Dear Summit – Common E-Cig Questions & Answers

After a week off, I can’t wait to get back to answering questions from you vape fans! This week we have a few different questions, great to help the new vaper learn more along their vaping journey. Let’s get to it…


How do I know what coils will work with my tank?

If you are not sure what replacement coils you will need, I have a couple of suggestions that you could use to find them.

First, if you look up the tank you are currently using at www.mtbakervapor.com you will find a link for the replacement coils that match that tank. As an example, check out the product description of our Aspire Nautilus Mini:

Second, if you’re unsure of what type of tank you’re using, or are unable to find your tank on our site, contact our customer service via phone, live chat on our website, or email at support@mtbakervapor.com and we’ll be happy to help you find just the right coil for you.

What is the difference between an RBA, RDA & RTA?

RBA stands for Rebuildable Atomizer, meaning you can build your own coils on this device.

RDA stands for Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer which is an RBA that has an area that offers a bit of space for e-juice with the coils you have built, but need continuous dripping of e-juice.

RTA stands for Rebuildable Tank Atomizer which is also an RBA but this has a tank so you can hold more e-juice with the coils you have built.

What is the difference between a regulated and an unregulated mod?

Regulated mods offer a computerized chip that provides safety features like overheat protection for your battery. These types of mods allow vapers to experience variable wattage without having to understand the depths of battery safety. The mod itself is designed to work only with certain build allowances that are safe with that battery.

Unregulated or Mechanical mods do not offer these safety features. Meaning, if you’re considering utilizing an unregulated mod, it is incredibly important that you understand battery safety at a relatively high level. You will need to know which builds and batteries are safe to use together, and which batteries are safe to use for this purpose.

I’m happy with my current vape set-up but I keep reading about the newest, latest, and greatest hardware. How do I know when it’s time to upgrade?

The amazing thing about vaping, that can be awesome and overwhelming at the same time, is all the options currently available. With so many choices you can find the set-up that works best for you personally, but also feel overwhelmed during the process of finding that set-up. My personal stance is if you started vaping to quit smoking and you are enjoying your vape experience and not smoking, then what you have is what you need. However, if there are things that you’re wanting but not getting with your current set up, then it’s time to try something new. The main three reasons to upgrade would be if accessories like coils are no longer sold for your device (it’s outdated, time for new), if you’re using a plastic tank and want to vape flavors that could crack your tank, or if there is something you want to experience that you’re not with your current set up.

Those are all our questions for this week. Thank you to everyone who submitted their questions. For our newest members of the vaping community, welcome! Please leave a comment with any questions you may have regarding vaping or Mt. Baker Vapor. For your experts out there, be sure to leave a comment with your experiences as well.

Tim Mechling

Tim is Mt Baker Vapor's resident creative weirdo. He writes, composes music, draws, designs, produces podcasts, investigates, and blows the trumpet for the Common Man.

  • Chuck says:

    Re: time to upgrade your hardware.
    Keep in mind, too, [1] the “neat-o” factor, also known as the “way cool” factor–our inner teenager seeking transcendental coolness.
    Then there’s [2] the geek factor, found in those who revel in acronyms (RBA/RDA/RTA) and calculations (volt/ohm/watt).
    And let’s not forget [3] the gender factor, rooted in the ancient philosophical axiom “Men do like their toys.”
    Each of these factors will influence a given individual to a different extent.
    In my case, the decision to go from an eGo-style e-cig to an Innokin iTaste MVP V2.0 was almost entirely factor 1 (inner teenager–at age 70!): I just HAD to have one of those box things.
    But there was also [4] the economic factor–the fab-o starter kit goes for an affordable $36 at MtB, whereas the brand-new MVP V3.0 is out of my price range.
    Not to worry: the MVP V2.0 still makes me the coolest dude in the nursing home!

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