Get What You Pay For
Atomizers can be cheap, both in price, and build quality. I would just avoid cheap atomizer altogether. Unless a cheaper model is your only option especially for beginners, you will most certainly have issues, annoyances, and want to upgrade fairly quickly. This is simply just wasting your money.
If the over embellished looks and crazy colors is what you want then that’s exactly what you get. Companies that design really cool looking RDAs tend to lack in ease of function. If you think of the term “function over fashion,” this really does apply here in the case of RDAs.
If you look at the simple design of the Drop Dead RDA, and use this as a template of what works very well. You then can understand that your paying for the function, and the overall quality build.
MTL - RDA $28.90
The Geekvape Ammit MTL RDA, comes in 7 colors, diameter only 22mm, which is the newest compact and small size atomizer by geekvape.
Features three-dimensional airflow system, transferring air from top to bottom, producing unbeatable flavor while retaining leak-proof capability.
12 airflow adjustment options for the perfect restriction, the innovative dual-layer chamber structure to provide outstanding heat dissipation effect.
Large dual post building deck supports single coil building, comes with pre-made 0.75ohm Clapton coils, vapers can install them easily.
The professional MTL drip tip fits on 510 connectors and comes with two different diameters for various preference.
Ceramic Coils - Sqounk Tank $28.90
The Desire Squonky Bottom Feeding Tank, which is the first sub ohm tank with bottom feeding design.
Combine the advantages of squonk and finished atomizer, vapers can inject the e juice from the top or bottom.
It is fast and convenient. if works great with a squonk mod, it can accept bottom feeding, filled up instantly.
The structure of Desire Squonky is extreme simple, only two parts, disassembly and reassemble easily.
The Structure Of An Atomizer
Vape mod atomizers are the crown of a vape mod or pen. It is the part of your device that creates the vape. If you can understand a few basic components, you can get a good idea of how they work. These are the five main features of most vape atomizers:
When we say “atomizer” we are actually referring to the coils. A coil is a resistor that completes a normally open circuit, within your mod. When you press the fire button on the mod, you close this circuit.
A coils resistance, coupled with the amount of voltage and amperage is what dictates the amount of heat created by the element, as well as the type of metal the coil is made of. This is where ohm’s law comes into play, and this also determines the stress put on your battery cell.
The coils are formed around the wic, this is how it receives the liquid, and the heat turns it to an aerosol, or vapor.
Coils can be a wide range of sizes depending on the type and or size of the Unit. Also, coil sizes and coil ohms are in direct relation to the amount of battery power.
Coils can be changeable, rebuildable, or part of a pod system.
I am now looking into how the coil less atomizer works. This looks interesting, and I will update, when I find out more.
The wic typically connects the coils to the tank where the liquid is supplied. Once the wic is absorbed full of liquid the coil can fire and create vape.
Cotton is the most common wic but there are other new age materials being used.
Although some styles don’t have tanks, this is where the liquid is kept. The tank is separated from the coils and is connected through the wic.
The tank is mounted to the deck and mouthpiece, and can be refillable, disposable or part of a rebuildable system.
The deck has the mounting threads and pin that connects to the terminals of the battery. The deck is where either the atomizer cart threads on, or where the posts are mounted for attaching coils.
The thread size can be referred to as 306, 510, 401, 801, 901, etc. Companies can have their own proprietary thread size. The coils and tank all mount to the deck in variety of ways/styles.
This is the mouthpiece that connects to the tank or cap of the atomizer.
Drip tip refers to the RDA style atomizers that do not have tanks.
They often come interchangeable, and in wide variety of colors and sizes.
Styles of Atomizers
Here are the main four design styles of atomizers popular today:
- RDA: This refers to a rebuildable dripping atomizer. On these atomizers the coil can be replaced with a pre made, or wound yourself. The liquid comes from dripping it directly onto the coils through the drip tip.
- RBA: An RBA is a rebuildable bottom feed atomizer. The liquid is supplied from a squonk device thought the pin on the bottom of the deck.
- RTA: This is a rebuildable tank atomizer. The coils can be replaced and a tank can be mounted around, above, or below them.
- Cart: Also called a cartomizer. This is a pre-made atomizer, with changeable, wic and coil combo. Carts are ready to go once you’ve simply applied the liquid, and primed the atomizer.
DropDead RDA by Hellvape
The Drop Dead RDA is not a cheap atomizer. The Drop Dead RDA is one of the best atomizers made right now.
The drop Dead has such a simple build design, that I encourage beginners of rebuilding atomizers, to start with the Drop Dead RDA.
At around Thirty dollars, this should be the price point when comparing all other atomizers of the same RDA style.
I have used primarily the Drop Dead RDA for six months now. I use the drop dead every day, every hour no exceptions but sleep.
My Drop Dead RDA is mounted on an Rage squonk mod, set between 55 and 75 Watts, and with 2 to 6 Ohm coils inside. My review is based on everyday use, and satisfaction of product.
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The Drop Dead is a dual or single coil rebuildable drip atomizer.
The Drop Dead is a collaboration between three vape companies, and essentially the combination of two awesome atomizers the Dead Rabbit and the Drop, which I also have tested.
They did an excellent job of bringing the best of both atomizers into one super cool and functional RDA. The Drop has awesome build space with easy to trim decks and locking cap.
The Dead Rabbit has a great leak proof design with unmatched flavor and airflow. All of these features are very prevalent in the Drop Deads design.
Compared to other RDAs, I have found no nitpicky complaints about the DropDead. I have tried the Drop Dead RDA with dual coils and also a single coil, and both disperse great flavor and cloud production.
I have used the Drop Dead as a dripping atomizer and with the simple insert of the squonk pin, I used it as a bottom feed atomizer.
I have never changed the rubber seals, although they give you many extras, yet I have had no leaking issues. The build space is phenomenal, and I have no trouble cleaning the Drop Dead, which I must say, is a huge issue for me and other RDAs.
I love the simple flawless functionality of this atomizer. The Drop Dead is a home-run design for both beginners and veterans of vape mods.
The Drop Dead RDA is my top pick and would recommend this to get your vape on proper.
Carts are the most affordable option but the quality is lacking. Some people call these disposables, refillables, sub ohm atomizers, or tanks. I just use the term carts, because it carriers a changeable wic and coil combo. Carts are sometimes a disposable unit after a few coil replacements.
RDA’s are for the old school enthusiast, which I do use myself at home. RDA’s have the best flavor and hardest hits, but having to carry around juice makes them inconvenient. When you learn how to build them, you will find problems such as dry spots, spit back and ohm issues, but not too difficult to work around.
RBA’s are my personal favorite, but this requires having a squonk device. This is a vape mod that has a bottle built in, to supply the atomizer through a pin in the deck. You get the larger building deck with no tank, and you don’t have to carry around a separate bottle of drip juice.
RTA’s can be a cool alternative, it’s similar to a cart but with a better flavor and you can build you own coils instead of buy them.
There Is more to atomizers then what I’m describing. I’m just keeping it simple and geared towards vape mods.
With nic salts popularity rising, pods and other styles have emerged.
Their is a lot of different terms used to describe vape mod atomizers. I am trying to stick with the basics so it is more understandable. Once I learned the basics, I then stepped up to advanced terms and atomizers.
I prefer pre wound coils, they are cheap and easy to install. Simply choose your size dimension and ohms, then clip to size. You then tighten two screws and done, your ready to wic. This way you don’t have to wind your own coil, but you get the better hit and flavor from the rebuildable aspect.
I don’t know why cart’s coils just don’t last. They worked good for a couple days, then crap out. Taking a burnt hit really sucks.
Simply put, it is more work, but cheaper to build your own coils, and you get better hits and flavor, or with carts, you pay more for convenience.
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