I'm afaid you're going to have to lighten up withJ-Rob said:yea, i wouldnt touch that with a stick. waste of money. waste of time. waste of effort
As my father always used to tell me "The truth hurts, deal with it."MagerThom said:
I'm afaid you're going to have to lighten up with
the attitude......new members have opined that, telling
it like it is, is "harsh"........LOL
scotthrbacek said:It's not a bad idea. It works like a supercharger in the fact that it rams more air into the engine. The bad thing is that it cannot move enough air and bring the boost pressure up to say 6 psi. 1 psi isn't really going to add too much. In order to do that, the DC motor would have to be relatively large. That would create quite a drag on the electrical system.
Look at a Vortech or Paxton type centrifugal blower and you will see how massive it is. These blowers even have an internal gear drive to increase the speed of the impeller. Look at the size of the belt that is required to turn the blower. Compressing air takes some HP, and also generates heat.
Turbochargers have to spin at speeds of up to 100,000 RPM to get 15 psi or more of boost.
This is similar to "boosters" that you can install in your ductwork at home to assist airflow to help heat or cool a room.
This is nothing more than an axial discharge fan that mounts in the intake tract. Probably wouldn't do much, although they have customer write-ups about the improvements.
i saw one of these in action on a V8 SHO, it showed absolutely no improvement in quarter mile time. it actually slowed it down on a couple runs.Willow9238 said:Its just not a good idea, huh?..... It looks like it would be a nice addition to a cold air intake. has anyone ever seen this thing in action b4?
I remember some electrical engineer somewhere else on the webrancherlee said:The only "electric" supercharger that I've seen work "somewhat" had a 2hp 12DC motor spining the compressor side of a T4 turbo and it was tested on a stock V6 pickup of some sort, actually made around 3-4psi of boost, down side is that it sucked 60-70amps of electricity and It needed to be plumbed into the engines oiling system.