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Old 03-11-2018, 04:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
Please move this to the Unicorn Corral, along with the other electric supercharger threads.

The difference between turbochargers and superchargers is that turbos use otherwise wasted energy from the exhaust to do work, thus increasing efficiency, while superchargers use energy from the engine, increasing power at a cost in efficiency.

And standard alternators wouldn't produce enough power to drive a useful supercharger, anyway.
Yeesh. Don't call out the unicorns! It's just a discussion, lol.

Did you read the article and watch the video? Because you don't seem to understand what Audi did and how I daydream re-imagined it. This imaginary system would hypothetically be powered off grid/battery, not the alternator and not the engine. Are you familiar with the e-assist system GM used. See here:

Originally Posted by Old Tele man View Post
You ARE aware that a supercharger on a Fuelie drag racing engine consumes about 800 HP?!?!?
This is not a drag race application idea. We're discussing a small power augmenting idea, like an ecoboost but using grid power and maybe regen power stored in a battery. Did you read the short article and watch the video? You seem to react to something not proposed.

See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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