What is an RDA, RTA and RDTA?
What is an RDA?
RDA Stands for Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer. An RDA is for more advanced vapers who wish to get the most flavor and vapor production out their vape devices. These are atomizers which require the user to drip liquid directly onto their coils/wicks between every few puffs to ensure that the wicks are saturated with vape juice. With RDA’s you need to constantly drip vape liquid onto the wicks, otherwise you will get a dry-hit which is an unpleasant experience to say the least.
RDA’s don’t have a tank/chamber for liquid so the wicks quickly get dry.
They are generally less convenient than tanks, but provide more possibilities for customization, are cheaper in the longer run and generally provide more flavor and vapor out of your vape device.
What is an RBA?
RBA stands for Re-Buildable Atomizer.
RBA’s can be seen as stand-alone tanks that only function as an RBA, or they can be seen as special decks that are used for sub-ohm tank devices. These decks are usually included with your sub-ohm tanks and allow you to build your own coils on them and install your own wicks instead of using their pre-built coils that are provided for your tank.
Generally RBA’s can be difficult to build on, much more difficult than RDA’s as you have a smaller place to work with and the wicking procedure has to be done properly, otherwise the tank device you have it installed on won’t wick the vape liquid properly to the coils, causing dry hits.
In a RBA Tank, you don’t manually drip the vape liquid onto the coils as in an RDA, so your build has to be done perfect, so that the device automatically saturates the wicks and properly feeds the e liquid to your coils.
Sub Ohm Tank
Sub-Ohm tanks generally refer to any number of tanks which are using sub-ohm coils(less than 1.0 ohm). They are very easy to use and have a capacity to hold anywhere from 2ml-6ml of vape liquid usually.
They also sell replacement coils which are simple plug and play. When they go bad, you twist out the old coil and put in the new one.
Very easy to use and not too expensive while providing good results. If all of this seems overwhelming to you, just purchase a reputable Sub-Ohm tank and get a pack of coils.