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Turbocharger versus a supercharger

What’s the difference between a turbocharger versus supercharger? Both are air compressors designed to force more air into the cylinder during the intake stroke of a 4-cycle engine. So what’s the difference between a turbocharger versus a supercharger? Simple: It’s what powers the compressor. How a turbocharger compresses air A turbocharger has two turbines connected to a single shaft. One turbine sits in the exhaust stream, while the other turbine sits in the intake air duct. The exhaust flow spins both turbines, causing the fresh air turbine to compress outside … Read More

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