RBA vs RDA vs RTA vs RDTA: What’s the Difference?
I know all the terms RBA’s, RTA’s, RDA’s and RDTA’s sound confusing, but they really aren’t rocket science. They are all about rebuilding an atomizer and the benefits that come with them. So RBA vs RDA vs RTA vs RDTA, what are the differences between them? In this article we will discuss their differences and their purposes.
RBA: Rebuildable Atomizer
“RBA” is basically a category of vaping atomizer systems (rebuildable). Under RBA (Rebuildable Atomizer), we have 3 rebuildable systems namely: RTA, RDA and RDTA.
• RTA: Rebuildable Tank Atomizer
(A tank system)
• RDA: Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer
(A dripper system)
• RDTA: Rebuildable Dripping Tank Atomizer
(A combination of RTA and RDA)
RTA (Rebuildable Tank Atomizer) vs RDA (Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer)
RTA is a tank system with a rebuildable coil; the tank makes it very convenient for the user. After building the coil you only fill up the tank with juice and you’re ready to go, whereas RDA (the dripper system) requires the user to continuously drip e-juice on the coil and wick, since it doesn’t have a huge tank like the RTA system.
Even though the tank system (RTA) sounds more convenient, a great variety of people like to build on a dripper system (RDA) because of the huge clouds and pure taste in flavor. It also allows the user to change their flavor more frequently, since it requires you to drip e-juice on it most of the time. Some users use “squonk mods” that push the e-juice from a small bottle onto the coil, making it less of a hassle.
Tank systems (RTA’s) tend to be harder to build on, because they are assembled with multiple parts, but they are still popular with people who take the time to learn. If you are new to rebuildable systems and consider getting one, we recommend starting with RDA’s to understand the basics first.
RDTA: Rebuildable Dripping Tank Atomizer
This atomizer was built to give the users the enhanced vaping experience of an RDA (Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer). Plus the convenience of an RTA (Rebuildable Tank Atomizer). This deck has a similar design to an RDA and the performance is also very close to that of an RDA. However it is not actually used for “dripping” like an RDA, the RDTA has a tank section, acting as a deep well.
Why Use Rebuildable Systems?
It comes with a lot of benefits; giving the user the opportunity to build the coils themselves (physically wrapping a coil, attaching it to the system and adding a wick) then calibrating the device to get the desired resistance and performance. Also being a lot cheaper than buying pre-built coils from vape stores. There are a lot of different “builds”, depending on the RBA type and what the user wishes to achieve with his/her device.
It’s surprising that vaping has so many sides to it. It may be confusing at first, but in no time you’ll be able to build your own tank like a pro. If you ever consider a rebuildable system, remember to check up on ohm’s law first to make sure you understand the basics of calculating the current, voltage and resistance of your device. Also read up on battery safety to ensure a safe vaping experience. Go check out our articles regarding these topics.
I am a small business owner in South Africa. I am passionate about educating the public about the health benefits of vaping in my free-time. As a former smoker, I have personal experience about the differences between smoking cigarettes and vaping. The moment that I learnt about vaping, I became obsessed with the idea and since then I can honestly say that I’m physically healthier and socially more comfortable. The blog of Heaven Gifts has given me a platform to share my thoughts about vaping.