Differences Between Superchargers Vs Turbochargers


In simple words, Superchargers are pressure boosting devices(compressors) which increase the pressure of the air before letting it get into the cylinder of the internal combustion engine! And the process of increasing the pressure OR forcing more air to get into the engine is called supercharging.


Turbochargers have the same function of a supercharger except that they don’t draw power from the engine. Turbochargers get their power from exhaust gases. The engine produces a huge amount of exhaust gases carrying enormous heat energy. This energy usually gets wasted since it is released directly to the atmosphere.

Turbochargers utilize this energy by letting the exhaust gases pass through a turbine! The turbine produces work which drives a compressor. The compressor then compresses air & supplies it to the engine at high pressure. Simple!

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