The well-known centrifugal supercharger is the most common of all forced induction systems, mostly because it is the most efficient. Centrifugal superchargers are lightweight, small and are attached to the front of the engine. Additionally, they are loved because of the distinctive whine they produce as the engine revs up – something that easily turns heads on the streets.
The difference between the centrifugal supercharger and the others is that this particular one powers an impeller. The impeller is a device that is quite similar to a rotor, meaning it draws air at very high speeds into a compressor housing. Furthermore, the centrifugal force causes the drawn in air (at the hub of the impeller) to radiate outward.
The unique way of working makes the centrifugal supercharger the best of them all. To find out more about its working principles check out the video below!