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ACSCOILR Mini Mini Sports Coil - High Power - 3ohm

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Mini Sports Coil - High Power - 3ohm

12 Volt high powered sports coil - 3ohm resistance suitable for non ballast ignitions (standard) systems.


What is the difference between Standard and Ballast ignition systems?

A Standard 12 Volt ignition has a standard ignition coil... read more

Part No: ACSCOILR

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12 Volt high powered sports coil - 3ohm resistance suitable for non ballast ignitions (standard) systems.


What is the difference between Standard and Ballast ignition systems?

A Standard 12 Volt ignition has a standard ignition coil that produces a full power spark at 12 volts. A Ballast ignition has a ballast coil that produces a full power spark at a reduced voltage , the voltage is dropped by placing a ballast resistor or a resistor wire in the live feed to the coil. The coil will have a second feed running from the starter solenoid ,this will supply a full 12 volts on cranking giving the coil 125% the voltage it needs enabling a stronger spark at start up. Once the car is running the 2nd feed is cut and the coil will be powered by a reduced voltage.

How can I tell if I have a standard or ballast system?

Most British cars had a standard ignition up to early 1970s when replaced with the ballast system.

  • Standard system will only have 1 wire on the + side of coil. (Not including any suppresser wires)
  • Ballast system will have 2 feeds on to the + side of coil.  (Not including any suppresser wires)

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Additional Information

SKU ACSCOILR
Manufacturer Mini Sport