E-Ram Electric Supercharger Testing

After hearing much hoopla about the E-Ram Electric Supercharger, I was curious, but I couldn't get much hard data on it - only marketing hype. Check out their website at ElectricSupercharger.com Wayne at Pelican Parts kindly lent me a demo unit to test. I am going to conduct a series of test with it, drive it around a bit, and get the car dyno'd with the device, and post the results here. I'll also have the opportunity to run it on the track in March.

The test vehicle is a 1977 911 targa with a 3.6L C2 engine. This engine is basically stock with the exception of a B&B exhaust, Cyntex chip, and a homemade air induction system using a K&N air filter (model RE-0810) replacing the stock airbox. The engine was recently rebuilt, and dyno'd at 235RWHP.

HPTorqueE-RamCommentsGraph
235. 405. OFF No air cleaner
236.2 395.3 OFF  
236.2 411.9 ON No air cleaner
236.4 410.7 ON  

Demo Videos

A Closer Look and Installation


Here's a view from the back side of the unit.


A view of the front end of the unit.


The wiring kit provided; it comes with wires, a relay (pre-wired), a fuse linked into the power side, and a microswitch for activation.


Side view


A peek at the motor


The inital test mounting


The inital test mounting, a closer view


Here's the first test setup, wired up.


The fuse that was provided blew and melted the case after just a few short test runs.



Here's the bracket I fabbed to hold the microswitch


The completed install. I still need to fab a bracket to support the E-ram


Here's the switch at part throttle


Here's the switch with the throttle all the way off


Hitting the switch at WOT


Relay mounting