Best RDTAs Introduction
RDTA’s or ‘Rebuildable Dripping Tank Atomizers’ are the bridge between RDAs and RTAs. Like an RDA, they can function as a standard dripper and provide the same excellent flavor. However, they have the added benefit of being able to hold extra e-liquid in a tank or juice well, usually positioned beneath the build deck.
While RDTAs can be a little awkward to use at times and are dropping in popularity, there are still some exceptional ones on the market.
Wotofo Faris RDTA
The Faris is a 24mm squonkable RDTA by Wotofo designed in collaboration with VapeGeekQ8. It can be used as an RDTA or just an RDA with its detachable 3ml tank. It can be used in either dual or single coil configurations and comes with blocks to reduce wick slots. It also has adjustable side airflow, that utilizes three angled holes to minimize leaking and provide an excellent smooth vape.
The Vapefly Galaxies is a 22mm diameter RDTA which can hold 2ml of e-liquid but also has a BF pin for squonking. It features 360-degree airflow through it’s six different airflow control options, which are set via its unique screw system. There’s a spring-loaded port for simple filling of the tank, and there’s a reduced chamber that helps produce fantastic flavor.
Airflow: 360 Degrees
Vandy Vape Pyro V2 BF RDTA
The Vandy Vape Pyro V2 BF is a versatile RDTA which can accommodate both single and dual coils. It features a quad-terminal postless build deck and a squonk pin for bottom-feeding. The Pyro V2 also has multi-directional airflow, which leads to an impressive smooth vape. It’s 24mm in diameter and has a 4ml capacity tank.
Oumier Wasp Nano RDTA
Oumier knocked it out of the park with the Wasp Nano RDA, so it’s no surprise to see that same excellent low-profile design translate into a top-performing RDTA. The Wasp Nano RDTA is 22.5mm in diameter and has a 2ml capacity tank. It does not come with a BF pin, so it can only be filled via the fill ports on the deck.
The Steamcrave Aromamizer Titan RDTA is the latest variant of one of the first RDTAs to enter the market. It’s far from low-profile and inconspicuous at a massive 41mm in diameter, but with all that size comes a huge 28ml capacity, and the ability to fit a large build. This Aromamizer is a Titan that could keep you running all day, and still delivers excellent flavor.
Airflow: Bottom Adjustable
Asmodus Nefarius Squonk RDTA
The Nefarius RDTA is another squonkable RDTA and the first from Asmodus. It features a two-post build deck with dual slotted side airflow, which helps to deliver big clouds and great flavor. It has the typical excellent build quality we’ve come to love from Asmodus and is 25mm in diameter with a 4ml capacity juice tank.
Airflow: Slotted Side
What is an RDTA?
Vaping can be pretty confusing when you are starting out, with all the different types of atomizers, trying to figure out which is best for you can be tricky. From RDA’s to RTA’s and now with the increased popularity of RDTA’s, which should you choose. So first of all, what is a Rebuildable Dripping Tank Atomizers, and why should you choose one over an RTA or RDA.
In simple terms, think of an RDTA atomizer as a cross between a dripper and a tank. It’s essentially a dripper sitting above a reservoir of e-liquid. The wicks then hang down into the tank and feed the juice to the coil while you are vaping.
RDTA’s are based on the old Genesis style of atomizers, which were popular for the flavor they produced. So although they can be seen as a bit of a throwback, it could also be said they are cutting edge due to the incorporation of a tank.
Another advantage of using RDTA’s is although they don’t hold a ton of liquid, they can be easy to fill, as they don’t need to be unscrewed like most tanks. Instead, you can pull off the top cap like a dripper and then fill it up or use it as an RDA, which can be a massive bonus.
Why RDTA over an RTA?
While there have been many advances with RTA’s (Rebuildable Tank Atomizers), you never quite get the same experience with one compared to a dripper, especially with flavor production. This is due to the vapor having to travel through the chimney, which even at a few extra millimeters, can make a world of difference. Hence the creation of the RDTA.
It seems like for years, vapers have strived for that seemingly impossible “dripper in a tank” style experience. The RDTA was seen as the industry’s answer to this desire. The mouthpiece on an RDTA sits right on top of the coils, just like an RDA does. Unlike a tank, the vapor doesn’t need to travel through a chimney; it’s the same proximity to your mouth as a dripper – therefore more clouds, more flavor.
On The Tilt
As an RDTA user, you may find that you need to tilt your RDTA on an angle when puffing on it, this is to ensure that the cotton gets fully saturated, especially when your tank is running low on liquid. This is just like the Genesis atomizers of old; it’s a common tactic used to prevent dry hits and a minor inconvenience.
5 Tips for Building and Wicking RDTAs
Comb and fluff your wicks before vaping
Try to use a good amount of cotton
But don’t use too much cotton or dry hit city
Experiment with where to cut your wicks
Don’t build your coils too low or too high
Even the best RDTA tanks require trial and error to find the perfect build and wicking. So you’ll need to experiment with different builds and techniques to find out which one is best for you – but that’s part of the fun…..right?
RDTA’s technically give you the best of both worlds, but you do need to be patient at finding the right set up. Even with the influx of new and innovative RTA’s coming into the market – we all still have a selection of the above RDTA vapes in our kit that we can’t stop using.