The carburetor is a mechanical device which blends the air with the fuel and provides it to the engine for combustion. It is an important part in today’s internal combustion engines. This device is responsible for making the perfect air-fuel ratio for combustion.
This mechanical device came into existence around the 19th century and the automobile pioneer Karl Benz has a great hand in developing it for vehicular engines. The gasoline engines require the right amount of fuel to burn and provide power. Then whether the engine is at its starting position or running at the top speed, carburetor delivers the same for better performance.
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Need of Carburetor in the main fuel system
The fuel we use to operate the vehicles should be burnt at a proper and correct level. Air is necessary for every fuel to burn because it contains oxygen responsible for combustion. Here the carburetor works as a necessary device which provides the perfect ratio of the air-fuel mixture to run the engine. As per the type of engines, the air-fuel ratio always varies with the requirement.
Watch video on next page to see the working of carburetor-