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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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At this time, the twin-screw engine-driven supercharger is in an undercompressed state, and when the rotor makes full contact with the slot, the compression chamber pressure soon reaches the back pressure and does not significantly change until the rotor reaches the exhaust position.
The company has 99 Supercharger stations in the United States; 32 in Europe, where Tesla just started selling cars last summer; and three stations in Asia, where Tesla began selling cars in April.
The Supercharger is available in four exterior colours - white pearl crystal shine, mercury gray mica, platinum silver metallic and starlight black glass flake.
Technology: Lontra's supercharger variable flow compressor technology is the brainchild of the company's technical director, Steve Lindsey, who patented the Lindsey internal combustion engine.
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Adding the supercharger to an engine in marine, vehicular or stationary applications provides an additional boost of power to accelerate a machine from idle to full power without the turbo lag that often occurs during the air and fuel mixing period, said Ogura.
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