Kanger CLOCC Replacement Coils
Kanger's CLOCC Coils [Child Lock Organic Cotton Coil] are a continuation of the new generation of coils. Gone are the heady days of sparse threads twisted together to form stringy wicks . . . to which everybody says 'YAY'. The demise of the traditional wick gave way to coils wrapped with organic cotton and the flavour revolution began.
Made from premium stainless steel, the nichrome wire coil is vertically arranged and wrapped in genuine Japanese Organic Cotton. And the flavour revolution I mentioned . . . you won't believe just how much flavour you can get out of a coil, especially if you're changing up from a single or dual coil vape unit . . .
And the other thing is, the longer the coil is in the liquid, the deeper and more complex flavours can become. What you taste in your vape today may be slightly different to what you'll taste tomorrow. There's nothing weird or magical about it : it's like opening a good bottle of wine to let it 'breathe' before drinking it . . . something about fresh air and oxidization and some other sciencey stuff that I can't remember . . . let's just leave it at the flavour thrown out by these coils is pretty damn good, I have no doubt you'll be very happy with the resulting vapor these coils put out.
The TOGO Mini 2.0 has a 1.0 Ohm nichrome coil factory installed : operating range 7W -15W.
The Cupti 2 which also uses the CLOCC coils has a 0.5 Ohm SS316L [stainless steel wire] coil factory fitted : operating power range 15W - 60W.
Both vapes can support either coil and there is a third option for the Cupti 2 of an Ni200 nickle wire coil to enable the temperature control settings in that unit.
This new generation of coil technology brings an extended life span so you would expect to get around a month out of a coil before you'd see any need to replace it . . . at least, that's been our experience to date having been testing both models for over a month now without replacing the coils.
Unlike JOMO Tech, Kanger don't make mention or recommend giving their coils a bath. I can't imagine it would cause any damage, but again, you must ensure that any coil you bath is totally dry before you use it in your vape unit again . . . you don't want to be vaping steam on your next draw.
During testing, I did give a JOMO Tech coil a bath and then re-installed it and I'm still using the same coil now . . . hmmmmm . . . bears giving it some thought but the bottom line is, the natural life span of these coils is superior to the natural life span of a single or dual coil.
The other little tip it's good to go with is to 'prime' a new coil before you put it into your vape unit. All it takes is a few drops of liquid into the holes in the body of the coil and you can put a drop or two around the inside of the outer edge of coil top, but never put any oil directly down the centre of the coil . . . that's where you'll be drawing air through and any liquid in there will end up being drawn up when you inhale and we all know it definitely doesn't taste as good as it smells . . . urrrgghhhhh . . .
There is a vague rumor circulating that a 1.2 Ohm Ceramic coil may be in development, along with another alternative to enable temperature control function. We'll be watching for their release . . . the Ceramic coils we have in stock for the Kanger Sub Tanks are proving to be a fabulous thing. We're talking more improvements in flavor, due in part to the heating process for ceramics and a further extended life span enabled by a 'self-cleaning' type action in and of the ceramic itself.
Currently available in Ohm variations of 0.5 Ohm, 1.0 Ohm and 1.5 Ohm nichrome coils.
Available for purchase as single coils or in a 5 pack
Suits : Kanger TOGO Mini 2.0 : Kanger Cupti 2
Important Bits You Need To Remember About The Coils
[Pay attention now, this stuff is really important, seriously]
* NEVER dry fire these coils. If you hit the fire button when the coil isn't immersed in liquid, you'll just burn it out, pretty much instantly : it only takes a couple of seconds to burn when it's completely dry and just as a side note, it absolutely reeks when it burns and the smell hangs around for a while too . . . nasty . . .
* NEVER let the liquid level in the Tank fall below the round holes in the sides of the coil [the priming holes if you like]. If the liquid level does fall below the holes, the Organic Cotton inside the coil will begin to dry out. Do not use the unit until you've refilled the Tank and the coil is totally immersed in liquid again. Best practice is to never let the Tank liquid level fall below 1/4 of a Tank.
* Prime each new coil and let the unit stand for a few minutes after filling to ensure that all of the Organic Cotton inside the coil body becomes completely wet. You may notice that the liquid level will go down fairly dramatically when you put in a new coil : remember to make sure that once the coil is fully wet, there is still enough liquid in the Tank to completely cover the coil or more specifically, the priming holes at the very least.
* Best practice is to use a cloth or tissue to remove the spent coil, they're best not grabbed bare handed cause it'll be covered in liquid and you don't want to get liquid on your hands if you can help it. You can also go for tweezers or pliers to remove the coils and when you put the new coil in, you can tighten it with the tweezers or pliers but take care not to damage the coil or over tighten it.
If you are going to remove and replace the coil by hand only, be aware that the top of the coil can be sharp [because of the thread cut into it, there can be a sharp point where the thread starts], so take care not to cut yourself. Remember girls and boys, "Saftey First" . . .
* It is recommended that the coils be replaced every 2 - 3 weeks, however, JOMO Tech goes further to suggest that the coils be cleaned in warm water, not boiling, weekly if the user is a very heavy vaper.
If you go with the bathing the coil ritual, it is suggested that you can extend the coil life in excess of a month or so.
PLEASE NOTE : If you do go with the bathing ritual, the coils must be completely dry before you return them to use and washed coils will need to be primed again before being used.
Just as a side note and a bit of a Captain Obvious moment, but make sure you dispose of spent coils by wrapping them up or sealing them in a plastic bag so that any excess liquid will not contaminate your bin.
And here's the second Captain Obvious point : don't leave spent coils anywhere children or pets can access them.