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 Pete on Aug 16, 2016

    you guys have been help my kanger tech mini Xbox….New to coil building…I just got some 24gauge wire and I seen so meny different makes…I like a warm hit and lots of flavor.I was thinking twin parallel or a vertical.anybody recommend any. does running at .3 or .15 is better also running 18650 3.7v . 2500nah battery any details making would be great

  • Posted by HaanTronix on Aug 13, 2016

    This needs to be on the kangertech site. Superb write! Cheer on author

  • Posted by Steven on Aug 07, 2016

    Hi, thanks for all that info.
    It really helped.
    I do one question though..
    The topbox starter kit comes with a RBA + and two coils.
    1. Are the coils ss/ni?
    2. Should I be firing my RBA + on t/c or w?

  • Posted by Matt on Jul 30, 2016

    Have the SUS316 SSOCC Coils come in the upgraded version? All of the Kanger Coils sold on VaporAuthority are of the outdated, thinner models. I was looking to buy the upgraded versions of the Ceramic, Clapton, and SUS316 coils; these would be slightly thicker coils.

    Any help is much appreciated, and thanks for posting this. It helped immensely in clearing up a lot of confusion for me.

  • Posted by Abdullah on Jul 22, 2016

    Hi ive just been using occ replacement coils. I have subtank mini and a rx200mod i wana have a change. Which coils is the bwst for flavor and how high watts can i go?

  • Posted by Jay on Jul 14, 2016

    If NiChrome is not to be used with TC then why does my Kanger Kbox Mini have TC mode for NiChrome?

  • Posted by Jay on Jul 11, 2016

    Stupid move on Kangers part decieving us into thinking these were one of the first 316 or 316L coils available. I bought one pack a long time ago and never bought any kanger “round” coils again cause I thought they were just garbage coils. Im sure many others did the same. little did I know I was just lied to about the materials used! They worked in TC mode showing variable temps on my DNA200 in SS316 mode.
    Mine too say nothing about NC or Nichrome just 5k as others have mentioned.

  • Posted by Aaran on Jul 09, 2016

    Just wondering, I accidentally used my SSOCC coil in temperature control, could I have damaged my mod or not

  • Posted by Karen on Jul 02, 2016

    Fantastic comprehensive article! I was very confused re: all the coils for the Kanger TopTank being named “SS” now . I am not interested in TC and am happy for a chart breakdown showing me which coils I need for VW. Thanks again.

  • Posted by Alexander on Jul 02, 2016

    Hello, I need some help, I’ve been vaping lately and I decided to change my Kangertech Ni200 coil for the also included SS coil, when I’m firing it up , the wattage drops from 75W tot around 0.6W in TC mode. I am not getting any vape whatsoever.

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