The most basic part of the heart of a vehicle is its engine. Ever since its invention, it has gone through many changes. These changes are regarding its appearance and performance. To increases the performance of an engine i.e. to enable it to deliver more speed, there were two methods. One, the size of the engine could be made bigger, another is by providing it more charge (fuel+air).


The size of an engine cannot be more than a certain limit. So the solution was to increase the supply of charge which resulted in the invention of superchargers. Supercharger enable the engine to draw more compressed fuel and air which helps the engine to produce more power. The whole process is called supercharging.

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In other words, a supercharger is any device that pressurizes the air intake to above atmospheric pressure. Both superchargers and turbochargers do this. In fact, the term “turbocharger” is a shortened version of “turbo-supercharger,” its official name.

Types of Superchargers-

There are three types of superchargers-