Which is better between supercharge and turbocharge?

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Both are compressors that are used to raise the inlet pressure at the intake of an engine. A supercharge generally means a mechanically driven compressor and most times is a roots type compressor. A turbocharge is centrifugal compressors driven by a gas turbine. The turbine is fed the exhaust gases from the engine. 

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    In terms of which is better can depend on the function of the engine they are connected to. Supercharges because they are directly connected to the engine respond much more quickly since they speed up as the engine do.

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    A turbocharger can have a bit of a lag as the engine speeds up so the boost in air pressure is not as fast as that of a supercharge. This results in a power boost until the turbocharger reaches its newer speed. On the other hand if the engine is running at a constant speed then the turbo charger is just as good as a supercharger.  I understand that there is new technology that has a way of sensing speed changes and getting the boost from the turbocharge to respond faster.

  • 4 weeks ago

    They are the same thing. They both compress the incoming air pressure to boost HP. The super charger is usually belt driven and saps power to boost the pressure, the turbo charger uses exhaust power to compress the incoming air stream and has in inherent lag in operation.

    Dragsters always use a supercharger while most cars use a turbocharger because it is more efficient and cheaper to build and operate.

    How fast do you need to burn rubber and how much rubber do you want to burn?

  • 4 weeks ago

    Both methods reduce the battery life in half because both ways were ever recommended from any battery producer.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    this should be in automotive section.

    troll....

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