12 best manufacturers of ignition coils

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

The most important part in a gasoline internal combustion engine is the ignition coil. It is used not only in cars, but also in motorcycles, gardening equipment, water transport, etc. The main task of this electrical unit is to convert the low voltage (12 V) of the on-board network into high-voltage current (up to 50,000 V). This is done to create a powerful spark between the electrodes of the candle. When choosing an ignition coil, a motorist has to face a number of problems. The information collected by our experts will help to solve most of them.

How to choose an ignition coil

Features of the device. An ignition coil is a complex electrical device that consists of several main parts.

  1. The core of the device is a core made of special transformer steel.
  2. A secondary winding of 0.1 mm copper wire is wound around the core. The number of turns reaches 25,000 pieces.
  3. The primary winding is the outer layer. It is formed from a thicker copper wire (0.8 mm). At the same time, the number of turns is reduced to 250-400 pieces.
  4. On the cover of the coil, made of dielectric material, there are leads and terminals for connection to the on-board network and the high-voltage line.

Types of ignition coils. In order to choose the right electrical device for your car, you should know the type of ignition system in the vehicle.

  1. The distribution system uses a single ignition coil to supply high voltage to all the spark plugs in the vehicle. This system is outdated and is less and less common on modern cars.
  2. Ignition coils with two spark plugs are considered to be more durable. In this case, the operation of the gas distribution mechanism must be specially tuned so that the pistons move in pairs. In modern cars, there are varieties with the designation DIS and DIS-COP.
  3. The most advanced ignition systems are those with individual coils. They are installed directly on the candles. In this case, high-voltage wires are excluded from the chain. This ignition system is designated COP.

When replacement of the ignition coil is required. There are several symptoms when the engine is running, which could be caused by the ignition coil. The most popular ones are:

  1. increased fuel consumption;
  2. difficult starting of the motor;
  3. decrease in power;
  4. dirty exhaust;
  5. undertraining the engine;
  6. increased vibration.

We've selected the top 12 ignition coil manufacturers for our review. All of them sell their products on the domestic market. When compiling the rating, the opinion of the expert community and the reviews of Russian motorists were taken into account.

Rating of the best manufacturers of ignition coils

Nomination a place manufacturer rating
Rating of the best manufacturers of ignition coils 1 NGK 5.0
2 Bosch 4.9
3 VDO 4.8
4 BeRU 4.7
5 CADIC 4.6
6 Delphi 4.5
7 Hella 4.4
8 BREMI 4.3
9 SOATE 4.2
10 ERA 4.1
11 StartVOLT 4.0
12 TSN 3.9

NGK

Rating: 5.0

NGK

The Japanese company NGK has been producing auto components since 1919. During this time, the company has managed to occupy a leading position in the world market. Among the partners of the brand are such well-known auto concerns as GM, VW, Mazda, Nissan, Fiat. The catalog contains over 2000 items of spare parts. The high quality of the products has been repeatedly noted at the international level. So in 2009 the experts of the Equip Auto exhibition gave NGK the laurels of the winner for innovation. Ignition coils are installed not only on production cars, but also on Formula 1 racing cars. For excellent quality and reliability, the brand takes first place in our rating.

Domestic motorists praise Japanese ignition coils for trouble-free and durable operation in different operating modes. The disadvantages include the high price.

Advantages

  • rich assortment;
  • Japanese quality;
  • innovative technologies;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • high price.

Bosch

Rating: 4.9

BOSCH

The well-known German concern Bosch has been operating since 1886, but the company began to produce ignition coils only in 1925. The latest innovation was the plastic ignition coil. This approach made it possible to reduce the weight of the unit, reduce the overall dimensions, and increase the product's resistance to temperature extremes, voltage and vibration. The brand boasts a rich assortment of auto parts (about 100 thousand items). The products are supplied to the conveyors of such giants as Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, Volvo, etc.

Users are satisfied with the German quality of Bosch ignition coils, a variety of designs, and stable sparking. Experts gave the brand second place in the rating, since a lot of counterfeit products appeared on the Russian market.

Advantages

  • German quality;
  • variety of models;
  • powerful sparking;
  • stable work.

disadvantages

  • a lot of fakes.

VDO

Rating: 4.8

VDO

Another German company with glorious traditions was included in the top three of our rating. VDO company specializes in the production of electromechanical devices for automotive technology. Among the partners of the brand there are a number of well-known car factories (BMW, General Motors, VGA, Fiat, Honda, PSA). In the catalog, in addition to ignition coils, you can find various sensors, elements of the fuel system, safety equipment, alarms and much more. Today the trademark belongs to the Continental AG concern, which in 1996 opened a production site in the Russian city of Chistopol.

Experts appreciate the quality of the ignition coils. Users confirm their reliability and reliability. But it is not always possible to find a suitable model for your car in Russia.

Advantages

  • high-quality assembly;
  • reliability;
  • stable sparking;
  • durability.

disadvantages

  • a modest assortment on the Russian market.

BeRU

Rating: 4.7

BERU

The German company BeRU has been producing auto parts for over 100 years. In honor of the founder, Albrecht Ruprecht, a candle was even named, which compares favorably with competitors with reliable waterproofing. The firm presented its products on time, which was the key to rapid growth and expansion. Experts note the brand's aspiration to produce quality products. This was appreciated by car factories LAMBORGHINI, BMW, MASERATI, FORD, PEUGEOT, LAND ROVER, RENAULT, AUDI, CITROEN, etc. In Russia, spark plugs and ignition coils are especially popular in the auto parts market.

The brand stopped one step away from the top three in our ranking, because there are negative reviews, indicating a short-lived work. Most likely, counterfeit products have appeared on the market.

Advantages

  • high quality;
  • moisture resistance;
  • easy installation;
  • acceptable prices.

disadvantages

  • counterfeit is encountered.

CADIC

Rating: 4.6

CADIC

The Chinese company CADIC has a rather narrow specialization, it produces only ignition coils. According to experts, the manufacturer has succeeded in this. The annual production volume exceeded 6 million parts, of which 90% are sent abroad. Among the main buyers are car factories in Europe, America and Southeast Asia. The Chinese company managed to achieve high performance due to the use of high-quality raw materials, the introduction of modern technologies. The company boasts its own research and development laboratory, through which products are subjected to rigorous testing.

Users note an excellent combination of affordable price and good quality. The high place in the rating of the manufacturer was also ensured by good assembly and reliable packaging.

Advantages

  • affordable price;
  • high-quality assembly;
  • modern production;
  • own laboratory.

disadvantages

  • difficulties with the selection.

Delphi

Rating: 4.5

DELPHI

The American company Delphi has been producing automotive components for over 100 years. During this time, a wealth of experience has been accumulated, which allows us to maintain a leading position. Experts note the manufacturer's responsible approach to the technological chain. At all stages, from the purchase of raw materials to the packaging of parts, employees exercise strict control. This is proved by successful studies and tests carried out by specialists in different countries. The brand is in the TOP-6 of our rating.

Domestic motorists speak flatteringly about the reliability and durability of Delphi ignition coils. Among the shortcomings, a high price is noted, which pushes unscrupulous dealers to make fakes.

Advantages

  • quality raw materials;
  • precise fit of parts;
  • strict adherence to production technology;
  • reliability and durability.

disadvantages

  • high price;
  • there are fakes on the market.

Hella

Rating: 4.4

HELLA

The largest manufacturer of auto parts in the world is the German company Hella. Starting as a small business (1899), the brand has grown into an international corporation. Production sites are located in 35 countries of the world. Much attention is paid to new developments, which is confirmed by the annual number of registered patents (about 170 pcs.). In Russia, Hella products are highly trusted by car owners. Therefore, in 2012, the manufacturer opened a logistics center in our country, where a rich assortment of auto parts (more than 4,000 items) is stored.

The brand managed to get into our rating due to many flattering reviews from users. Ignition coils are easy to install and reliable during operation. There are only complaints about assemblies assembled in China.

Advantages

  • own developments;
  • high quality;
  • reliability;
  • easy to install.

disadvantages

  • the Chinese assembly fails.

BREMI

Rating: 4.3

BREMI

The history of the BREMI brand dates back to 1927. A small German company began its activity with the production of spark plugs. Over the years, the assortment has expanded, the company has been consolidated, and its own research centers have appeared. The manufacturer supplies ignition coils, sensors and other automotive electrical products to the Russian market. The experts included the brand in our rating for reliability, durability and eye-catching red color. BREMI products are trusted by such German auto giants as VW and BMW.

Domestic motorists have no complaints about the build quality and operating parameters of the ignition coils. At the same time, the manufacturer manages to sell its products at an affordable price. Unfortunately, there are also defective parts.

Advantages

  • rich assortment;
  • reliability;
  • affordable prices;
  • recognition.

disadvantages

  • defective products are found in Russia.

SOATE

Rating: 4.2

SOATE

Starooskolsk plant of automotive electrical equipment was founded in 1959. The golden time of the enterprise is considered to be the period from 1970 to 1985, when there was a serious enlargement of the plant, foundry and galvanic production appeared. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, SOATE Joint Stock Company managed to find its niche in the market economy. The production facilities underwent a major overhaul. The brand remains a supplier of ignition coils for conveyors of such car factories as VAZ, GAZ, PAZ, UAZ, ZAZ, KAVZ. Experts pay attention to the adapter that comes with the coil. With its help, you can install the unit even on foreign cars.

Among the reviews of motorists, positive statements prevail. But there are cases of fragility of SOATE ignition coils.

Advantages

  • low price;
  • wide range of models;
  • ease of installation;
  • versatility.

disadvantages

  • fragility.

ERA

Rating: 4.1

ERA

The well-known Italian brand ERA specializes in the production and sale of automotive electrics. These are ignition coils, electric pumps, sensors and much more. In total, the list of products includes over 11,000 items (14 sections). Experts note the brand's tendency to sell premium products, but the catalog also contains inexpensive spare parts. The Italian supplier has not only parts for foreign cars, but also auto components for popular domestic Vesta, Kalin and Priory. For a wide assortment and competent pricing policy, ERA is included in the top ten manufacturers in our rating.

Analyzing reviews on thematic forums, we can conclude that there is a lot of counterfeit under the ERA brand. Users have no comments on original products.

Advantages

  • rich assortment;
  • competent pricing policy;
  • easy installation;
  • flexible approach to clients.

disadvantages

  • a lot of counterfeit products.

StartVOLT

Rating: 4.0

STARTVOLT

The widest range of ignition coils for domestic cars is produced at the Russian company UK Carville. In 2010, under the STARTVOLT brand, starters and generators began to be produced, later they mastered the heater and washer pumps, ignition coils, high-voltage wires, sensors. Products are supplied to well-known car factories VAZ, GAZ, ZAZ and UAZ. The manufacturer is engaged in its own developments, which it successfully implements. The company has established 100% quality control. The experts included the brand in our rating for its commitment to continuous improvement and affordable prices.

The owners of domestic Lada Priora and UAZ Patriot praise the ignition coils for their reliability and unpretentiousness. The disadvantages include a modest lineup.

Advantages

  • affordable prices;
  • reliability;
  • unpretentiousness;
  • own developments.

disadvantages

  • modest lineup.

TSN

Rating: 3.9

TSN

The Russian automotive components manufacturer Tsitron supplies its products to the market under the TSN trademark. The plant with a 50-year history can boast of work in the military-industrial complex of the Soviet Union. Hence the high quality of ignition coils, fuel pumps, sensors and other auto components. All products meet stringent international standards. Experts explain the reason for the excellent quality by the introduction of modern technologies, careful selection of raw materials and the use of advanced equipment. The brand deservedly gets into our rating.

In the reviews of motorists, critical statements are slipped regarding the reliability of ignition coils. The service life of some products does not exceed 10 thousand km.

Advantages

  • high-quality assembly;
  • strict control at all stages of production;
  • modern technologies;
  • advanced equipment.

disadvantages

  • fragility.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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