Powertrain Systems

Delphi Ignition Coils for Small Engines

Delphi Ignition Coils for Small Engines supply the required electrical energy needed to ignite the air-fuel mixture in an engine's combustion chamber. They are designed to meet a wide variety of continually evolving requirements for combustion calibrations.

Delphi Ignition Coils range from small inductive ignition coils to stand-alone smart ignition modules that can adjust spark timing to help provide economical fuel consumption and deliver optimal performance. They offer fully encapsulated coil, or coil and igniter circuits that provide reliable, robust performance under harsh off-road conditions.

Delphi Ignition Coils are designed to operate dependably and reliably under all operating conditions and throughout the entire engine speed range to help non-automotive engine manufacturers meet the highest engine performance, exhaust emissions and fuel economy objectives.


  • Small packaging allows flexible engine layout
  • Higher voltage outputs compatible with alternative fuel requirements
  • Lower primary inductance provides high-speed performance
  • Early and precise electronic spark timing helps improve fuel economy and provides faster crank-to-run
  • Higher energy delivered to combustible mixture provides cleaner combustion
  • Improved dwell accuracy decreases module and coil temperature for greater reliability
  • RFI (radio frequency interference) and EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) compliant versions are also available

Typical Applications

Delphi Ignition Coils for Small Engines are designed for one- and two-cylinder gasoline and ethanol-blended fuel engines. They can be used for motorcycles, motor scooters, commercial products such as lawn mowers and stationary power generators, power sports products such as personal all-terrain vehicles, and marine engines. The coils are designed to meet virtually any customer package requirement, including:

  • Stand alone coil or coil and igniter package
  • Coil with 2-pin or 3-pin connector
  • Coil assembly with or without high voltage leads

Typical Performance Specifications

2-pin connector


Operating voltage

9 V to 14 V

Operating temperature

-40°C to 110°C

Primary current

10 A

Charging time (at 14 V and 10 A)

1.35 ms

Secondary energy

28 mJ at 800 V zener load

Spark duration

0.5 ms (minimum) at 800 V zener load

Secondary output

25 kV at (20 pF // 1 MΩ)

Secondary voltage rise time (10-90% of secondary voltage peak)

30 µs (maximum) at 20 pF // 1 MΩ

Performance Advantages

Delphi Ignition Coils for Small Engines are built of sturdy materials and designed for long-term durability and reliability. They feature cost-effective designs and are produced by smart manufacturing processes that enable successful implementation across a wide range of engine applications. Delphi offers manufacturers a complete systems integration approach to ignition systems development. Every step of the ignition process is analyzed, including the creation, transmission, timing and delivery of the ignition spark energy. This strategy provides optimized ignition systems tailored to customer requirements.

The Delphi Advantage

Delphi has a deep understanding of ignition systems and the combustion process. We offer the benefits of more than 100 years' experience in ignition systems and we build millions annually. We offer a low cost, global manufacturing footprint and the most comprehensive line of ignition systems in the industry. Our ignition products excel in performance, quality and durability. We provide advanced and innovative technologies designed to help our customers meet the market challenges of the future.

As a global leader in engine management systems technology, Delphi can help manufacturers meet emissions requirements, improve fuel economy and enhance performance. Delphi is a source for high value solutions and our systems expertise is built into every product. Delphi's flexible engineering approach encourages collaboration. And, Delphi has a thorough understanding of markets around the world and a global network of resources.