Vape Lagoon takes a look at two very specific types of vape atomisers – RDA vs RDTA – in a bid to explain the virtues of both setups
Do you know the difference between an RDA and an RDTA? Or will your purchase decision based on which performs better, deliver better flavour and bigger clouds?
there are so many factors to consider when we compare RDA vs RDTA.
Having tried and tested both side by side we are bale to give you a comprehensive view point on how they compare.
RDA or RDTA users tends to be the more experience vapers who wants to go up a level to enhance their vaping experience. Our opinion is that new vapers initially try out other various tanks that doesn’t require building. These sub OHM tanks can be found on our website.
RDA or RDTA can be very overwhelming for new users who never built coils or understands OHM’s law and battery safety.
RDA vs RDTA: The Basics
- RDA: Rebuildable Dripping Atomiser
- RDTA: Rebuildable Dripping Tank Atomiser
An RDA, also known as a “dripper” is a Do-It-Yourself atomiser. they can be super fun when you get your builds right. building basic coils are easier than it seems. Essentially you’re wrapping wire around a Jig that has various inner diameters. your resistance may vary and depend on the amount of wraps and your chosen diameter.
These atomisers are undefeated in both flavour and cloud production. although “drippers” vary in design, they all share the same elements. a positive and negative post. when installing coil legs, one leg in the positive post and one in the negative. with most RDAs you are able to install a dual coil to crank up that heat!
So, what makes an RDA superior for flavour compared to other sub ohm tanks? simply put, the vapour goes from the coil directly to your mouth and doesn’t travel a longer distance through a shaft causing loss of flavour as a result.
However, drippers do require a constant refilling as they do not have a chamber that holds the juice in except a small juice well at the bottom of the RDA. drippers use cotton that’s weaved through the coil to absorb the juice. this is known as a “wick”. the RDA requires a fresh drip of juice every 6-10 draws on average.
if this doesn’t bother you, but having superior flavour does, then get your hands on a dripper!
An RDA is like a 1960s sports car; it’s basic but awesome fun in the right hands. They are also all about performance. With an RDA you will get the biggest clouds and the best flavour.
These tanks are ALL ABOUT performance, flavour, and clouds. This is why all the pros’ use them.
RDAs themselves are very simple too. Essentially, all you have is a deck and a chimney. There is no room for juice, other than on the wick itself and the teeny tiny juice holes below.
This is why they’re called drippers – you have to drip fresh juice onto the wick every six drags or so.
The upshot of this is that you get insane flavour and MASSIVE clouds, especially if you’re rocking decent coils (I tend to use Aliens). But the downside is that you constantly have to drip fresh juice onto the wick in order to keep on vaping, which isn’t ideal for everybody.
RDA tanks are super simple to set up and wick, however, more so than RDTAs and RTAs. They also deliver better flavour, so long as you don’t mind the hassle of dripping E Juice every few puffs.
Personally RDA’s a bit annoying. We do use them all the time, but only when I am sat at my desk. When out and about sub-ohm tanks may be an option or a RDTAs, as these carry juice and don’t require constant refills.
But if flavour’s your thang… well, it don’t get much better than an RDA.
OK – So What About RDTA Tanks?
This is where it gets a little more interesting. RDTA tanks are kind of like a Goldilocks-style setup that aims to bring together the best of RDA tanks and traditional, sub-ohm tanks.
They function like an RDA, meaning you build on a deck and use a wick, but unlike their RDA counterparts, RDTA tanks have built-in juice storage, so you don’t need to constantly drip.
For me, RDTA tanks are the best overall option, as they’re less hassle than an RDA, you can take one out with you, for instance, and you don’t have to be dripping every five minutes, but they still pack in plenty of performance.
Most RDTA tanks can store around 3ml of E Juice, some do 5ml, but in my experience, most are 3ml, which is more than enough to keep you vaping for a good couple of hours.
I’ve tried tons of RDTA tanks in the past 12 months, most RDA can be found in store at Vape Lagoon Docklands
RDA vs RDTA: What’s The Best For You?
Whatever setup you go for, I can guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Both RDA and RDTA tanks offer up some of the best vaping experiences around. RDA tanks are the gold-standard for clouds and flavour, but RDTAs bring convenience, as well as flavour and clouds, to the mix.