gear-driven supercharger

gear-driven supercharger
A supercharger or an air compressor driven by gears from the crankshaft of a reciprocating engine. The engine drives the super-charger, and the power increase more than compensates for any power loss. Gear-driven super-chargers are less efficient than turbochargers.
Gear-driven supercharger on a radial engine.

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