DIY atomizers have different names. So far, 4 of them are commonly used. Each abbreviation has the letter “R” at the beginning, which stands for “Rebuildable”. Next, let me expand the four “rebuildable” abbreviations to see what they mean:
What is RBA?
RBA is the abbreviation of ReBuildable Atomizer– rebuildable atomizer, we usually call it DIY atomizer. It represents the general name of all atomizers with heating wire electrode holders. Users can install their own coils and cotton on it (called “builds”). Any atomizer with a build kit (including the more detailed subcategories below) can be called an RBA.
What is RDA?
RDA atomizeris the abbreviation of Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer-rebuildable drip atomizer, we usually call it “dripping atomizer” or “dripping oil”. It is an RBA with an electrode holder on the base, which can fix the coil and energize the coil to heat the coil. There is an outer cover on the base, which is connected with the base by thread or rubber ring. RDA does not have an oil tank to store the e-liquid. It is designed to drip oil directly from the top to the coil or cotton (usually you need to remove the top cover or drip directly from the drip nozzle). RDA relies on cotton to store oil, usually less than 1ml.
It is generally believed in the atomization community that RDA can produce a purer and more intense flavor than other types of atomizers. Therefore, RDA represents a gold standard for measuring other atomizers.
RDA can produce large smoke avp vv vw mod kit, especially when equipped with ultra-low resistance (0.05-0.2Ω) filaments and driven by high power (100+W). A very typical example is when it is used on a mechanical pole without any voltage regulating circuit. In fact, RDA is the star of smoke competitions held all over the world.
What is RTA?
RTA Atomizer is the abbreviation of Rebuildable Tank Atomizer-rebuildable oil storage atomizer, we usually call it “oil storage atomizer” or “oil storage”. A DIY atomizer with an electrode holder wrapped in a metal bin, and the outer circle is an oil storage bin for e-liquid. The top cover is connected to the central airway, which leads upward to the drip nozzle. Gravity and pressure will force the smoke oil into the oil guide hole under the middle metal bin, and the end of the oil guide cotton sucks oil at the oil guide hole. When the smoke oil of the oil-conducting cotton is saturated, the heating coil can be atomized.
The difference between RDA and RTA is oil storage, RTA does not need to manually drip oil.
What is RDTA?
RDTA is the abbreviation of Rebuildable Dripping Tank-rebuildable oil storage drip atomizer, which is the most confusing of several categories.
Three years ago, as shown in the picture above, RDTA is an RTA (rebuildable oil storage atomizer) with a base, electrode column, top cover and oil tank, and an additional component (such as by pressing the drip nozzle The operating spring fuel pump) allows the user to manually control the amount of smoke oil flowing to the oil guide cotton. A certain amount of e-liquid will be added to the oil guiding cotton every time the drip tip is pressed.
Another name for these early RDTAs was “automatic dripping atomizer”. This seems strange because the spring-loaded fuel pump is manually operated, but the “automatic” part means that you don’t have to stop and open the top cover to drip oil. It is “automatic” when dripping oil, which is very convenient, but it is manual automation.
Those early RDTAs are the least common type of DIY atomizer, and there is a reason. They are complex in design and often have poor reliability. Even if they work properly, no matter how convenient they are, they are usually obscured by their complexity and instability. In essence, they are not easy to use. As of 2016, only a few of these “original” RDTAs continue to be produced and sold vape kits, and most of them are exhibits in the Steam Museum.
However, RDTA has recently been revised and redefined. Gone are the manually operated pumps with “automatic dripping”. In everyone’s opinion, this is a brand new design that uses moistened oil-conducting cotton to guide the smoke oil to the coil.
Beginning in the second half of 2015, manufacturers began to produce new RTA (rebuildable oil storage atomizers), which did not use e-liquid “channels” to place the oil-conducting cotton; on the contrary, these new The atomizer is equipped with a cotton hole on the electrode base, the end of the cotton is trimmed and passed through the cotton hole to extend to the lower oil storage bin, and the e-liquid is introduced by gravity and pressure to saturate the cotton.
Another subjective reason is that, in order to emphasize their so-called performance improvement, the manufacturer named these redesigned atomizers RDTA. As mentioned above, the dripping oil atomizer (RDA) is considered by everyone to be the best atomizer steam crave, so manufacturers will advertise that their so-called RDTA can provide better performance than conventional RTA. This is muddy water, because it is essentially a marketing strategy.
The previous reason, the redesigned oil guiding system, can indeed be used as a reason to rename part of the RTA to RDTA; the latter reason is obviously invalid, but this is also the status quo of the market.