RDTAs are the titans of e-juice tank atomizers as they tower over other typical rebuildable tank atomizers like RBAs and RTAs. RDTAs take the best of both worlds and combine them into a single unit, which means they have both a glass e-juice reservoir and removable top cap that also provides users with access to the coil build inside.
Thanush PoulsenUpdated: April 7, 2021
Wotofo Faris RDTA
BF squonking pin also included in the kit
Side-filling port for RDTA
Kit includes many building materials (pre-wrapped coils, organic cotton, etc.)
The Wotofo Faris RDTA is also a vape RDA. It can become a dripping atomizer by removing the 3mL Pyrex glass section and attaching the 510...
The option to switch up and change certain aspects of an RDTA is one of the best parts of vaping them. It is also something a lot of vapers want and look for when they want to buy an RDTA, and these vape units do not fail in that area. They feature 510 drip tip adapters and BF squonk pins in their kits so users can convert them into squonk RTAs and use them with BF mods. Of course, these RDTAs all have standard 510 connection for use with every type of vape mod.
Works best just as an RDTA, no need for RDA and squonk pin
The Wotofo Faris RDTA is also a vape RDA. It can become a dripping atomizer by removing the 3mL Pyrex glass section and attaching the 510 bottom included in the kit. There are spare glass sections in the kit as well, including a reducer, which turns the tank section into a 2mL capacity tank.
Vapers can also convert the RDTA into a squonk RDTA for use with BF mods, with the squonk hole placed on the central shaft inside the vape tank section. The entire vape unit is stainless steel, with Pyrex glass, which are the best materials for a vape RDTA.
The vape kit includes two resin 810 drip tips, but there is no 510 drip tip adapter. The wide-bore drip is pre-installed and is held in place with o-rings. The top cap of the vape RDTA has knurling around it for easy airflow control. The inner top lid has a domed shape, and the stainless steel build deck is post-less, with four lead terminals, and dual side-secured hex screws
Excellent flavor production with only a single coil
Easy to install build-deck
Small e-juice capacity
The Wasp Nano RDTA is a smaller version of the original Wasp, but it has both similarities and differences from the first vape RDTA. The Wasp Nano measures 22mm in diameter (0.87 inches) and is 31.1mm (1.2 inches) tall, so it can fit on most mods, from the base, 510 protruding connection to the drip tip.
The drip tip is not removable on the Wasp but is built-into the top cap, which has two side-adjustable airflow vents, which are best left open for better cloud production. The build-deck is 24k, gold-plated and features two lead terminals that support only single-coil builds. Since the RDTA is rather small, the e-juice capacity stands at only 2mL.
The kit does not include an e-juice expander, but it does include a spare glass section. Inexperienced coil builders might have a learning curve with how to install their leads, which is not the best for new vapers, as the points need to be introduced into the side slots. Vapers then secure their leads with the grub screws.
The Limitless Mod Co RDTA is the latest in the Limitless RDTA series. This device boasts a 5 ml reservoir and dual coil compatibility for increased vapor production. It also has a 26 mm rebuildable drip tank with a dual post build deck that is good for flat and round wire configurations. The drip tip serves to control the air for the airflow slot. All of these features make this a good tank for cloud chasers.
The Steam Crave Aromamizer is the second version of the Aromamizer vape RDTA that can hold either 6mL or 3mL of e-juice. This vape RDTA has its build-deck underneath the tank section, which is a change from the top-mounted decks of other units. The build-deck is a Velocity-style (the best deck for beginners), two post deck with four lead slots on either post.
This type of deck can accommodate single and dual coil builds. The posts use side-screw to secure their leads, and there is a bottom-fill port for the tank. There are also bottom airflow vents, one on each side. The entire RDTA is stainless steel and glass, and the deck itself is also stainless steel.
The unit measures close to 23mm in diameter (0.9 inches), and it uses PEEK insulators at the bottom to protect against a potential charge from a mod. The base is knurled to give vapers a better grip when unscrewing the deck from the RDTA. There is also a 510 connection on the base and a heating chamber that caps the deck when users reinstall a coil build back into the tank section.
The Deja Vu RDTA is the creation of Adrian Lo Deja Vu, a YouTube vape reviewer, who made this tank with a three-post, 24K gold, build deck, instead of the usual dual, or no post style. The Deja Vu is all-around stainless steel with a 2mL glass tank section underneath the deck. Vapers need to access the fill ports under the build deck to fill the tank.
The RDTA measures 25mm in diameter (1inch) and stands at close to 46mm (1.6 inches) tall, so it is a suitable size for most mods. It has a knurled top cap, as well as a textured drip tip, which can either be an etched, all-metal or an 810 ULTEM mouthpiece.
The vape’s exterior has a sleek, clean appearance, with only a small laser-etching of DJV on its side. The unit comes in only two colors, black and stainless steel. There are several bottom airflow vents under the coil deck, but it is non-adjustable. There are adjustable side airflow vents.
The Vapefly Galaxies RDTA is a squonk, RDTA, and a dripper atomizer rolled into one. It features a space-age exterior design, with a galaxy pattern laser-etched into its side. The RDTA is all-stainless steel with glass elements, and its tank section can hold 2mL of e-juice.
The Galaxies uses two airflow vents on either side and which are fully adjustable. The kit features both a standard gold-plated 510 connection compatible with any 510 mod, as well as a 510, gold-plated BF pin for use with squonking devices. The two post-build-deck has lead holes that measure 3mm (0.11 inches)
Alongside the build-deck is a spring-loaded fill port so vapers can fill the bottom tank. The fill port closes when not being refilled to prevent leaking. The build deck uses top-hex screws for securing the leads. Since it is an MTL device, the deck only supports single-coil builds. The kit comes with pre-wrapped coils, and build tools, as well as spare parts.
The UWELL Fancier is a combination of RDA and RTA that has a 4mL e-liquid capacity. The device consists of all stainless steel construction, with a Pyrex glass tank section that fits above the coil deck. The deck itself is gold-plated and uses two posts (Velocity-style, which is best for beginners) with four lead terminals.
The deck supports both single and dual builds and has a unique upward wicking style when it is in RTA form. As the tank section sits above the deck, builders need to make sure their wicks go upward. When in RDA mode, the wicks would face down as they would in any other RDA. There is a top cap included in the kit, to turn the Fancier into a regular RDA.
In either version, the vape tank measures 24mm in diameter (0.94 inches), a good size for any mod. On the outside of the tank, there are four bottoms, adjustable airflow vents. The bottom ring has knurling for easy removal of the build deck or any glass parts. A Goon-style, 810 ULTEM drip tip comes pre-installed on the tank. The kit also includes some pre-wrapped, nickel coils, and a 510 BF squonk pin.
RDTA stands for rebuildable dripping tank atomizer, which is only one version of several different rebuildable atomizers. Add these acronyms to other possible tank atomizers:
RBA – rebuildable atomizer
RDA – rebuildable dripping atomizer
RTA – rebuildable tank atomizer
RDTA – rebuildable dripping tank atomizer
An RTA is a rebuildable tank atomizer, which is like an RDTA but is strictly a tank atomizer, with a glass section, whereas a rebuildable dripping tank atomizer (RDTA) can function both as a vape RDA and an RTA, that’s why RDTA.
Dripping atomizers have small juice wells under their build decks, but no separate tank section to hold e-juice. Users have to remove the top cap while vaping and “drip” e-juice onto their wick and coils whenever the build runs dry.
An RDTA can hold e-juice within its configuration (glass section), so vapers do not have to keep removing the top cap to saturate their coil builds, which is best for some people. So, RDTAs are RDAs with a tank section attached, maybe the best way to describe it. RDTA tanks can either have their glass tank section above or beneath the build deck.
Some RDTAs on this list can switch between the two styles, a “tank” atomizer, and a “dripping” atomizer. The one main thing that vapers need to do to make the switch is to remove the glass section and attach a top cap above the build deck, which is the best and the only way to access the wick and coils.
Why Use an RDTA?
Rebuildable atomizers, in general, offer vapers a 100% customizable vape, just like with regulated mods. First off, though, anyone who wants to vape on a rebuildable atomizer needs to know the following:
Ohms law to determine the ideal resistance of any build
Knowledge of battery capacity and safety
With pre-built coils, like those that come with sub-ohm tanks, pod mods and other e-cig setups, a vaper has limited options to change anything about the coil. They might be best for beginners, but if someone wants a different experience or a different style of vaping, they need to buy new ones to change the entire head.
With other types, vapers cannot change the wicking material, increase the strength or resistance of the coil, or add more coils to the build. The versatility and personalization that all rebuildable atomizers offer are what makes them so popular with certain types of vapers. One other essential reason vapers use RDTAs is for flavor production. RDAs, unlike sub-ohm tanks, do not have a chimney that directs vapor to a mouthpiece when vaping.
The top cap sits directly above the coils, so the vapor goes directly into a vaper’s mouth, which is the best to keep the flavor alive. An RTA and RDA combination blends the best of those two styles, maintaining the flavor quality of an RDA, while also offering the convenience of a tank atomizer.
Pros and Cons of Using an RDTA
More e-liquid capacity
Better flavor quality
Can be used as either a tank or a dripping atomizer
They are large in size
More upkeep and maintenance than with RDAs
Many different pieces needed to work than other atomizers
The Best RDTAs of 2021: The Last Word
Are any of these vape RDTAs familiar to you? Have you gotten better flavor/performance from any of these units? Are you a dripper or a tank vaper? Would you ever buy or consider using the tanks on this list? Let us know your thoughts in the section below.
RDTAs offer the perfect balance between “dripping” and “tank” atomizers. They use several types of build decks that vapers can also find on RDAs. Only RDTAs come with the added convenience of having a higher e-juice capacity than RDAs, so vapers do not have to keep adding e-juice to their coils manually.
All the units on this list offer the best of both (or several) worlds since some of these units come with BF squonking pins so they can work with those type of mods as well. There are few differences between them, as not all of them can work as RDAs, while others are strictly RDTAs. Some vapers do not see the need to create a single device with both of those qualities and would prefer to use either/or with their mod.
But RDTA tanks are generally very versatile since vapers can change so much about them, from the coils to the e-juice capacity, to the build deck and even down to something as small as the mouthpiece.
Published: April 18, 2019Updated: April 7, 2021
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