Many vapers prefer to customize their vapes. There are many reasons why they prefer to customize them. For instance, many vapers prefer to build their own coils instead of vaping pre-built coils that they would need to change every one or two weeks.
RTA stands for rebuildable tank atomizer, and the main difference with an RDA (rebuildable dripping atomizer) is simple. As its name indicates, an RTA comes with a tank while an RDA is just a building deck where the vapers directly drip e-liquid onto the coils.
An RTA tank has an e-liquid capacity that usually ranges from 2 ml to 6 ml.
Components of an RTA Tank
An RTA is not very different from standard vape tanks. These are the components of an RTA tank:
1. RTA Tank: Drip Tip
Like any other vape tank, an RTA comes with a drip tip. This is the mouthpiece that the vaper uses to puff on while vaping. Drip tips come in a wide range of colors and materials. The most common materials are thermoplastics such as Delrin drip tips, PEI drip tips, wood, stainless-steel and even glass drip tips.
2. Top Cap
Most of RTAs are top filled. Once you unscrew it, you can access the filling holes to add e-liquid into the tank.
3. RTA Tank: Chimney
The chimney is part of the top section and it is located on the top of the chamber.
4. RBA Deck and Chamber
The chamber is placed on top of the posts, RBA deck, coils, and wicks. The chamber has slots (e-liquid holes) and the e-liquid flows down onto the coil and wicks.
RTAs, as RDAs, have an RBA deck. RTA have the posts, but unlike RDAs, RTA don’t have e-juice wells and instead they come with a housing for the wicks. Remember that RTAs are basically a rebuildable tank atomizer and therefore, RTAs don’t need an e-juice well.
In summary, an RTA is a tank with a rebuildable atomizer. Let’s check now the pros and cons of an RTA.
What are the Pros and Cons of an RTA Tank?
RTAs are better for vapers who want mote e-liquid capacity and convenience. Nonetheless, there are still vapers who prefer RDA atomizers because they believe they are less prone to leaking and they provide more intense flavor.
How to Vape an RTA?
It’s not difficult to vape a rebuildable tank atomizer. The only difference with standard tanks is that you need to build your own coils and wicks. There are many tutorials about how to build your coils and wicks for RTA tanks.
The following video explains how to build an RBA for the Mulus pod system. It is not a tank, but a pod, however, the process is exactly the same:
In addition, you can check and read about the Ohm’s law to understand more about vaping RBAs and RTAs. The Ohm law in this case, means that the lower the resistance of the coil the more power output we get.
The bigger the current the more electricity is flowing. In other words, the electric current measured in A (amps) equals the voltage (V) divided by ohms (Ω). Below, the formula to calculate the electric current:
I = V/R
RTA Tanks: Conclusion
Aspire has launched some RBA tanks and pods. In addition, we are going to launch a new rebuildable tank atomizer soon. These tanks are a good option for vapers who want more e-liquid capacity and build their own coils. There are many reasons why a vaper prefers RTAs over standard tanks. For example, with a rebuildable tank atomizer, you don’t need to constantly buy pre-built coils. In addition, an rebuildable tank atomizer is more effective than classic RDA atomizers.