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Rebuildable Tanks 101: RBAs vs RDAs vs RTAs vs RDTAs

There are 4 most commonly used rebuildable tank atomizers known today- RBAs, RDAs, RTAs and RDTAs. How is each one different? Take a look below to find out:

What Is a RBA?

RBA is short for ReBuildable Atomizer. This is a generic term used when referring to any type of atomizer that can be customized according to the user’s preference in wicks and coils (called builds). It’s safe to say that all other special atomizers with build decks can be called RBAs.

What Is a RDA?

RDA is short for Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer. It’s an RBA deck with posts that anchor the coil and connect with the battery for heating. The deck itself is shielded by an outer shell that slides on through the use of o-rings; other types it is a screw-on. RDAs have no tanks to hold e-liquids. Instead, the e-liquid is dripped from the source to the wicks or coils. The deck may have a small space for holding e-liquid, but usually only about 1mL.

RDAs are known for producing a more intense flavor than other vaping methods. Their atomizers are held in high regards and are usually the gold standard in vaping. RDAs are commonly used in cloud-chasing competitions because of their ability to produce huge amounts of vapor. The performance may be enhanced with customized multi-coil builds sporting ultra-low resistance features and a high-wattage vaping mechanical mod.

What Is a RTA?

RTA is short for Rebuildable Tank Atomizer. The deck is fitted with posts and covered by a metal cap, which doubles as an e-liquid reservoir. The chamber cap is linked to the chimney, and the chimney acts as a conduit that puts the vapor into the drip tip. Natural pressure causes the e-liquid to trickle down from the tank, through the chamber cap and up to the channels in the wick’s outer circumference. As the wick is saturated, the e-liquid goes to the coils, ready to be vaporized.

The difference between an RTA and an RDA is that an RTA does not involve manual dripping.

What Is a RDTA?

RDTA is short for Rebuildable Dripping Tank Atomizer. This option is perhaps the most complex out of them all, so read carefully.

The RDTA was an RTA before, replete with a tank, chamber cap, posts and a deck, with some added parts like the spring-loaded pump that could be operated by moving the drip tip which allowed the user to control the amount of e-liquid flowing down to the coils and wicks. One push on the drip tip equaled a certain amount of juice to flow to the wick.

RDTAs were known as “auto-drippers” when they first came out. The “auto” part was not due to the spring-loading mechanism, but rather due to its convenience. Vapers using RDTAs won’t have to remove the caps and put in fresh e-liquid from bottles. The part about dripping was automatic, albeit in a manual method.

The earliest forms of RDTAs are quite rare. They were probably the most complex among rebuildable atomizers, and as such didn’t work too well. Vape users were provided convenience at the expense of reliability and simplicity. In short, they were too unreliable to be of any use. Original-style RDTAs are few, and the ones that are still around are displayed as vaping relics.

The RDTA of today is much better than the ones made originally. The manually operated “auto-dripping” pump mechanism has been removed and replaced with a simpler mechanism that delivers the e-liquid to the wick and coils. In 2015, manufacturers began producing RTAs which had holes on the deck floor. The e-liquid channels were removed; the wick touched the floors and was saturated in the process by the e-liquid climbing up through the deck floor’s holes. These were then re-christened as the new RDTAs and branded as atomizers that enhanced performance.


RDAs are considered to be the top performers when it comes to vaping. Manufacturers say that their RDTA tanks provide much better performances than the current RDA tanks, a ploy that’s largely considered to be purely marketing. What’s the reason for changing the term from RDA to RDTA? Could it be a marketing ploy designed to make money off the success of RTAs in general? Producers say that the e-liquid flow system is more than enough justification for it, but the performance part is yet to be seen.

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Michael Grey

With a passion to educate through my writings and a passion to help others, I found my place here at Black Note. Being that I am a former smoker who quit smoking because of vaping, I knew I could help others do the same. Working for Black Note is a true blessing. Not only do I help educate vapers on a daily basis through my writings, but I am also enjoying the benefits of working with an amazing team and sharing an authentic tobacco solution with the vaping community.
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What is Naturally Extracted Tobacco E-Liquid?

E-juice, also known as e-liquid or vaping liquid, is the liquid that’s placed in the vaping device and subsequently atomized into vapor. When you go to buy e-juice, you’ll notice it contains a mix of several ingredients. These typically include vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), some type of flavoring, and nicotine.

VG and PG form the base of the e-liquid. VG is a component used in food and personal care products; its role in e-liquid is to create a thick, dense vapor. PG is another popular solvent used in a variety of everyday items. It carries the e-liquid flavor, provides the “throat hit,” and enhances the vaping liquid’s ability to soak into wicks or cartomizer materials.

Nicotine is an optional ingredient, often available in different levels. E-juice also contains some type of flavoring.

Black Note leads the pack of tobacco vaping liquid by using only natural flavoring – extract from real tobacco leaves to produce real tobacco taste. When you go to buy e-juice from other companies, you may find any number of chemicals used to create synthetic flavors that include fake strawberry, manufactured vanilla, and even man-made tobacco flavors.

If your aim when you buy e-liquid is to experience the subtle nuances, genuine flair and authentic taste of real tobacco, then you’ll be on the mark if you buy e-juice from the Black Note lineup.

Best E-Juice

When you’re going to buy e-liquid, it’s only natural you’ll want the best e-liquid. But what, exactly, does it “best e-juice” mean? We’ll tell you.

For starters, you’ll want an e-juice that doesn’t contain all kinds of strange chemicals and concoctions that you can’t even pronounce. True, even the best e-liquid will contain vegetable glycerin (VG) and proplene glycol (PG), which serve as the base of e-juice, but you don’t necessarily need a host of other chemical compounds.

The best e-juice will stick to natural ingredients, like real tobacco extract, rather than rely on synthetic flavorings, colorings and other additives. Diacetyl is one of those synthetic ingredients that has gotten a pretty bad rap, although its use is not all that uncommon for producing sweet e juice flavors.

Definitely read the ingredient list before you buy e-juice to ensure you recognize what’s on it. Better yet, see if the e-juice company offers a lab report to confirm what’s actually inside the e-liquid.

In addition to having as few chemical ingredients as possible, the best e-juice will have an amazing taste. For those who enjoy authenticity over imitation, the most amazing taste is the most natural taste, especially when it comes to tobacco. Since Black Note uses real extract from tobacco leaves, we not only avoid all those weird chemical flavorings, but we also produce the most authentic experience: tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like tobacco.

Best E-Liquid on the Market

Anyone looking for the best e-liquid on the market need look no further than Black Note. Black Note tobacco vaping liquid ranks as the best e-juice across the board in every category, starting with the taste.

Black Note’s main claim to fame is producing a tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. That because we use real tobacco extract, not chemicals, to create the best e-juice tobacco flavor. Using extract from real tobacco leaves retains tobacco’s nuances and flavor notes, giving you the most authentic and multi-faceted tobacco experience.

In addition to being the best e-juice for tobacco taste, Black Note also has the best e-liquid manufacturing process. We spent years researching and testing various production methods, and finally landed on one that we believe is absolutely perfect.

It starts with growing carefully selected tobacco seeds, followed by an equally precise of steps that include an extensive natural extraction process. Even our bottling and packaging is done with the utmost care, using recycled and recyclable packaging materials to ensure our products are as earth-friendly as they are vapor-friendly.

One more category where Black Note ranks as the best e-liquid is with the value. Every order comes with free domestic shipping, one-to-three day domestic shipping guarantee, and a 90-day, money-back satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy for any reason, or don’t agree we’re the best e-juice on the market, send it back on us and we’ll refund your money.

Vape Juice Ingredients

Vape juice ingredients can be pretty straightforward – or not. At the very least, most vape juice contains propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), and some type of flavoring. Nicotine has largely become an optional ingredient that can be included at varying levels or left out altogether.

Vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG) are usually the two main ingredients that make up the base of most vape juice.

VG is a plant-based substance with the ability to produce a dense, thick vapor. PG is an additive found in many food items and certain medicines. It carries the flavoring, provides the “throat hit” and enhances the vape juice’s ability to soak into the wicking materials.

Nicotine levels can vary, as can ingredients that make up the flavorings. The components that make up vape juice flavoring are where ingredients can get rather complicated.

Vape juice that relies on artificial flavorings can contain any number of extraneous chemicals and other additives, whatever it takes to recreate the flavor the ecig juice is going for.

Black Note uses only natural flavorings: extract from real tobacco leaves. That keeps our ingredient list incredibly simple, backed by a lab report to prove it. You won’t find any strange chemical concoctions used to produce our tobacco flavor, just real tobacco extract that delivers a real tobacco experience.

What is the Best Flavor for Ecig Juice?

From strawberry shortcake to banana rum, ecig juice comes in tons of flavors. While folks can debate and discuss all the fruity, sweet or food-like flavors all day long, the best flavor for e-cig liquid is straight-up tobacco.

Why? Vaping was originally created as an alternative for traditional cigarettes, mainly for those who enjoy the taste of tobacco. And when you can find an e-cig liquid that is able to recreate tobacco’s full-bodied yet delicate flavor notes and nuances, but without the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes, then you’ve found the best ecig juice.

Recreating tobacco’s complex flavor isn’t easy, especially when it’s attempted with artificial ingredients. That’s why Black Note sticks to the real thing, extracting the essence of real tobacco leaves to flavor our vaping liquid. Not only does this avoid the harmful chemicals in cigarettes, but it also eliminates the flavoring chemicals found in many ecig juices. The end result is real tobacco taste, an authentic tobacco experience and the best flavor for ecig juice you can find.

Notice also we said the best e-cig flavor was straight-up tobacco, not plain old tobacco. Black Note’s real tobacco vaping liquid happens to come in a variety of different blends, from the light and airy to the peppery and robust. Not all tobacco is created equal, and different blends capture the specialized subtleties that make each tobacco unique.

Best Sweet Tobacco E-Juice

When it comes to sweet tobacco e-juice, your options can be broken down into two categories.

The first category contains tobacco e-juice that overlays the tobacco flavor with artificial chocolate, caramel, vanilla, fruity or other dessert-like flavorings. We wouldn’t classify any such flavors as the best tobacco e liquid, simply because they typically use chemicals and other artificial ingredients to create the tobacco taste, the sweet taste, or both.

The second category of sweet tobacco e-juice is where you’ll find the best tobacco e-liquid, sweet or otherwise. This category contains vaping liquid created using only natural flavorings, which is exactly where Black Note fits in. Instead of concocting flavors using synthetic ingredients, Black Note uses an extensive extraction process that slowly and deliberately extracts the tobacco essence from real tobacco leaves.

The result is the best tobacco e-juice: tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. And if you’re going for the best sweet tobacco e liquid, we have a few tobacco blends that offer varying levels of sweetness.

Prelude is our sweetest tobacco e-liquid, containing golden Virginia tobacco. Made from fire-cured dark Virginia tobacco, Sonata is our Cavendish blend with a mildly sweet and nutty flavor. Solo is our menthol blend, giving you a semi-sweet minty taste created from natural menthol crystals extract from dried mint leaves.

For the best tobacco e-liquid that’s naturally sweet and remarkably delicious, Black Note is at your service.

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