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RDA Looking for a dedicated single coil RDA.

Discussion in 'RDA' started by mse12, Nov 30, 2014.

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  1. mse12

    mse12 Full Member Verified Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    I've been running a single coil IGO-L since about 2012. I love everything about it except the size. With 22mm basically the standard now for mechanical 18650 devices the igo-l just looks wonky on them (cone shape and only about 21mm). I have tried dual coils and have been less than impressed. I'm simply looking for good/great single coil rda's. I don't want something that runs "single or dual" I only want a single coil atomizer. Everything I can find online seems to be "single or dual" or whatever. I don't want 2 or 4 holes in the top cap, even if I block them off they still leak. I want a single hole top cap. Is there anything out there for something simple that still looks uniform on a 22mm mod?
  2. ToolmanTexas

    ToolmanTexas Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 14, 2014
    T for Texas!
    I know it's not exactly what you asked for but the Magma, by design, can absolutely run single coil and completely block off the air holes on the other side that aren't being used.

    I run mine almost exclusively single coil and I've not had a single leak at all from the plugged holes (and very little from exposed hole and only if I overfill).

    The flavor is incredible, easy to build and you can get a tobeco clone for very cheap to try it out and see if you dig it.

    Just my 2c.
  3. DaveSignal

    DaveSignal Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 23, 2014
    I was just leaving a comment on another thread about the Veritas, which is definitely not one of my best rdas, but it does have a single airflow opening a deck that works perfectly with a single coil. I personally wouldn't recommend it, but many forum members here think it is great. The clones are cheap enough that it wouldn't hurt much if you wanted to give it a try.
  4. edyle

    edyle ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    This 29.6mm veritas :
    Only 1 airhole.


    The 22mm versions don't have the screw in the middle for single coil, but this 29.6mm version does.

    $11.50 Veritas Style Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer (29.6mm Version) - stainless steel at FastTech - Worldwide Free Shipping
  5. retic1959

    retic1959 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    This might be what you're looking for . Achilles Atomizer Clone / Titanium RDA / Achilles RBA
  6. wshanncap

    wshanncap Super Member Verified Member

    Oct 28, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    I used a Dripper RDA by SMOK for a while. Now SMOK has come out with the Squid. The problem is they are both small diameter decks. I like single coils too and it's hard to find a dedicated single coil that isn't tiny. I think that the Veritas (which is a good single/dual coil RDA) like DaveSignal said is probably the best bet. I have been using aluminum tape to close off one air hole on my dual coil RDAs and it works good without leaking if you clean off the inside of the cap with alcohol before you attach the tape (to the inside). :2c:
  7. edyle

    edyle ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I stuff my airhole with aluminum foil
  8. Marc411

    Marc411 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 17, 2014
    Windy City
    The Veritas is real nice and so is the Atomic. I have both and one of my Atomics is a bottom feed and it never leaves my REO. Small RDA that really produces and with the AFC you can run dual or Single.

  9. TheKiwi

    TheKiwi Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Both the zenith v2 and mephisto has single coil options. :) I also run my veritas strictly on single coils

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  10. JD1

    JD1 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Nov 20, 2010
    Since I really like my 1:1 Veritas clone from FT, I'm one of those forum members that thinks it's great lol. There's several good videos on it now if you'd like to take a look at it. A big plus in my book is that it's very leak resistant. Regardless of weather you use FT or not, I'd suggest reading through some of the reviews there, both good and bad, and watching a couple of the videos.
  11. mse12

    mse12 Full Member Verified Member

    Apr 4, 2012
    It's a shame someone doesn't make a solid 22mm single coil dripper. If I had the means to produce one myself I'd be all over it. I know I'm not alone in wanting a simple atomizer that looks as good as all the newer drippers on a 22mm mod. I'd be happy with just a 22mm igo-l deck with a tobh sleeve (single set of holes) and a chuff cap. That'd be almost perfect. Maybe I can find a blank tobh sleeve and drill my own hole, that wouldn't be perfect but it would be a start.
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  12. DaveSignal

    DaveSignal Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 23, 2014
    Well if someone made a mod that could only be used at 10 watts (not higher or lower), would you prefer that over something that can be adjusted to multiple power levels including 10 watts?

    I think most people prefer having the option of using a single coil, but more if they desire. And thats why it is hard to find a device that limits the options of coil builders.

    The 22mm Veritas has a single airflow hole, so that was exactly what you were looking for. Just because there are two negative screws doesn't mean that you have to secure your negative coil lead with both of them.... you pick the one that is easiest for you.
  13. edyle

    edyle ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    The Achilles that retic linked to would be it.
  14. Lessifer

    Lessifer Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Ok, not a dedicated single coil rda, but this one has some innovative airflow control options so you can make it a single coil. There are clones available all over, but here's a really detailed review
    The Lancia RDA Clone Review | Vaping Cheap
  15. Circa Survivor

    Circa Survivor Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 17, 2014
    Omaha, NE
    I have one of these coming in the mail today, I'll set it up and let you know how it is with it running single coil. The plugs are a neat idea, I'm just afraid I'll lose them or my cats will take them o_O
  16. wonkeypickle

    wonkeypickle Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 29, 2013
    vote goes to jd tech manta. still dual coil (i believe any atty produced these days will have options for both) but it's top air flow so no leaking out of unused air holes.
  17. Heespharm

    Heespharm Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 7, 2014
    Sat22 with cotton is amazing

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  18. DaveSignal

    DaveSignal Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 23, 2014
    I have one. Its a good RDA and has a good warm flavorful vape, but you have to be careful dripping. Its not something like a tugboat, tobh, mutation, or similar rda where you can just splash a dropper full of juice in there and it will just soak up and vape perfectly. It can leak if you don't count the drops. I don't think it is what OP is looking for.
  19. iilex

    iilex Full Member Verified Member

    Nov 12, 2014
    Orlando, FL
    Another vote for the Paradigm Magma.

    2 posts, ridiculously deep juice wells, conical design and great insulation. I'm able to get super satisfying lung hits at 16 watts at its sweet spot of 1.1 ohms. 2mm 13 wrap 28 gauge Nano coils with the wicking touching the posts and hugging the two chambers ensure you don't get any leaking or dry hits, as the width of the coil is exactly clearing the width of the milled airhole directly underneath it.

    It's my go-to for any DNA device and in my opinion the ONLY rda everyone should have. Everything else is preference since airflow is easy to achieve; flavor with efficiency is not.

    The Infinite clone of the magma is built as good, if not better at times than the authentic because of the peak insulator. For 18 bucks you can't go wrong!+

    Hope this helps.
  20. DaveSignal

    DaveSignal Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 23, 2014
    I have an authentic magma (that I don't actually use because its not one of my preferred rdas). But, regardless of my preference, it doesn't meet the criteria listed in the OP.
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