Posted on Jan 12, 2016. 80 comments

Clearing Up the Confusion About The Kanger SSOCC Coils

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 Janette Jones on Jun 30, 2017

    What color coil would I use for the kangertech topbox mini? I can’t seem to adjust the wattage. It’s at 75, and I can’t change it. I just change the temp….I’m so confused. Lol.

  • Posted by Jason on May 05, 2017

    Thanks for clearing that up, I couldn’t distinguish which one was which before. I bought a topbox nano, and found no explanations in the box. Funny thing is, it has a setting for Titanium, but no coils available yet??

  • Posted by Sheryl on Apr 23, 2017

    Thanks for clarifying. The last pack of coils I got (elsewhere) were nichrome 0.5 ohm for my subvod (top tank nano) when what I really wanted were the 316L coils. I knew something wasn’t right, they were losing the flavor too quickly needing to be changed too often. Thanks to this short, clearly written article made me aware and I bought my next pack of coils (and will continue to) as my way of thanking you!

  • Posted by Brina on Apr 15, 2017

    Wow I’m glad that I’ve read this! I’ve been using the Claptons not knowing that the SS didn’t apply to which setting I should use.. I always use V/W but was using my Gpriv where it makes it much easier to use it being touch screen etc. I vaped this way all day, and I do vape a lot on weekends. I didn’t have any problems at all luckily, it actually seemed to be vaping really nice so I was both surprised and disappointed to read this! lol I just bought a brand new pack so no TC for me till they’re all used. Thanks for clearing that up! Kanger really should have this on front street considering how confusing and misleading this is. Especially if they made a mistake, it’s not a good look on their part if that’s all was.

  • Posted by Jack Tanner on Mar 26, 2017

    I’ve been vaping for 6 years and was so confused by all this new tech. That chart is a lifesaver, why doesn’t kanger include this in the manual?

  • Posted by Lochnload on Mar 23, 2017

    Thanks for this info. I must admit the whole thing about different coils and temp/wattage modes was a bit confusing. Nice to have it all clearly explained. Cheers.

  • Posted by Chef Mike on Feb 25, 2017

    There are mini .2 coils now . What are wire do these use ?

  • Posted by Barry on Feb 10, 2017

    You cleared it all up for me mate, thank you so much.

  • Posted by Lauren on Feb 08, 2017

    I just bought the Kanger Top box Nano and I’m happy to find out I can continue to use the SSOCC .5 ohm coils with it, as I used to have the sub box Nano that leaked all the time. Thank you for this easy to understand information on Kanger coils!

  • Posted by Ben on Jan 28, 2017

    Question. I picked up the Teslacigs 3, and love it. Have been using the NC’s in my protank 4. If I switch to a different coil, since he battery has no adjustments and automatically sets itself, what may be the best coil to pick up and throw in my pro tank 4?

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