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How To Select The Best Atomizer For Your Vaping Mod

by Madvapes Blog on January 30, 2020

Are you getting the best vaping experience that you could be? It’s a fair question to ask as many of us who started the practice tend to start on the simple side of things with Cig-a-Likes, POD Systems, and basic Vape Pen devices. As we become more experienced with our vaping, we tend to step things up a bit and evolve into vapers who use more advances mods and rigs. It’s a natural progression because the more you try something, the more you find out what you like, and like most things, our tastes change and grow over time.

As we start to look for a more advanced Mod, many of us choose Variable Voltage (VV) and Variable Wattage (VW) devices as our new chosen device. With these being about as customizable as any Mod on the market, we now have the decision as to which atomizer we’re going to use on the Mod. They all provide different benefits and downsides, so we’re left to decide which one’s pros outweigh its cons in connection with our desired experience. This has led us at Madvapes to bring you a breakdown of all available to give you the information needed to make the best selection for you and your desired vaping experience. Check out the different options below!

Cartridge / Cartomizer

Let’s start off with the basics. Now predominantly used in only Vape Pens and Cig-a-Likes, Cartridges and Cartomizers are either refillable or disposable, but they offer little airflow and have a restrictive draw. They tend to have either a heating coil that uses a tube-like mouthpiece to hold the wick and the E-Liquid (cartridges) or an attached tube with a removable tip at the mouthpiece that holds the wicking material and E-Liquid. Out of all the atomizers you’ll read about today, these provide the least flavor and vapor, in most cases.


Let’s go from the most simple to the most popular. The Clearomizer is most easily explained as a refillable tank system that houses a simple, replaceable coil head. Its mid-range vapor and flavor production tends to be great for beginners, and they also offer an easily adjusted airflow. From an aesthetic point-of-view, they come in many different styles, colors, and designs, so you can tweak your rig’s look at your discretion.

Sub-Ohm Tanks

Many experienced vapers like to evolve into what’s known as Sub-Ohm vaping. Sub-Ohm vaping is vaping with atomizer coils that have a resistance of less than one ohm to increase the power and to create more vapor or flavor. These Sub-Ohm Clearomizers have a much larger juice inlet to the coils and a much larger, adjustable airflow while being designed to resist the heat generated by the sub-ohm vaping process. These also allow you the ability of sub-ohm vaping without having to build your own coils.

Rebuildable Dripping Atomizers

If you were to compare Rebuildable Dripping Atomizers (RDA) to a form of smoking, it would certainly be the classic wooden pipe, but it’s much more advanced than that. The RDA uses a drip well instead of a tank to allow the user to drip a few drops of E-Liquid onto a wick that sits in its shallow, open-topped reservoir below the coils. Because it’s only a few drops at a time, RDA users have to replenish the wick every few pulls, but its ability to hold a wider number and variety of coils of varied sizes compared to most other atomizers, it gives you many more options.

Furthermore, because it requires new drops every few pulls, you’ll be able to change the flavor and strengths of your E-liquid at will. It does, however, have some downsides. It can be much messier than other options, and because RDA’s do require you to build your own coils, you’re going to have to have some basic mechanical skills and electrical knowledge. It does provide the best vapor and flavor, according to most, though.

Rebuildable Tank Atomizers

Like RDA’s, the Rebuildable Tank Atomizer (RTA) have to be built by the user. However, unlike the RDA’s, the RTA is a tank system that allows you to refill your tank full of E-Liquid. While the thought of having to build your own coils is daunting to some, it does give you the ability to change the coil style, wire size and number of wraps to give your coil the exact resistance that you choose. Long-term, it’ll also save you quite a few pennies and allow you the ability to have top-notch vapor and flavor. You just have to have the knowledge and safety required to build it yourself.


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