor that provides additional induction air pressure for more power than would normally be available (non-supercharged
a one time purchase and will provide high performance on engine after engine
a positive displacement pump
a powered from the engine drive belt in a similar fashion to the air conditioner
a pump that sucks air in, compresses it, and feeds it into the engines air intake, increasing performance
a quick way to gain a lot of horsepower relatively cheap(if the car can be equipped with one), but N/A tune-ups and turbo kits usually give more total horsepower
a self-contained unit, while the turbocharger relies on the engine's exhaust system- and, often, an intercooling system to function
a unit that "blows" air into your engine
gear-driven air compresser powered by the airplane's engine. also called 'blower'
A high-powered turbine driven by gears or a belt that forces air into the engine, helping to increase power.
A device for increasing the pressure and hence the mass of air and fuel burned on each firing stroke. Driven by the crankshaft; therefore, displacement is fixed and directly related to engine RPM's.
An air compressor fitted to an internal combustion engine to force the fuel-air mixture into the cylinders at a pressure greater than that of the atmosphere. Boosts the power of the engine.
A device which uses an engine-driven turbine (usually driven by a belt or gears from the crankshaft) to drive a compressor which forces air into the engine, providing increased fuel/air mixture flow, and therefore increased engine efficiency. Sometimes used on high-performance engines.
Like a turbo, a supercharger is like a giant air pump, which pumps air into the engine, therefore allowing more fuel to be sent in with it, with the result being more power. But a supercharger is a mechanical pump (whereas a turbo is run off the exhaust pressure) that runs directly off the spinning of the engine. It saps some power in the process, but the extra power it makes as a result of the extra air pressure far outweighs any losses. Because it is making more power, a supercharged engine will generally use more fuel than a naturally-aspirated (non-turbo and non-supercharged) engine.
Mechanically powered device that compresses the combustible charge into the cylinder, artificially increasing the compression ratio. When the "blower" is driven by exhaust gas, the device is called a turbocharger.
A device that compresses air before the engine receives it. The denser air allows the engine to produce more power. For au tom otive applications, a supercharger usually refers to an engine driven air pump.
Crank-driven air/fuel compressor (blower). Raises atmospheric pressure in engine resulting in added horsepower.
A belt or gear driven air pump that forces more air and fuel into the combustion chamber for more power.
An air pump driven mechanically by the engine through belts, chains, shafts or gears from the crankshaft. Two general types of supercharger are the positive displacement and centrifugal types, which pump air in direct relationship to the speed of the engine.
A device driven by a belt, chain or gears that increases engine power by pumping air into the combustion chambers Read more SEE RELATED TERMS: normally aspirated
a crank-driven air/fuel-mixture compressor, also called a blower. It increases atmospheric pressure in the engine to produce more horsepower.
A mechanically driven air compressor that increases the amount of air-fuel mixture supplied to the intake manifold to increase engine power.
Also called a "blower," a supercharger is a device that forces more air and fuel into the engine to increase horsepower. Unlike a turbocharger (See Turbocharger), a supercharger is belt or gear driven and provides instant boost pressure to the engine at a
A mechanically (usually belt/s) driven compressor with rotors/vanes/turbines that force large amounts of air into the combustion chamber. Usually will not heat the intake charge as much as a turbocharger for the same pressure boost. Uses allot more engine torque than a turbocharger.
This is a mechanism that pressurizes air to increase engine power, but unlike a turbocharger it is driven by a belt or gearing and thus though stronger, is more complex.
a method in which air is forced into the intake manifold via a turbine attached to the crank pulley. The term can also be used to describe any method of compressing air into the engine, including turbochargers.
A compressor which pumps air into the engine's induction system at a pressure much higher than atmospheric pressure.
Engine-driven device used to pressurize engine intake air; provides higher engine power output since greater volume of air driven into the engine permits more complete burning of larger fuel charge.
A device usually driven by the crankshaft. The intake charge is then compressed and forced into the head/combustion chamber.
A device that pumps intake air into the carburetor of an internal combustion engine at pressures above atmospheric. Supercharging provides a greater air charge to the cylinders at high crankshaft speeds and at high altitudes, thereby boosting engine power without increasing engine size. Some supercharger systems utilize after-cooling to further increase the density of the charge. The blower may be geared to the crankshaft or, in the case of the turbocharger, it may consist of a turbine driven by the exhaust gases to operate the centrifugal blower.