RDTAs vs RTAs and RDAs....and the GV Eagle RTA

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  1. nadalama

    nadalama Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Do any of you who use all three types of atties ever notice that you have more popping and just general noise from RDTAs vs. the other two types?

    I have a Flave RTA, a NaRTA, and now this Hussar RDTA, all of which wick like RDTAs, and they all pop.

    The popping isn't necessarily accompanied by a lot of hot juice, so they aren't really spitting, they're just noisy enough to be aggravating.

    And while I'm asking questions, this Geekvape Eagle I got a few weeks back: When I pick it up after it sits a while, especially if I don't use it for a day or so, when I first try to fire it, it hesitates for a good few seconds and then lets out a pop that makes everybody in the house about jump out of their skin. Scares the dog half to death, she comes over to see if I'm alright. The Eagle has a GV stock single coil in it, just like it came from the factory. It's a great vape except for that noise, so I really don't want to disturb it. That being the case, I guess I'll just put up with an occasional explosion, unless someone knows some magic that will fix it.
     
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    Jinx'd Platinum Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I have gotten some loud pops now&then. happens when the coil/s are really wet..
     
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    to add it is this combined with the ramp up and heating of the wire that causes the pops.

    the popping is either a sign of over saturation or the speed of your wicking which is not a bad thing unless your getting pops of hot juice.

    for me it happens when my coils had just a hair under the needed cotton for proper coil expansion. not enough to cause hot spots but not enough to sustain a even contact with the surface area. so you have spots of juiced cotton an some spots of air those two allow for the popping.

    you should hear an even sizzle sound if done right. at least in my experience
     
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    I haven't really noticed it no. And I don't typically get a lot of popping regardless or that gurgling sizzling that sounds like someone's at the end of their slurpee lol. I still use my avocado rdta from time to time but honestly it doesn't thrill me. Not sure if all rdta's suffer the issue but the posts will only take wire so small. So they don't have to be monster coils but need to have a little something to them for the post screws to grab ahold of.

    Running dual coils either thicker 24ga simple round wire or multicore in smaller gauges the center post gets stupid fucking hot. Like there's so much resistance in that long center pin traveling up through the tank on bottom that it can't take it, even around 60-70w. The glass gets hot as hell, the juice cooks and visibly darkens as it's vaped down. Too hot to touch most of the time. Traditional rda's and rta's have a relatively short 510 pin, half the length or less vs the rdta. The base of my other tanks or rda's don't heat up that much.
     
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    I appreciate your responses! When I first built the Flave the popping was much worse. I think initially I just put a 24ga Ni80 round wire coil in it, so I took that out and replaced it with a staged coil. That did improve things. It actually was spitting before, and now it's just popping and crackling.

    Actually believe all three of them at this point are wicked with rayon, so I will replace that with a good bit of cotton and see what happens. Maybe I've had enough shrinking on that rayon that it's pulled too far from the coils.

    @Synphul I have Avocado and Serpent RDTAs that I do not use because they don't thrill me, either. At least the flavor on the three that I've mentioned in this thread have very good flavor. The Avocado and Serpent are decidedly meh.
     
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    ya know, now that I think about it. since using rayon, I don't get the popping anymore. I have been thinking about going back to cotton just to see what happens. I was very new when I was using it, and my style/experience:cough cough: may have changed.
     
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    Grandpa Bronze Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    I get some of the loud popping on single coil rta's like my Zeus and my Aromamizer Supremes with the single coil decks. Usually means I need to cut back on the watts and that quiets them down.
     

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