29 Apr '17, 3pm

Say Hello To Compound Turbocharging Thanks To 48 Volt Electrical Systems

Conceptually, they work the same as fanning the flames of a camp fire. More oxygen makes a hotter fire. Cram more of it into a cylinder nearing the top of its compression stroke and you get more power with fewer emissions. If that sounds like magic, it is. But there’s a catch. At low engine speeds, exhaust gas flow is low. It usually takes a few seconds after the driver whistles down to the engine room for more power before the turbo is spinning fast enough to make a noticeable difference. The period leads to what is known as “turbo lag.”

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