Rebuildable Atomizers (Part 1)

The vaping hobby is constantly evolving and attracting a myriad of individuals from all kinds of backgrounds. At first, beginning anything will most likely be confusing and somewhat difficult to grasp intricate details. It is however important for anyone looking to begin a journey into vaping to understand the difference between an RBA and RDA.

I know many of you readers found it quite a challenge when you started looking into buying your first atomizer. There are a plethora of these products on the market, and many can't tell the difference between RBAs and RDAs. If however, you haven't bought your first atomizer and you happen to fumble across this article, you're in luck; without help, it would take a lot of time to figure out what to look for let alone which specific product to buy.

Rebuildable Atomizer RBA

An RBA is any atomizer, constructed in such a way that the wick and coil components are severely at your discretion. Some will require, due to their construct, a specific shape or even specific coil and/or wicking material. Though, for the most part it's the user's choice; thus the name "rebuildable atomizer".

RBAs are still commonly referred to as an RTA, "rebuildable tank atomizer." Just like their dripper counterparts, these have platforms to reconstruct on, and a tank segment to keep supplementary juice. You are able to vape often for much of the day before having to refill, when assembled and suffused.

At first, when you see an RTA broken apart, it can look extremely intimidating. However, it is not as complex as it seems. 4 main parts make up the device.

1)         The Deck and The Base

The part of the RTA that you will use to construct on is this segment. You will use the two screws on the top to bait your leads. It is assembled for a single coil build. 

The hole in the middle is for airflow, which is derived from a hole in the base. The hole on the right side is the fill hole. There is a screw that is required to be removed to fill after it is assembled. There are various styles of decks with various RTAs. Some have several posts for several coil builds.

Some have minute holes that allows you to insert lead, with screws on the side to hold them in. These are much harder to assemble. The trench on the sides are the channels for your liquid. They allow liquid to stream into the wick after putting your chimney on.

2)         The Chimney

Kayfun Lite Chimney Assembly by SvoeMesto

Vapor is allowed to travel through the gadget from the coil due to the chimney. The top segment will screw onto that and join the top cap when constructed and the bottom segment screws onto the base around the deck.

 3)         The Tank

The tank is made up of these three components. On the far right is the middle component, the two others are the top and bottom segments. An apparent plastic material that can be used to reinstate the center segment might be included with many RTAs. Continue using the metal material if you intend on using juices that might deteriorate the plastic material.

4)         The Top Cap and Drip Tip

After assembling the tank sections, put on the top cap. Whilst making a full isolation between the vapor chamber and the liquid-filled tank, the chimney will slide into the center when screwing in the top cap.

When it is completely constructed, instead of taking off the top cap, it is best to fill the tank using the fill hole at the bottom. This is because when it is pulled, a vacuum seal is conceived which prohibits oozing. Removal of the top cap breaks the seal and may leave juice oozing everywhere out of the air hole after it is filled. It's best to use the fill hole until you have more practice with the device although there are ways around this.

In the following parts of this series, RDAs, RDTAs and styles will be discussed. Watch this space as there is much more content coming your way. Get in touch with us and let us know what you think! We are very receptive to feedback and we love to interact with our readers so don’t hesitate!

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