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Document and Entity Information

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9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Nov. 18, 2018
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name Ener-Core, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001495536  
Trading Symbol ENCR  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Emerging Growth Company true  
Entity Ex Transition Period false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   4,256,393