Vape atomizers are undoubtedly one of the major components changing the vaping game at the moment. Unlike the yesteryear of vaping, when a simple clearomizer was all that was available in an e-cig to get the vaporizing job done. Today, there are many different types of atomizers that help vapers to customize their experience to their tastes and preferences.
The major difference is that atomizers have switched from being disposable components (although those are still available) of simple vape devices, to being rebuildable components of advanced devices, like mods. This offers a whole new world of vape experiences to vapers looking to push the possibilities of their vape devices.
Here we’ll take a look at the two main types of rebuildable atomizers available on the market, and some things to consider before you buy one.
Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer (RDA)
The rebuildable dripping atomizer is a common type of atomizer used amongst vaping hobbyists who are dedicated enough to open their vape atomizer every so often in a vaping session and continue dripping their chosen e-liquid onto the coil and wick. This generally happens every 5-10 draws, or so. One of the things that vapers like about RDAs is that they control how much e-liquid is added and when.
RDAs are a great addition to your mod if you’re into flavor experimentation, as all that’s needed to switch between flavors is a quick wick replacement. Then you can simply drip the new flavor you want to try and vape away.
Some people, particularly the die-hard hobby vapers mentioned, like to experiment with coil rebuilds, which is possible with an RDA. Building your own coil is a lesson in itself, but essentially, along with switching between flavors, it allows you to customize your vape experience even further by factoring in your desired vape strength and performance into your build.
Rebuildable Tank Atomizer (RTA)
The RTA is the more commonly used atomizer, mostly for its simplicity and ease of use. With these, instead of dripping straight onto the coil and wick, you simply replace the tank of e-liquid that is around your bespoke coil. You still have the benefit of a coil which you build to your own specification, but avoid the possible mess and dry hits that one can get from an RDA.
You can also build your own coils with RTAs, but generally speaking, most vapers choose them so that their replacement of e-liquid and swapping between flavors is quick, smooth and painless. Which is what the rebuildable tank atomizer provides to the vaping experience!
It has the flexibility of an RDA with the convenience of a vape tank!
A vape tank typically contains an enclosed coil surrounded by the tank, or reservoir, of e-liquid. They usually can't be opened and rebuilt, and hence only offer a set performance and behaviour. Beginners love tanks, as they're pretty much just fill-and-go.
Some advanced vapers like the larger size tanks because it offers them more vapour for longer; perfect for those who're performing tricks and need extra!
Vaporesso’s revolutionary CCELL coil is great to use with our vape tanks as you are likely to have to replace it less often than similar cotton wicks!
So what kind of vaper are you?
Ask yourself the following questions about your vaping tendencies before deciding which type of atomizer is right for you:
> How frequently do you usually change flavors when vaping?
> Do you enjoy vaping as an art form/hobby?
> How strong do you like your vape flavor?
> How much vapor are you comfortable with a vape session?
> How likely are you to want to rebuild a coil mid-vape?
> How long do you like your vape sessions to last?
Asking yourself the above questions and comparing your answers to the information about RDAs and RTAs above can help you decide which one is right for you. Both offer similar, but different, vape experiences which is part of what the vaping world is about!
That said, it could never hurt to experiment with both types and discover the right kind of atomizer for your ultimate vape experience.
If you're still unsure of which vape atomizer is the best fit for you, leave a comment below, we'll be happy to assist!