Turbocharger FAQs:


Q: Were turbochargers originally known as turbosuperchargers when all forced induction devices were classified as superchargers?

A: Yes.

Q: Are turbochargers commonly used on truck?

A: Yes, and car, train, aircraft, and construction equipment engines.

Q: Was a turbocharger invented by Swiss engineer Alfred Büchi?

A: Yes, and the head of diesel engine research at Gebrüder Sulzer , engine manufacturing company in Winterthur, who received a patent in 1905 for using a compressor driven by exhaust gases to force air into an internal combustion engine to increase power output, but it took another 20 years for the idea to come to fruition.

Q: Is a turbocharger chosen to produce a given amount of pressure at high altitude?

A: Yes, and the turbocharger is oversized for low altitude.

Q: Were turbochargers diesel?

A: Yes, and however, adoption in gasoline engines is increasing.

Q: Are turbochargers also employed in certain two-stroke cycle diesel engines?

A: Yes, and which would normally require a Roots blower for aspiration.

Q: Is a turbocharger the simplest type of turbocharger?

A: Yes.

Q: Are turbochargers widely used in car and commercial vehicles because they allow smaller-capacity engines to have improved fuel economy?

A: Yes, and reduced emissions, higher power and considerably higher torque.

Q: Is a turbocharger controlled by a wastegate?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a turbocharger initially driven by the engine's crankshaft through a gear train and an overrunning clutch?

A: Yes, and thereby providing aspiration for combustion.

Q: Is a turbocharger not specifically a twincharger?

A: Yes, as the engine uses the mechanical assistance to charge air only at lower engine speeds and startup.

Q: Were turbochargers also used in aviation?

A: Yes, and most widely used by the United States.

Q: Is a turbocharger the largest manufacturers in Europe and the United States?

A: Yes.

Q: Are turbochargers fed one-half of the engine’s exhaust?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a turbocharger multiplied by another?

A: Yes, and hence the name "2-stage".

Q: Is a turbocharger powered by a turbine driven by the engine's exhaust gas?

A: Yes.

Q: Are turbochargers primarily used in Diesel engines?

A: Yes.

Q: Were turbochargers first used in production aircraft engines such as the Napier Lioness in the 1920s?

A: Yes, although they were less common than engine-driven centrifugal superchargers.

Q: Are turbochargers used instead of one large one?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a turbocharger to improve an engine's volumetric efficiency by increasing density of the intake gas allowing more power per engine cycle?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a turbocharger with aircraft engines?

A: Yes.