Forced Induction Custom FI Setup Questions

b2b electric supercharger plans anyone???

Old 07-31-2012, 12:45 PM
  #1  
0.0 BAR
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 11
Default b2b electric supercharger plans anyone???

Hey,
For all you guys that have messed around with electric superchargers I was wondering about this electric supercharger I found on youtube. It looks pretty legit for a few extra horsepower. I emailed the guy and he said he is also working a diy manual for a 6 psi air powered supercharger that works like nos and you just recharge the onboard air when needed. I put the link below.

Home - B2BElectricSupercharger.com
valkyie is offline  
Old 07-31-2012, 02:07 PM
  #2  
~ SITE SPONSOR ~
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 390
Default

We did pick up about 2 psi of boost using a huge gas powered leaf blower on a Chevy Nova one day when we were horsing around. I generally don't like the idea of an electric supercharger, though. Any one that's big enough to produce a significant power gain will require a horrendous current draw (more than your typical starter motor), many of them are so small they actually cost horsepower, and ones that can only add 1 psi of boost still bump you into racing classes where you're competing against real superchargers.
Matt Cramer is offline  
Old 07-31-2012, 06:23 PM
  #3  
0.0 BAR
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 11
Default

Leaf blower as a supercharger LOL as long as it works. Yes, it would take alot of amps for any meaningful boost. But I think the concept is pretty cool for a bump in power when you need at low engine rpm. At least its not one of those ebay marine blowers. I am thinking about buying one of the ebook manuals. He says he is working on a 24v version also. So when that ebook is ready I will buy it. I wonder how he plans to make a air powered supercharger? He is claiming 45 seconds of 6+ psi depending on engine size and then you recharge the on board air tank in 2 mins. Sounds like it would work like nos but I want to see it for myself.
valkyie is offline  
Old 08-01-2012, 12:45 PM
  #4  
0.0 BAR
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 14
Default

I agree with Thomas Knight's view of his system. Its more fair to compare this to a typical nitrous system.

Most kits will run you $500-$600. Personally believe a bottle heater and DOT's or Slicks is mandatory. What's the point of having an extra 75+hp and 100ft of torque if you can't put it to the pavement?

Anyway 75hp is about the limit of most clutches both manual and automatic with a decent hook at the track, but may not be the limit of the engine. If you attend the weekly drags and get more than 3 passes, a 10lbs bottle would last you likely two visits if not a little more.

My local filler is $40 to fill a 10lbs bottle or say $80 a month.

When you add that to the price of the kit and sticky tires, you're looking at the cost of one of Thomas' electric superchargers.

I think its ridiculous to assume you would run it off the car's battery source that makes no sense. The system would have its own power source. You can use standard car batteries but they are heavy. Lightweight batteries are more expensive but you don't need more than 24V (2 batteries).

You would run the system like you would run a 2,000 watt stereo system, IE you would run a battery system separate from the car's main battery and a higher output alternator to keep the secondary batteries topped off.

Like Rear Mount Turbos the concept is sound, but its not mainstream where people have been doing largely the same things to engines from stuff we learned fighting WWII (large displacement, deburing/porting, balancing, high compression, supercharging, turbocharging, nitrous oxide).

To make electric cars or hybrids quicker you would need to increase the voltage as well, as I said the concept is sound and fairly cost effective, just requires a higher upfront cost.

You could DIY a system, maybe a large lead blower as above but with a 24v jolt instead of pulling from the car's battery.
dj4monie is offline  
Old 08-01-2012, 12:48 PM
  #5  
0.0 BAR
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 14
Default

Originally Posted by valkyie View Post
Leaf blower as a supercharger LOL as long as it works. Yes, it would take alot of amps for any meaningful boost. But I think the concept is pretty cool for a bump in power when you need at low engine rpm. At least its not one of those ebay marine blowers. I am thinking about buying one of the ebook manuals. He says he is working on a 24v version also. So when that ebook is ready I will buy it. I wonder how he plans to make a air powered supercharger? He is claiming 45 seconds of 6+ psi depending on engine size and then you recharge the on board air tank in 2 mins. Sounds like it would work like nos but I want to see it for myself.
There's a company in France that builds air powered small cars/trucks. You would have to find a way to turn the gear inside a supercharger and while air is free, compressed air is both dangerous and hard to work with...
dj4monie is offline  
Old 02-07-2013, 11:19 PM
  #6  
0.0 BAR
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1
Default

!! please let me now who I can bay a b2b elevt. sup char....
pichiti0621 is offline  
Old 03-27-2013, 09:19 AM
  #7  
0.0 BAR
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Bombay, india
Posts: 5
Default

psych0hans is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Aosborne
General Discussion
3
02-21-2008 06:53 PM
Morphina
Turbo Parts For Sale
17
07-23-2006 11:22 PM
motochris
General Discussion
23
03-13-2005 06:46 PM
gasser
General Discussion
23
01-07-2004 09:59 AM
k4rr
Hybrid/Tech
2
09-04-2003 03:21 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: b2b electric supercharger plans anyone???


Contact Us - Sitemap - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.