Re: Electric Supercharger That Might Actually Work?!
60 amps at 12 volts = 720 Watts....less than ONE HORSEPOWER
Yeh cannae change the laws of physics as Scotty would say.
If this could work in a road vehicle, dont you think manufacturers would substitute these over all the complex plumbing (turbo) and belts (superC) with just 2 wires - and no oil feed? Of course they would, but the fact is even the air conditioning compressor wont work on a vehicle electrical system let alone an induction compressor.
As one dude said - the Jag takes 80 times more power through the belt for its supercharger on the V8R
...but with the growing hybrid tech, AC inverters and higher voltage batteries, it will come, but at 12 volts, its a chocolate teapot, you would get similar results just advancing the ignition map, this thing is never going to increase the air mass enough to allow a significant increase in fueling.
Unless you want the thing to be the size of bucket with an alternator the size of a dustbin!
The ships engineer is correct in his statement, these things exist, but even with 400Volts 3 phase AC, they draw mega current to replace a modest ( I would assume Holset or Allison) turbo on a Wartsila NSD or MAN marine diesel.