Three Types of Turbocharger Systems
Posted: September 13, 2017
Categories: Technical Articles
The turbo charger or more accurately termed the super turbo charger has been a staple to the tuning scene for some time now. This technical article will cover the three most common turbocharger setups and their differences.
Single Turbocharger System
Single turbo systems are most commonly seen on small four cylinder motors, but can also be found in larger full race applications. In a single turbo system all exhaust gases are feed into the hot side of a single turbocharger, this in turn spins up the cool side of the turbo creating suction resulting in positive pressure at the output of the turbocharger.
Parallel Twin Turbocharger System
In a parallel twin turbo system exhaust gasses are split to feed two identical turbochargers independently of each other. This has the immediate advantage of allowing for V configuration motors to avoid lengthy piping systems to feed a single turbocharger.
Sequential Twin Turbocharger System
Sequential turbo systems also known as compound turbo systems utilize a small and large turbocharger both turbochargers are feed from the same exhaust flow, unlike in a parallel setup. The main purpose of a sequential setup is to better provide power across the entire power band.
So there you have it the three main types of turbocharger systems. If you are looking or turbo kits or to upgrade an existing turbo system check our products offered here.