Turbocharger VS Supercharger –
What is a turbocharger and what is a supercharger ?
What is the difference between a turbocharger and a supercharger ?
Which is the best out of the two ?
A supercharger is a device that increases the pressure of the air or the density of the air by compressing the air which is supplied to an internal combustion engine. So, in other words a supercharger is a complete air compressor. This process helps the combustion to have more oxygen and so letting the fuel to burn more efficiently, thus giving more power. Power for the supercharger can be given by any means of a belt or other source. This must be connected to the Engines crankshaft.
A turbocharger is a turbine driven induction device which increases the power output and so the efficiency of the engine. Even the turbocharger draws extra air into the combustion chamber thus improving the combustion. Turbochargers were known as Turbosuperchargers until the superchargers were assigned to the mechanical forced induction devices. Turbochargers are commonly used for trucks, cars, trains and many construction equipment devices.
Twincharger is an engine that consists of both a supercharger and a turbocharger.
A Turbocharger uses exhaust steam for its energy that runs through a turbine that itself spin the compressor but the supercharger uses crankskaft for its energy and produces power for the engine. Turbocharger is not directly connected to the engine but the supercharger is directly connected to the engine with the help of a belt. Turbocharger has a smog altering equipment that lower the carbon emission but the supercharger does not has a waste gate and so the smog emits from the supercharger itself. The rotation per minute is 15,000 for the turbocharger and the rotation per minute is 50,000 for the supercharger.
The only thing you need to remember is that the Superchargers deliver the power at lower rotation per minute but the turbochargers works best at high rotation per minute.