When your car is not getting the required power, then you can go for installing supercharger. There are different kinds of superchargers available on the market, and they produce different results.
Centrifugal vs. Screw Superchargers: The main difference between centrifugal and screw superchargers is in their design. Procharger uses a centrifugal type whereas Whipple employs a twin-screw configuration.
In this article we try to compare the differences between Procharger vs. Whipple superchargers.
Let’s get started!
How the Procharger Model Work?
All ProCharger models have three major components:
- Fan, which pulls air into the supercharger.
- Compressor, which compresses and pumps air
- Turbine/Nozzle system, which is driven by a pulley that draws power from the engine.
How the Whipple supercharger Works
Whipple Superchargers have a slightly different mechanism of working. While procharger utilizes gears for speed control, Whipple Superchargers use two 'paddles' and two springs to achieve the same goal.
Differences Between Procharger Vs. Whipple Superchargers
Check the differences and determine which supercharger company offers the best value for your dollar.
At nominal boost levels, both Procharger's KB blower and Whipple's XP-7R produce similar levels of output power.
However, at higher boost pressures, the XP-7R's higher output is due to its larger Impeller Diameter of 71.5mm – nearly 10% greater than the procharger (65mm). Thus, at a given pressure level, Whipple has more output capability than Procharger units
Prochargers are known for being extremely durable and reliable whereas Whipple turbos are not as bulletproof in nature.
Turbine Housing Material
Procharger turbos have an aluminum turbine housing which is more durable than Whipple turbos which use a cast iron housing.
Emphasis on Power versus Emphasis on Efficiency
Whipple is known for being an extremely efficient turbocharger system and that their turbos are designed primarily to improve fuel economy. Prochargers however are more focused on generating power, hence they have a larger compressor wheel than Whipple turbos.
This article is just informational and does not imply any hard recommendation on which blower you ought to purchase. It depends on your usage, budget, and vehicle type, among others.