Differences between Sub-Ohm Tanks, RDA's, RTAs, RDTAs and RBAs
Posted on 17 January 2018
Sub-Ohm tanks are the most commonly used unit owned by most vapers. At least one point in every vaper’s journey, a Sub-Ohm tank was owned. The main purpose of a Sub-Ohm tank is to increase the power to a fixed power output. Most Sub-Ohm tanks have pre build coils with a resistance of less than 1 ohm recommended to use at certain wattages depending on the maximum power output of the atomizer and its durability to withstand either 300 watts or 30 watts. A Sub-Ohm tank is easy to use, efficient, and no background knowledge required.
RDA’s (Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer) are more favored upon cloud chasers due to the fact that you can make your own customizations towards your rebuildable atomizer. Whether you want something either at a low or high wattage, how many wraps, what kind of wires you’d prefer, try all the flavors you want with the same build-- overall, you have more freedom to explore with this unit. Also, certain RDA’s actually deck-space under the coils which hold a small amount of liquid, generally less than 1ml so you can reduce constant dripping with your unit. A decent RDA always produce a good amount of vapor, particularly when paired along with a complex multi-coil builds at low resistance (0.05-0.2Ω) as well as vaped at high power.
RTA’s (Rebuildable Tank Atomizer) give you more control over your vape but require a bit more tinkering and maintenance. RDA’s require constant dripping, whereas RTA’s do not. An RTA is a Rebuildable Tank Atomizer. Similar to your RDA’s, with customization without the freedom of trying multiple flavors at a time which can be convenient for many users that aren’t very fond of constant interaction with their unit-- which can be inconvenient for drivers. No doubt, you will get the same delicious flavor of your juice. One thing you would notice with RTA's is that the coil will be surrounded by a juice chamber, similar to a sub-ohm tank.
RDTA’s (Rebuildable Dripping Tank Atomizer) are a combination between RDA’s and RTA’s. An RDTA functions in both ways; you may fill your tank up with a juice of your choosing as well as trying other juices by simply dripping some directly into your cotton. Same function and the best of both worlds! As mentioned above, the coil for the RDTA sits above the juice chamber.
RBA (Rebuildable Atomizer) — the generic and all-inclusive term for any atomizer with a deck upon which the user mounts his own coils and wicks (called “builds”). Any atomizer with a build deck — including the more specialized sub-categories below — may correctly be called an RBA.
Please be mindful when using units such as this, you will need to have background knowledge on building (OHMS LAW). You may either do your research online (from a trustworthy site of course) or visit your local NYX ECIGS for more information as our staff are required to go through extensive training to answer any vape-related questions.
If you have any further questions, comments, and/or concerns regarding the the different tanks, please do not hesitate to contact us or visit your local NYX ECIGS (Markham, North-York, Whitby, and Scarborough) Would you like us to go over anything in particular for our next blog? Email us your suggestions and we will gladly go over them! Once again, thank you for choosing NYX ECIGS.