TurbopacTM 1500 Series

(For use worldwide, subject to country codes and local regulations. For off-road use in the U.S.A. to and including model year 1994. For other applications or model years please contact Turbodyne Sales.)

Turbodyne's TurbopacTM system is an electrically powered supercharger that monitors the demand for power and delivers instant boost to the engine during transient engine operation.

TurbopacTM 1500 Series can be optimized for applications for a variety of system voltages, pressures, flows and duty cycles.

Turbodyne's TurbopacTM 1500 Series product line is designed to meet the demanding operating environment of light-duty high performance engines. TurbopacTM systems have shown substantial performance improvements as well as reduction in harmfull pollutants.

  • Improves Overall Performance (Torque & Horse-Power)
  • Improves Driveability (Acceleration)
  • Lowers Emissions
  • Optimizes Fuel/Air Ratio & Can Improve Fuel Economy
  • Improves Opacity (Reduces Visible Smoke)
  • Consistant Performer with Long Life (Minimal Degradation)
  • Is A Simple Add-On

TurbopacTM Operation

Technically referred to as an "Electronic Demand Charger" (EDC), TurbopacTM is an electronic supercharger that uses electrical power for short periods of time such as for initial acceleration and passing. TurbopacTM is capable of significantly increasing power output of engines during acceleration. In turbocharged engines the TurbopacTM 1500 System will eliminate turbolag and thus provide a smoother acceleration curve.

A solid state sealed motor controller is connected to the vehicle's battery system. The controller provides 3-phase current to a Permanent Magnet Brushless DC motor. The motor is directly coupled to the compressor which spools up to operating speed in a fraction of a second.

A Y-shaped check valve is connected to the intake manifold to provide boost pressure. Ambient air is supplied via a connection to the air filter. An activation circuit senses change in throttle pedal angle on diesel engines and manifold vacuum on gasoline engines.

When the TurbopacTM system is applied, more oxygen is available for optimized combustion during the otherwise fuel rich operating period, resulting in reduced emissions (PM, CO, HC, and smoke). The intake air is pressurized and the supercharged air is fed directly into the engine.

Unlike catalytic convertor and trap technologies, TurbopacTM systems do not exhibit degradation in the form of reduced performance due to the accumulation of soot, and therefore exhibit longer life.

Electrical Requirements

The standard vehicle alternator and battery are generally adequate for operation of the TurbopacTM. Power requirements of the TurbopacTM depends on the size of the engine and therefore quantity and mass flow of air. A larger engine takes more air and therefore more electrical power is needed for a constant boost pressure. As an approximation, for any given engine, TurbopacTM draws about 25% of the electrical current of a starter motor for the same engine, but only for short bursts of several seconds.


The TurbopacTM System modular design can be applied in various configurations and TurbopacTM can be applied to a variety of diesel, gasoline, natural gas, other alternative fuel engines and naturally aspirated and turbo-charged engines.

The TurbopacTM System includes all of the required functioning hardware. It does not include the hardware required for a specific engine/vehicle installation. The customer or installer must provide the required brackets, hoses, clamps, nuts and bolts to complete the installation.

The TurbopacTM compressor unit is installed in the engine compartment and is placed between the air intake of the engine and the intake manifold. The controller can be installed inside or outside the engine compartment.

TurbopacTM is a "stand alone" system that has no engine driven belts or gears, requires no lubrication and is manufactured with pre-lubricated precision ball bearings.

TurbopacTM is an electrically operated air enhancement device and its incorporation into an engine will require modifications to the fuel, ignition and electronic control systems of an engine. Modifications should be done by expert installers.

Installation of a TurbopacTM may interfere with the performance of anti-pollution devices. Please consult with Turbodyne Engineering for availability of exemptions on various engine types.

Performance Enhancement Technology
Physical Dimensions -TurbopacTM 1500

Turbodyne reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice to any specification, price or information contained herein. The manufacturer makes no warranties as to merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, either express or implied, other than those set forth in our written limited warranty. The manufacturer assumes no liability whatsoever for unintended uses for its product. Contact Turbodyne Sales and Marketing for complete up to date information on available equipment and specifications @ 6551 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013