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supercharger

a device, usually a fan or compressor driven by the engine, that increases the mass of air drawn into an internal-combustion engine by raising the intake pressure

supercharger

[′sü·pər‚chär·jər]
(mechanical engineering)
An air pump or blower in the intake system of an internal combustion engine used to increase the weight of air charge and consequent power output from a given engine size.

supercharger

An engine or exhaust-driven fan or impeller used to provide additional fuel-air mixture to the engine so that it can produce additional power. This is done by forcing more fuel-air mixture into the cylinders than could be done by a normally aspirated engine at ambient atmospheric pressure. Supercharging prevents the loss of power with an increase in altitude and helps maintain the manifold pressure. See also turbocharger.
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One ideal application for the TVS2 is in combination with a turbocharger, with the supercharger located after the turbo.
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Total Fuel Cost: $0 (thanks to Tesla's free superchargers, available to all Tesla owners)
In a recent trip to northern Europe to engage with customers, Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk highlighted the rapid increase in the rollout of the company's Supercharger network for Europe.
Eaton is projecting demand for the TVS supercharger will increase as much as 80 percent over the next four years because of automakers' demand to maintain high engine power while downsizing engines for improved fuel economy and lower emissions.
The company said, 'We're building a network that will ultimately mean drivers will never be more than 100 miles from a Supercharger.
The Tesla Supercharger is substantially more powerful than any charging technology to date, providing up to 120 kilowatts of DC (Direct Current) power directly to the Model S battery using special cables that bypass the onboard charging equipment.
Police recovered 14 supercharger kits and seven blowers, with a retail value of about $28,000, from a Torrance home.
In addition to the Tesla Superchargers, DDR has also installed four Volta charging stations in Arizona that accommodate a variety of electric vehicles from various manufacturers.
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Supercharger stations are strategically placed to allow owners to drive from station to station with minimal stops.
In the final session the car left hard and it was on a good pass, but then the supercharger backfired.