The Difference Between an RBA, RDA, RTA, and RDTA

One of the most popular questions about sub-ohm vaping is what is the difference between a RDA and a RTA. If these questions have run through your mind, then this piece was written just for you.

Now the first thing to understand is that an atomizer is an intricate part of the vaping process. This device can be described as the heart of the vaping machine. Although it does not get as much attention as e-liquids, the atomizer is responsible for turning your e-juice blends into vapor. There are different types of atomizers on the market. They can be placed in three distinct groups; replaceable coil head atomizer, rebuildable atomizer (RBA) and disposable atomizers.

Rebuildable atomizers (RBA) come in different forms and have different characteristics. There are different types of rebuildable atomizers. RBA is a term used to describe all atomizers that can be rebuilt. Then there are rebuildable tank atomizers (RTA). The RTA has a tank that contains the e-liquid, but also works with a rebuildable coil setup. Also, we have the rebuildable dripping atomizer (RDA). This device does not have a tank. Instead, you drip e-liquid on your coil. Finally, we have rebuildable dripping tank atomizer (RDTA).


One of the main differenceS between an RDTA and other vaping devices it that this device is a combination of an RDA and an RTA. This device comes with a tank that holds your e-liquid and allows for ‘auto dripping.’ This ability to auto-drip sets it apart from the RDA. With an RDTA, you do not have to drip e-juice on your wick. Instead, the device automatically drops e-juice on your wick the moment you press the drip tip down.


The RDA is very popular among vapers across the world. With the RDA, you have to drip your vape juice on your coil. While you have to drip e-liquid after very three or more puffs. However, it also means that you have to carry a bottle of e-juice if you are vaping on the go. On the upside, RDAs are known to produce amazing flavor.


An RTA comes with a tank and a coil. With this device, you have a tank system that works with a rebuildable coil. You can fill the tank with your favorite e-liquid and vape until it runs out. This is one major difference between the RTA and RDA. The RTA is just like an RDA apart from the fact that it comes with a tank. If you are looking for the best RTA on the market, check out the Gear by WOTOFO.