Clearing Up the Confusion About The Kanger SSOCC Coils
Posted on Jan 12, 2016. 80 comments

Clearing Up the Confusion About The Kanger SSOCC Coils

by Todd Slater

Inasmuch as the new Kangertech Stainless Steel Organic Cotton Coils (SSOCC) perform remarkably well, there is an immense amount of confusion surrounding them. Due to the name, it is natural to assume that the wire material of the coils is in fact made with stainless steel. However, this is certainly not the case, as the SSOCC coils are made with a variety of wire materials. This brief article is meant to clear up the confusion once and for all.

First and foremost, let’s clarify the terminology of the name. The phrase “Stainless Steel” (SS) in the name “SSOCC” refers to the casing of the atomizer coil, not the material of the wire. Whereas the majority of atomizer heads are constructed with aluminum casing, the SSOCC coils are made with stainless steel. This was a major oversight on the part of Kanger for making this so confusing and difficult to understand, as they should have been aware of the potential for misperception due to the recent popularity of atomizer coils made with 316L Stainless Steel wire.

Kangertech currently makes four various types of SSOCC coils, all of which use the stainless steel housing as well as organic cotton wicking. Each type of coil is identifiable due to the different color seals that the respective head uses, as well as the writing on the casing. This was an intelligent move on Kanger’s part, as those who choose to alternate between the different coil types can easily discern between them.

The Nichrome SSOCC Coils are available in 0.15 ohms, 0.5 ohms, 1.2 ohms, and 1.5 ohmsKanger SSOCC Coils - Nichrome resistances. They can be identified by the red seals on the heads, as well as the etching on the coil itself that writes “NC.” The Nichrome SSOCC atomizer coils are to be used in variable wattage mode, and cannot accommodate temperature control (TC) mode.  The Nichrome SSOCC Coils can be found HERE

The Nickel (Ni-200) SSOCC Coils are only available in 0.15 ohms resistance. They can be identified by Kanger SSOCC ni200 coilsthe blue writing on the box, the “Ni” written of the casing, as well as the blue seals on the heads. The Nickel SSOCC coils cannot be used in wattage mode, but can rather exclusively be used in temperature control mode using a temperature control and sensing device.  The Nickel Ni-200 Coils can be found HERE

Kanger also makes SSOCC Coils that are fitted with Clapton wires. The Clapton Coils are available in 0.5 Kanger SSOCC Coils Claptonohms resistance, and can be clearly identified by the box, which states “Clapton Coils,” as well as the black colored seals on the heads themselves. The Clapton SSOCC Coils are made with Kanthal resistance wire, which is to be used in wattage mode only.  The Clapton SSOCC Coils can be found HERE

Kanger SSOCC SS316L coilsLastly, Kanger has made SSOCC Coils that do actually use 316L Stainless Steel wires. The SUS316 SSOCC Coils, as they are called, are available in 0.5 ohms resistance. The stainless steel coils, which are etched with the letters “SS” on the casing, can be easily distinguished by its pink seals. The Stainless Steel SSOCC Coils can be used with temperature control devices in TC mode, as well as in wattage/power mode.  The SUS316 SSOCC Coils can be found HERE



For convenience, you can refer to the following chart:










0.15, 0.5, 1.2, 1.5










Stainless Steel












Hopefully, this short article has helped elucidate and clarify the vast confusion that has besieged the Kangertech SSOCC Coils since they were released. There’s no telling what additions Kanger may potentially make to this particular line of atomizer heads—perhaps titanium coils? However, rest assured that this article will be updated as needed.


  • Posted by Angie on May 21, 2018

    I have a nebox and wondering if the 1.5 coil could be used for MTL on the nebox. I love the nebox but I’m not a very big user of DTL. Could you please advise me on anything that would work for me?
    Many thanks Angie

  • Posted by Bev on Mar 05, 2018

    So I have the K-Pin Mini, and when I bought replacement coils for it, I ordered the SSOC NiChrome like it has in the description. When I put it in, my juice leaked all into the base. When I compared the two, the original that came with it is wider and shorter. Anyone know where I can get the proper ones? This is so frustrating.

  • Posted by Reggie R on Feb 15, 2018

    Excellent detail thank you kindly M8! Brilliant and great nfo for us Kangertech users. You’ve helped us all to save dollars by going straight to the correct coils from here on in now that you’ve included the Ti, Ni, Clapton, SS. Have a good one all!

  • Posted by Leevi on Jan 05, 2018

    I have kanger topbox mini with toptank mini and it has red seal on it and the coil says: 0.5ohm 15-60w and it has cotton inside it with vertical wire. I have to vape it with terrible throat feeling like 5min before it get atleast little bit better. I have no idea what’s the coil called and why the cotton inside it burned so fast? The cotton is black and can I put rba cotton inside it?

  • Posted by Awg on Sep 16, 2017

    What coil is used for kanger k pin

  • Posted by Nikki on Sep 13, 2017

    I bought a kbox mini blue and I had it for one week and it started acting up and then completely stopped working at all, it was very expensive. And they replaced it with the one I have now and I cannot BELIEVE the fact that it is tasting burnt already and I haven’t used it much. Also, I can’t find ANYWHERE to buy any new coils. This whole experience has been quite nerve wracking and I have a lot of friends who want vaporizers and I don’t think I’m going to tell them this company will be a good choice for them. Because I’ve wasted enough money. I don’t want them wasting theirs. But since I am already invested in this, can you please tell me where to buy coils for my kbox mini blue? Thank you. Enjoy your day.

  • Posted by Matthew on Aug 06, 2017

    Still referring to this post 2 years on. Thanks then and now

  • Posted by Mel on Jul 26, 2017

    Question: I accidently got some KangerTech Clapton Coils instead of SSOCC 0.5. Are they safe to use in my SubVod Mega TC?

  • Posted by pat on Jul 19, 2017

    this post is a lifesaver.

    i wish manufacturers would just specify on the coil packs which bloody mode they’re suited for

  • Posted by Rox on Jul 11, 2017

    What does Nc mean when it appears on the cupti before it said ss

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