The atomizer is the most important component of vaping. This is the mix that creates the steam and flavors you get from your appliance. Unlike clearomizers, rebuildable tank atomizers (RTAs) allow you to choose your favorite style of vape, save money and even find a new hobby. This article is part of our vaping handbook.
The term “atomizer” includes all devices for producing vapor from a liquid. In this article, we will refer to it as a rebuildable atomizer, because it is different from a clearomizer that uses off-the-shelf coils.
The biggest difference between them is that you can make your own vape, that is, you can choose the coil and absorbent cotton wick. However, a question immediately came to mind: Why bother when you can buy coils off the shelf? There are three main reasons. The first is that it improves your vape experience. Atomizers allow you to choose a coil for maximum satisfaction, whether for steam production, vape power, or flavor.
The selection of atomizers is also wider and more diverse. Opening the door to rebuildable worlds will ensure your setup is exactly as you expect it to be. The second reason is financial. A ready-to-use coil usually costs 2 to 5 euros and needs to be replaced at least 2 to 4 times a month, as some e-liquids can clog the resistive coil very quickly. Costs can also add up quickly if you like to use different fluids and change them often. A piece of resistance wire and some suitable cotton wicks can rebuild the coil for just a few cents. By the end of the year, the savings will be apparent. The last reason has to be entertainment.
Making your own vaping is a great DIY activity. It’s fun to learn about resistance and what works best for different liquids! As long as building your own is enjoyable, do it. If it bugs you, just switch to clearomizer. But if you turn it into a hobby, you’ll quickly become addicted too.
things to remember
The rebuildable atomizer offers:
The resistance of the atomizer is exactly what you expect
a new hobby
use a nebulizer
Unlike clearomizers that come out of the box, atomizers take a little time and practice. First builds are rarely successful and it is recommended that you use the clearomizer in parallel until you understand how to use RTA to make vaping enjoyable and reliable. Assembling the resistor coil is simple. Wrap a piece of wire around a screwdriver or coil jig to make a coil, insert it into the mounting tray, add cotton wick, fill the tank with liquid, and you’re all set. Once you’ve practiced the basics, why not mix them up? You can try a different metal or change the coil size. Why can’t the RPM be changed? Or the wick type and how do you position it? How can I get the correct level of wicking but not leak? It takes patience and practice to make something that can be reconstructed. In fact, it’s much easier than it sounds. There are hundreds of tutorials online to help you get it right the first time, which is really important because building your own really works. Other things – like more steam or flavor – will come with practice and the time you want to give it.
build your own coil
As we have seen, the great thing about a rebuildable atomizer is that it is completely customizable. There are also options for the type of wick, such as cotton, and resistive coils. Mounting stands for resistive coils come in many types with many different features. One of the most common constructions uses miniature coils, which are resistors with coil windings touching each other. Another technique spaced out the packages. If you’re new to all this, why not read our tutorial on how to prep your wicks?
History of atomizers for 3 dates
2010: Kender invents the atomizer, which injects e-liquid through a wire mesh wick. This system is called “Genesis”. Kender got the idea for the grid when he saw a model railroad enthusiast using it to create steam for his trains. Inspired by Kender, the German Raidy created the first rebuildable atomizer.
2013: Svoëmesto’s Kayfun 3.1 is the first widely distributed high-end atomizer. The vape it offers is excellent and still holds up well today. Therefore, it is one of the most cloned atomizers in the world.
2014: TaifunGT caused a sensation. It has been the benchmark in fragrance atomizers ever since. This is the beginning of “cool” vaping unlike Kayfun. The competition among fans of these systems was as fierce as that between fans of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
Frequently Asked Questions about Atomizers
Below is a list of frequently asked questions about atomizers. If you can’t find the answer to your question, please send your question to us via Live Chat.
Which atomizer should I choose?
The atomizer you choose depends on your style of vaping. While some vapers want as much vaping as possible, others are more interested in how their e-liquid tastes. As a result, some atomizers are designed to produce a lot of vapor, while others are designed to deliver the best flavor of e-liquid. What also comes into play here is the way you vape. This includes direct lung inhalation or indirect inhalation (also called “mouth-to-lung” MTL). Other factors include different airflows, atomizer materials, design, and of course how much you are willing to spend. Take the time to consider all of these factors before you make up your mind. The professionals have published a lot of test results, but why not read the material that interests you before making a decision?
How to clean the atomizer?
Cleaning your nebulizer is essential to keeping it in tip-top condition, and it couldn’t be easier. You unscrew this from the battery, remove the cotton from the resistive coil, and rinse with warm water. Then put everything back in reverse order!
When should I replace the resistor coil in my atomizer?
There is no right or wrong answer to this, as several factors are important. Do remember that homemade resistive coils cost next to nothing (a few centimeters of wire and a bit of cotton), so you can afford to replace them regularly. Once a week might be a good start. For example, you can vape more or less depending on whether you smoke a little or a lot, or whether the e-liquid you use is more likely to clog the resistive coil.
When should I change my nebulizer?
Atomizers do not have a fixed lifespan. The only part that wears out is the resistor coil, and that’s easy to replace. If you want to replace your device, you may want to replace the entire atomizer.