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Old 11-27-2009, 11:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Electric superchargers with promise

Has anyone here checked out this site?

Super Power Charger

These guys look legit. With a deep cycle battery and a swap to a smaller motor, any car could be eco and with the flip of a switch (one of those cool, red, James Bond, don't-touch-that-button looking ones), turn into a capable speedster.

This could be part of my Corsica project. I could swap to the little I-4 bugger with one of those. Too bad they cost a boatload.

They're working on a motorcycle version which could make for an interesting ecobike. Can anyone say literbike crushing 250?

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Old 11-28-2009, 12:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Draws way to many amps. Regular exhaust driven turbo charging is much much more efficient.
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Old 11-28-2009, 01:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Interesting. $1849 minimum ?!?!?!?!?

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Old 11-28-2009, 02:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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There are a few things missing from their test.

They need to put some load on the turbo through inlet and outlet simulation.

1) They need to put the compressor housing on the unit.

2) They need to create back pressure to their claim of 6 to 8 psi intake manifold pressure.

Now they can measure the turbos shaft speed. Doing these two things will drop the shaft speed drastically.

Then after that it would be wise to tell us how much their turbos flow in lbs/min.

But they kinda already told us this is not even close to what a exhaust turbo can produce in the way of power. A meth/h2o injection kit will not help alone if the turbo flows anywhere close to what an exhaust turbo would. You will need to run bigger injectors also, even at only 6 psi.

Most Hondas today you can have a complete turbo kit with management for around $1500.00

On my sons car were only in it $1000.00

I wrote them to see how many lbs/min they flow. I will let you guys know as soon as I get a response.

EDIT My Bad

OK after reading more of their details I found that they do claim at a 20% decrease under load, but their not saying how much load? Plus I found they are claiming you should run larger injectors for max performance.

The main thing is how much do they flow in lbs/min. This can be used to compare apples to apples.
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Just hook a leaf blower up to a Metro G10 and drop it in your lifted 4x4... that'll get you through anything.
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Electric.... magnetic... whats the difference?



Get one of those and glom onto a semi.
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Electric.... magnetic... whats the difference?



Get one of those and glom onto a semi.
It's legal to chain tow on highways, ain't it? I"m thinking grappling hook... those step bumpers on big-truck trailers are mighty big targets, and big trucks are more efficient than even most 4 bangers, right?
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It's legal to chain tow on highways, ain't it? I"m thinking grappling hook...
Except then you have the same problems as with drafting: you've got to keep 100% alert, or you're under the truck :-)

Imagine instead a telescoping/articulated arm with an electromagnet on the end. Come up behind a truck at cruising speed, extend the arm, flick the switch, and suddenly your fuel consumption drops to just what's needed to power the magnet.

If you wanted to get slick, you could even build in a shock absorber for a more comfortable ride.
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Draws way to many amps. Regular exhaust driven turbo charging is much much more efficient.
It's not like turbo charging doesn't also draw amps. It's a myth that a turbo scavenges free energy. Adding more backpressure with a turbine causes the piston to have a harder time moving up.
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braking can be handled by the uhaul style brake actuator, where the coupling applies the rear vehicle brakes based on how hard it is trying to push the front vehicle.

You could do that for a fairly long chain, problem is making sure the front driver doesn't like to play "crack the whip" without sufficient warning, and of course determining how to share the fuel bills.

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