Rebuildable Tank Atomizers (RTA)
Rebuildable tank atomizers are essentially available in two distinct types.
The first on the scene was the "Genesis" style tanks that relied on mesh style wick to get liquid from a bottom tank to an atomizer coil above. As you can see at the right, the mesh extends from the bottom through a hole in the coil base at the top, and the coil is wrapped around the mesh.
The device at the right is called a Cobra ... it is one of the first rebuildables that I tried.
If you look closely at the coil base, you will see a small set screw at the right of the positive power post. That requires a hex key to unscrew so that you can fill the tank below with eLiquid.
Next on the scene is the vacuum type system popularized by the Kayfun atomizer as shown on the left.
Most notable about this is that the coil is at the bottom (obstructed in the picture by a chimney) and the eLiquid sits around it and above.
The vacuum type systems offered several other advantages:
- Sealed so that you could lay them down (even upside down) without eLiquid leaks.
- Wide possibility of coil builds from single coils to twisted coils (effectively producing a dual coil).
- Tank sizes were considerably larger.
- Filling eLiquid much simplified with many being top loading.
As you can see at the right, working on these was somewhat simplified. Building a coil meant wrapping around an object away from the power source and of various sizes. You were no longer limited to the diameter of the mesh coil, but could wrap as large or small as you wanted. The smaller diameter, of course, is for a much lower resistance coil.
The rebuildable community is still divided on these two technologies with followers of each type.
Review: Ehpro Squape
Some clones are better than the originals they imitate. This Ehpro Squape is such a product. Rather than a plastic tank portion, the Ehpro has glass and is recommended for those strong eLiquids that would normally crack or etch plastic tanks. This is an ideal atomizer for someone new to rebuildables -- it is very forgiving with non-conductive material where the coil is mounted. Supplied by Canvape.com
Review: Ehpro Eciggity Billow V3
Our thanks to Canvape for providing the Ehpro Eciggity Billow V3 for testing and review. The Billow RDTA is an incredible tank and V2 was the most popular RDTA -- and well deserved. Flavor and cloud generation that was exceptional. The Billow V3 adds some desirable features. Is it comparable to the V2? Better? read up on our test and review ...
Review: Kayfun 3.1 Svoemesto
The Kayfun 3.1 is an RBA (Rebuildable Atomizer) made of stainless steel. There is a great satisfaction in putting together your own atomizer. You clean, build the coil, assemble and reap the rewards of a job well done. If you are new to rebuildable atomizers, feel comfortable knowing that there are many resources and video that explain how to build your coil and put it all together safely.
Review: Fogger V5
There are several versions of the Fogger V5. This one came from Fasttech. The same identical unit is also available on Focalecig. This is the most expensive of the two models on Fasttech -- and also the worst of all possible clones.
Review: GeekVape Griffin
Our thanks to NYX E-Cigs for providing the GeekVape Griffin for testing and review. Up to one year ago, the RTA tank of choice was the Kayfun. Everything was promoted as the Kayfun "killer". Nothing really was, that is until the Kayfun V4 killed off its own line of RTAs. In recent months, several companies have come along and created RTA tanks that are incredibly simple, large build decks, with flavor and cloud generation that are unrivalled. The GeekVape is at (or near) the top of that list.
Review: GeekVape Griffin 25
Our thanks to Canvape for providing both the GeekVape Griffin 25, and the Griffin 25 Top Air Flow. We've previously reviewed the GeekVape Griffin (22 mm) and found it to be one of the few leak-free designs. When properly wicked, this tank far surpasses any convenience tank for flavor and cloud production -- and rivals many dripper atomizers as well. With those credentials, who wouldn't want to get the latest 25mm version with more than 6 ml juice capacity? Find out what we think of both the newly released Griffin 25 tanks: top air flow, and regular air flow.
Review: Giant Kayfun
The Kayfun designed specifically for 26650 devices. It's a perfect match for the Hades, particularly the Chrome or Brushed Stainless Steel Hades. This Tobeco 26650 Kayfun and the Hades I tested it with are both from Canvape.com
Review: HCigar Kayfun 3.1
The Kayfun 3.1 is an RBA (Rebuildable Atomizer) made of stainless steel. This version made by HCigar is a one-to-one clone. There is a great satisfaction in putting together your own atomizer. You clean, build the coil, assemble and reap the rewards of a job well done. If you are new to rebuildable atomizers, feel comfortable knowing that there are many resources and video that explain how to build your coil and put it all together safely.
Review: Ivogo Squape R
The clones of the Squape R are starting to hit the market with some reported problems. Here we look at the Ivogo version.
Review: OBS Crius
With features that are similar to the Billow V3, the OBS Crius far surpasses the Billow V3 in functionality. Just from the perspective that it doesn't leak, it has the Billow V3 beat. Flavor and cloud production is on bar with the best RTA's available.
Review: Smok RSBT
The Smok RSBT (Rebuildable Stainless Bottom-coil Tank) is a combination of stainless steel and glass construction with silicone seals. The drip tip is glass as well. Outstanding flavor.
Review: Steam Crave Aromamizer
Our thanks to Canvape for providing the 4 ML and 7 ML versions of the Steam Crave Aromamizer RDTA. Flavor that just pops and makes your juice taste like it should. A true rival to dripper atomizers. We just can't put it down. Get ready to go through a lot of juice, though ...
Review: Tobeco Kayfun V4
An excellent 1:1 clone by Tobeco provided for test and review by The Canvape Store at 21 Canadian Road, Unit 1 in Scarborough (Ontario). Form and function: an outstanding looking RTA (Rebuildable Tank Atomizer) with outstanding functionality.
Review: Youde UD Aga T5
We've previously reviewed the AGA T7 made by Youde. This is a single coil version with significantly improved air flow control.
Review: Yi Loong Fogger 4.1
We've received four different Fogger v4.0 Atomizers to test. Three were duds, one we gave away and it turned out to be the only one that was working. This version from Canvape, the Yi Loong Fogger v4.1 is great. It is brushed stainless steel, easy to work on for coil building and wicking, and vapes great. Air flow is quite good. A very nice package.
Review: Youde UD Aga T7
Purported to be the "Kayfun killer", I was looking forward to testing and reviewing the Youge UD Aga T7. What a find! Is it a Kayfun killer or not? Read about this and the incredible flavor the UD Aga T7 delivers ...
Review: UD Bellus
The Youde (UD) Bellus is a capable RTA perfect for anyone interested in building their own coils, having the convenience of a tank (glass, 5 ML capacity) and wants both mouth hits and lung hits. Air flow is moderate, liquid flow is excellent.
There are three rebuildable atomizers that surpass the Kayfun in ease of use, features, and looks. Read the article to find out which ones ...
Here's a table of all the specifications for Rebuildable Tank Atomizers