What is a Rebuildable Atomizer?
A rebuildable atomizer is a system that allows the ability to rebuild its resistance coil.
After the first grip of your electronic cigarette and various testing of “clearomizers” and “sub-ohm” tanks, you may have noticed that the atomizer contains a consumable coil that is discarded once it has been used up. These are cartridges that are not designed for reuse or custom coil building.
You may want to experience other sensations and why not have a system that allows you to build your own resistance coil? The rebuildable clearomizer or rebuildable atomizer are all alternative rebuildable atomizers.
We know the removable and replaceable resistors where you can easily unscrew the old cartridge and replace it with a new one, for example, a Sub Tank like the Atlantis, Nautilus. It is also possible to build, by its own means, this “same resistance” and put back into service. But the resistance wire on clearomizers are often very small and difficult to handle, that’s why there are technically more accessible systems called “rebuildable atomizers”.
With a diameter of about 24mm (and with a screw pitch 510), it is the size standards most often used the reconstructible atomizer that allow it to be compatible on a Mod, electronic or mechanical.
A rebuildable atomizer is just that, it allows you to build your own coils. By building your own coils you can customize things like the ohms and number of coils. These two main factors will determine the type of vape experience as far as flavor and vapor production.
There are two main types of rebuildables. These are RTAs and RDAs. We will talk about them and their distinguishing factors as we progress.
Rebuildable Atomizer Parts
Here are some essential parts that are on every rebuildable atomizer. These allow the proper functioning of a rebuildable atomizer.
A quick rundown of all the rebuildable atomizer parts from the bottom up:
6.Tank (Only on Tank Atomizers)
The Atomizer Build Deck
Some vapers like to call this the atomizer base or atomizer tray.
The build deck is the most important part, it is the part.
The connector type 510 threading is the part for screwing in to your vape mod or box. This allows the battery power to travel from your mod to the atomizer base.
On the atomizer base of the reconstructible are two poles can be distinguished, one positive and the other negative, they serve to fix your resistance coil on the reconstructible base by using 2 or more screws.
Info: There are atomizer decks with 3 or 4 posts that allow more coils to be screwed down to the base.
The airflow valves are placed on the base of the rebuildable atomizer. The Airflow are small channels through which air enters the rebuildable atomizer, most of which can be adjusted by means of a rotating ring. These airflow channels serve to:
·Cool the resistance coil
·Help feed e-liquid to the coil
·Promote an airapor mixture
The atomizer chamber is the atomizer part that fits over the base or build deck. This is the place in which the vaporization of the e-liquid takes place. E-liquid is drawn by the wicks and comes in contact with the resistance coil before turning into vapor.
Found on RTAs (Rebuildable Tank Atomizers).
With a capacity of between 2 and 7ml, it gradually allows the e-liquid to feed to the wicks.
The top cap is the top of the tank. Simple to screw and unscrew for refilling of the tank’s e-liquid, it has a connector type 510 or 810 to insert a drip tip.
We then talk about atomizer dripper.
As mentioned earlier there are two main types of atomizer units that can be purchased. These atomizers are the RDA which stands for “Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer”, and RTA which is a “Rebuildable Tank Atomizer”.
Rebuildable Tank Atomizer
Just like a clearomizer, it has a wick (cotton or fiber: see wick part) that absorbs the e-liquid from the tank before bringing it to the resistance wire or coil. In addition to the vacuum system, each wick has a certain capillarity that sucks the e-liquid. Once the wick is saturated, the e-liquid is vaporized into vapor when in contact with the coil, and power is applied.
·Pyrex: it resists corrosion and keeps no taste after cleaning.
·PMMA (plastic): stronger than Pyrex, it is transparent but can keep a residual taste after cleaning.
·Metal: the most resistance of all, its disadvantage is to be opaque, we do not see the amount of e-liquid.
We recognize 3 large families of fixtures that can be explained in part by the type of wick used:
·Montage Mesh: the wick takes the form of a steel fabric called Mesh, we are talking about montage Genesis.
·Silica fiber: resembling a white cord, this assembly uses a tightened weaving patterns.
·Top coil: This means that the assembly is carried out on the high part of the atomizer, above the tank.
·Bottom Coil: The mount is located on the bottom of the rebuildable atomizer, under the tank.
An atomizer tank dripper can be dripped on and thus explains the most important utility of the operation of the atomizer dripper!
The only “reservoir” found on a dripper atomizer is the few drops of e-liquid that is deposited on the wicks, so as to soak them before they evaporate in contact with the heating resistor ( resistive wire).
Benefits of the dripper
The Dripper atomizer is also widely used to produce big clouds and experience Power Vaping!
The rebuildable atomizer Tank type is the most widespread. Thanks to its reserve capacity in e-liquid, it does not require regular recharging as its cousin, the atomizer Dripper.
To rebuild the resistance coil of a rebuildable atomizer, a heating part is called a resistive wire. This thread allows the e-liquid on the wick to evaporate. Resistive wire
Kanthal A1 – 0.2mm = approx. 45 Ω / m
Stainless steel 316L – 0.15mm = approx. 43.5 Ω / m
Some Boxes offer temperature control, that is to say, that one can limit the heating in ° C of its resistance (between 100 ° C and 300 ° C).
Nickel ni200The non-resistive wire (nickel or Ni200) can be considered as a simple junction, it is not intended to heat, it is rarely used! The non-resistive wire conducts the current to the limit of the resistive wire (on some rebuildable atomizers) to avoid hot spots.
As seen previously, the Ni200 is since early 2015 used as a resistive wire since this alloy allows temperature control on the Box.
The wick is the part of the rebuildable atomizer that provides power to the resistor. It absorbs the e-liquid and allows it to evaporate when it is placed between the turns of the resistive wire. Choosing a wick at your convenience and agreeing to your rebuildable clearomizer is difficult, you usually have to test several to find it. The heat resistance and the right capillarity are crucial points to help you choose.
Very popular nowadays, cotton is a very effective wick.
Cellulose fiber (initiated by Fiber Freaks) is an alternative to cotton which, since its release, has managed to win the hearts of vapers. With an appearance close to cotton, its capillarity, strength, and maneuverability is improved compared to cotton.
Widely used at the beginning of rebuildable atomizers, today it marks a certain withdrawal in favor of cotton.
Mesh for resistance The mesh is stainless steel type 316L stainless steel fabric, usually offered in sheets (A4 – A5 or A6 …), it is renowned for its high capillarity and robustness.
We will talk about a Genesis type of editing when we decide to build a “wick” in Mesh. Briefly, a Genesis assembly consists in winding the Mesh on itself to form a tight tube of stainless steel. To give you an idea, it takes about 9cm in length (about 4-5cm wide) Mesh # 200 to make your wick which will be between 2 and 3mm in diameter. The oxidation of the Mesh torch is also an important step following the editing that is desired.
For reasons of practicality and ease in the construction of resistors on a rebuildable atomizer, we recommend the following equipment:
·Precision scissors: to cut fiber, cotton.
·Ohmmeter support: to test the value of your resistors before putting it on your Mod and locate a short circuit.
·A blowtorch: to oxidize the Mesh.
·A lighter: to heat and stabilize the resistive wire.
·A ceramic head clamp: to tighten the turns of a micro-coil.
·Stainless steel rod for micro coil: to make a micro coil according to the desired diameter.
·Coiler: tool to make a micro coil with tight turns.
·Support: useful in order to position the base (tray) of its reconstructible clearomiser in a fixed way to work.