What’s the Difference Between an RBA and an RDA?
Our Customers Ask… by Megan
What are RBAs and RDAs?
The terms RBA and RDA refer to “ReBuildable Atomizers” (RBA) and “ReBuildable Dripping Atomizers” (RDA) – also commonly referred to as “drippers.” Unlike a standard tank or clearomizer, an RBA or RDA does not support standard pre-built coils that thread into the base of the unit. Instead, they require the user to build their own coils using wire and cotton (oh we have some special pre-built coils for them too) that the user would then install into post holes on the deck of the RBA or RDA.
Many newer models of tanks include an RBA deck which the user can thread into the base of the tank in place of the standard replacement coil. An RBA looks similar to a standard coil for your tank, but it comes apart to reveal a small deck inside with post holes. This deck is where the user would install their own wire and cotton while still enjoying the ability to have a tank filled with e-liquid that is constantly feeding the juice onto the cotton.
Vaping an RDA or “dripping” is named as such because rather than having a tank surrounding the deck to hold e-liquid like an RBA, users are required to drip their juice directly onto the cotton. As you vape, the cotton will start to dry out and this is when you need to re-saturate the cotton by dripping e-liquid back onto it.
So why do people use RBA/RDAs?
The most common reasons users choose an RBA or RDA is that they want a greater level of customization over the power of their device – primarily to increase vapor production and flavor. If you’d like to know more, visit us at Vape Escapes 7 days a week and we would love to chat more about these incredible devices!