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S - Supercharger

05 June 2006

Supercharger - A system which forces air into the cylinders so that more fuel can be burned per stroke and therefore more power produced.

The vanes of a supercharger which force the air into the cylinder are turned by a belt running off the crankshaft, unlike a turbocharger, which is driven by the re-circulation of exhaust gases. (See also Turbocharger.)

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