Video Transcript: RDA, RTA, RDTA?! - What it all Means by DashVapes
Hey, how's it going, guys? Dave here from DashVapes again, and today we're gonna be covering different types of atomizers to help you decide which one's best for you.
Alright, so in the rebuilding realm of things, it tends to get a little confusing. There's a lot of different names for different rebuildables out there and today, we're gonna weigh the pros and cons of each one to help you decide which one suites you best. Now, to start out this video, let's talk about our RBAs. Now, RBA stands for rebuildable atomizer and it's essentially just a blanket term for all re-buildable advisers. The term RBA kinda goes into three different subcategories, first of which is RDAs. Now RDA stands for rebuildable dripping atomizer, also referred to as drippers. Now RDAs are one of the original forms of rebuilding and it's still extremely popular today. As it's still one of the best ways to get an immense amount of flavor and vapor. Now, in terms of actually using an RDA, you would install your coils and then thread through your wicks and when you want to vape it, you drip juice directly onto the coils. Now, as you vape, the e-juice that does get absorbed through the wicks slowly gets vaporized and dried out. Then when you notice that your wicks are dry, you would grab a bottle of juice and drip again, directly onto the coils. This is one of the most direct ways to vape, as the drip tip or mouth piece is directly on top of your coils. This way there's very little room to let the vapor dissipate, giving you an extremely dense flavor packed vape.
Now, the downsides to an RDA is the convenience factor, being that every four hits or so, you're gonna have to re-drip juice onto your coils. And it's definitely not a fun thing to do when you're on the go. For example, say you're walking around the city, every four hits or so you have find your bottle of juice, drip onto your coils, put the bottle back, it's all just kind of a hassle, which brings us to this next type of rebuildable, and that is RTAs. Now, RTA stands for rebuildable tank atomizer. Now, this is gonna be most similar to your normal sub-ohm tank, being like a SMOK Baby Beast, Aspire Cleito, etcetera, except instead of screwing in a coil, you have a build deck. Now, all RTAs are different in design, but generally you install your coils at the bottom of the atomizer and a sleeve goes over top of the build deck to create kind of like a chamber, then juice gets fed through the wick holes, which then lead to your coils.
Now, this definitely brings a convenience factor to the game, being that you don't have to constantly drip juice onto your coils whenever you have a vape, but where RTAs tend to fall back on is leaking and versatility. Because your wicks are essentially what's stopping your tank from leaking, if you don't have your RTA wicked correctly, juice is then gonna sneak past the wick holes into the chamber and then out the air flow, which is definitely not a fun time. Also, depending on the design of the RTA and the type of coil you have installed, the RTA might not be able to keep up with wicking and this means that the coil is vaporizing more juice than the wicks can absorb. Now this would be a culprit of wick holes that are too small. Now, you can combat this by turning your wattage down or even installing higher ohm coils, but also because there is a chamber covering the build deck, this doesn't give you too much wiggle room for bigger builds. Now, we might be able to combat the leaking and versatility issues of RTAs with the next type of rebuildable, and that would be RDTAs. Now, this might be one of the most confusing ones.
RDTA stands for rebuildable dripping tank atomizer. Yeah, I know it's a little confusing, but wait till I explain a little bit more and it might make a bit more sense. So an RDTA moves the build deck from the bottom of the atomizer to the top, and it almost looks like an RDA on top of a tank. See how everything is kind of blending together now, no? So essentially you'd build your RDTA the same way that you would build an RDA. But instead of tucking your wicks underneath the coil, you would push them down a set of wick holes that would lead to a juice reservoir. So how it works is as you are vaping, juice in the reservoir is gonna get absorbed by the wicks, and then on to your coils. Now, RDTAs are my preferred type of rebuildable, as you do get a vape extremely close to dripping but you also have the convenience of a tank. Also, because the juice reservoir is on the bottom, there isn't anywhere really for the juice to leak out of unless you leave it on it's side. All of your openings, like your air flow and whatnot are at the top of the atomizer, so there's nowhere for the juice to leak out of, like an RTA.
In terms of performance, it's definitely not gonna give you a vape as dense and flavor packed as an RDA because there's definitely not as much juice saturating your coil as there would be if you were to drip directly on to them. But it's still an extremely nice vape, as like an RDA, your drip tip or mouth piece is directly on top of your coils. But with that being said, some RDTAs also have smaller than average wick holes, meaning that like RTAs, if you run a higher wattage build it might not be able to keep up with wicking. With all this being said, the actual design of your rebuildable atomizer is gonna play a huge role in your experience as well. This is just a general idea on how these products work, and what they mean. Now in short, RDAs are great for immense flavor and vapor production. But if you're looking for something on the go, always having to drip on your coils does get pretty annoying. Now, RTAS answer that by putting a tank on top of the build deck. But unless you wick it right, you're gonna run into leaking issues, and you don't have too much room for bigger builds.
Now RDTAs are the perfect blend between the two. With an RDA build deck with a tank reservoir on the bottom. Now, this is a great option if you're looking to install bigger coils but also have a juice reservoir with you. You essentially get both benefits of an RDA and an RTA. But if you do like to run extremely high wattage builds, most of the time the wick holes won't keep up. And that about wraps up this video. Now, if you're not sure about building your own coils or you're kind of on the fence about it, click the card that's gonna pop up right around here and it'll take you to a video we did in the past where we kinda cover the pros and cons of building your own coils.
Also, I'd like to announce that DashVapes is officially offering nicotine salts. On the DashVapes website, you can pick between free based nicotine or nicotine salt and yes, this is available in every single one of the flavors that we carry and you can customize your nicotine strength from 1 milligram to 40 milligrams for nicotine salt. For more information on nicotine salt and what it exactly is, click the card that's gonna pop up right around here and it'll take you to a video where we cover everything you need to know. Now before we end off this video, I gotta ask, what's your preferred type of rebuildable atomizer? Leave a comment in the comment section down below, I'd love to know. If you liked this video, please be sure to hit that like button and hit subscribe to stay up to date with our latest videos. As always, I'm Dave from DashVapes and I'll see you on the next video.