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Old 01-20-2011, 10:41 AM   #1
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Talking Electric supercharger LOL

I think this guy is serious!

http://www.turbomagazine.com/tech/04...ger/index.html

My favorite part is down toward the bottom where he claims that there is no parasitic power loss. ??? What??? Apparently this guy has no idea how an alternator works. Not to mention that with a stock alternator you have to install 4 extra batteries, and they may not recharge on a stock alternator. So you have to plug your car in at night? He continues to reiterate that this system has no parasitic loss and turbo'* and superchargers use engine power to create power.

Then there'* this gem:

"Testing has shown the smaller the engine, the higher the sustainable boost. If a 3.5-liter engine is running 24v, boost will peak at 10 psi at 2000 rpm and then drop off to 3 psi at 6500 rpm."

So wait, I have to convert my car to 24 volts in order to get 3psi at 6500 rpm? So If I installed this in my 12 volt car, I would get 5 psi at 2000rpm and no boost at 6500 rpms.

Are people actually buying this garbage? This whole article is one big joke to anybody who actually knows anything.

Silly ricers.
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:48 AM   #2
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Lets not forget about the weight of all those batteries. HP to weight is not a liner curve. You double the weight, you quadruple the HP needed to move as fast. Electric superchargers are total junk, let me say that again, they are JUNK!!!! Yes, parasitic lose happens with a supercharger. However, your getting more then you loose, and the weight increase is slight. A turbo charger has a slight weight increase, but no parasitic lose. 3 PSI of boost at 6500 rpm is nothing, I have just about 14psi at 6000 rpm. You need to balance the gain to the lose. And electric superchargers don't do this.
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I just looked threw their forum, and not one mention, not a single one that I could find about a electric supercharger. how much you want to bet they pull all negative threads, and sorry to say that'* all of them. I also looked at the dyno runs. Yep, there was a HP increase, as you would expect when your forcing air in to a engine. However, it'* not taking in to account the increase in weight. You would need to do some math to prove your at a gain. They wont show that math because that math will prove your actually at a lose. And that will hurt sales. I'm tempted to register there and post to see what happens. Who'* with me?
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GO for it Dan!!! Gotta save car enthusiast from all the garbage out there.
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A joke...lol
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I disagree with your assessment. I found by installing this electric supercharger, fart cans on the exhaust outlets, "R" stickers on the rear quarters, and a rear deck wing that is about 4 feet in the air and looks like it would provide enough lift for a 747 resulted in at least doubling my horse power. Plus the added benefit of looking really cool.
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Your a sick man.
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I find putting bigger tires in the back and little ones up front makes it go 90% faster and then also putting a bdy kit and tint n windows along with fox racing stickers makes my cars go 300 mph in 10 seconds lol
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We used to jack up the rear end and lower the front so we were driving down hill, saves on gas. But with these new front wheel drive cars it no longer works.
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