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Old 07-30-2012, 03:07 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ecomodded View Post
... a electric leaf blower could provide 2-3 lbs with out to much draw.
How much volume? Versus what the engine needs?

I think I'm with Old Mechanic on this. The idea could be useful to help downsize an engine, and you would only need to power the compressor at need. Don't know if this application of the idea could really work or not, though.

There's been one somewhat-popular "electric supercharger" a few years ago that was total bunk. Testing showed about what you would think: A little more torque off-idle, and then flow got choked at higher loads and RPMs.

-soD
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