Enter the Demon RDA
I love my Voopoo Drag. I love it so much that I decided to buy the dripper that Voopoo put out without really knowing much about it. I figured that Voopoo was a company that is working hard to position themselves in the market and as such they’d be careful to put out good products. So far I think that it’s safe to say I made a good choice.
I ordered my Demon RDA from Element Vape in one of my random online impulse purchases. I had been looking at a lot of different RDA’s and I almost pulled the trigger on a few of them. When I saw that the Demon was pretty cheap in comparison to the other authentic atomizers I figured it was worth the monetary risk.
Specs and Box Contents
- 24mm Diameter
- Two Post Build Deck, slightly different than a Velocity-style with a T-shaped center post
- Two 2.5mm Terminals
- Independent Ground Terminals
- Single 2.5mm Terminal Per Post
- Side Mounted Flathead Screws
- Single and Dual Coil Capabilities (There’s no way to cut off only one airflow slot, so single coil will not work well).
- 4mm Deep Juice Well
- 24K Gold Plated Deck
- PEEK Insulation
- Dual Adjustable Side Airflow with Two Airslots Per Side
- 9mm by 1mm Each Airslot
- Three Airflow Settings with Varying Degrees of Each
- 10mm Wide-Bore 810 ULTEM Drip Tip (Interchangeable with the Goon tips I had)
- Delrin 510 Spacer (For Heat Protection)
- Squonk Pin Included
- Stainless Steel Construction
- Gold-Plated 510 Connection
Along with the 24mm RDA itself there are some extras that are packed in the box as well. The Voopoo Demon comes with a set of coils, some cotton, a tiny screwdriver, two extra grub screws, and a squonk pin. Unfortunately there are no extra o-rings in the box, and I think that it would have made more sense to add four extra screws instead of just two. I’m hoping that Voopoo consideres adding more extras if they continue to make these atomizers.
According to their website the coils that come in the box are NiChrome. They don’t mention what kind of coils they included, but they look like fused claptons and I assume that’s what they are.
I initially tested the unit with the pack-in coils because I figured that’s what many users would do. The coils actually quite good and gave me some great performance. I ended up removing them to try some other builds, but they’re still usable.
If you take the top most piece out and inspect the airflow control you will notice a couple things. First of all, the inside is made to be slightly conical (even though it doesn’t look like it would be from the outside). The conical shape is alleged to create better flavor, so it’s great that Voopoo made the top cap this way.
The other thing you will notice is that the airflow control is highly customizable. There are several different settings and each one can be adjusted slightly. The airflow holes are two horizontal slits.
When you turn the airflow control you can shut off the top slit only, and you can also keep both slits open but reduce their width. Each setting has the ability to be set in-between fully opened or closed. The only thing you can’t do is shut the airflow of completely, and you can’t shut just one of the airflow slits off entirely either.
Compared to something like the Goon 1.5 the airflow on the Demon RDA is much more restricted, even in the completely open setting. I still like the way that the RDA vapes as it is, but I do think they would have done well to make the airflow slots slightly larger to accommodate those who like wide open airflow.
The outer piece of the RDA is constructed out of stainless and ultem mostly. The material does feel thinner in my hands in comparison to my Goon 1.5. This could be a con to some folks, but in the time that I’ve been using this thing I have found it perfectly acceptable. The parts that are made of ultem are the drip tip and a small base on the RDA. The base is supposed to act as a barrier between the mod and the rest of the RDA for the purpose of heat control. This does seem to work somewhat as my RDA never got hot until I put much bigger coils in it and jacked up the wattage.
Building on the Demon
I found the Demon RDA to be a breeze to build on. The fact that it is basically a velocity-style deck helped me because I didn’t have to fiddle with clamps. I was able to put the leads in and clip them at any point during the build without worrying about a coil falling out.
I did my first build on the Demon using the coils and cotton that comes with it. It didn’t take long for me to remove that cotton and rewick the unit. I wasn’t getting as good of a vape as I’m used to, so I went with my Cotton Bacon V2. Using my own cotton with the included coil turned up the flavor considerably, and I wound up using that freebie coil for quite a while. I think that the included cotton is probably fine to use, but it’s just not the style that I’m used to.
After a while of using the packed-in coils I decided to try to fit something bigger on the Demon’s deck. I had ordered some Demon Killer Alien V2 Coils so I figured that I’d try those.
I’m not an expert builder like some of the folks I’ve seen posting their builds on Instagram, but I assume that there will be some builds that you could fit into a Goon but not fit into the Demon RDA. Still, the Alien coils I’m running in the Demon now are pretty big, quite flavorful, and they’re making some considerably large clouds. Considering the fact that I only paid around $25 dollars for this RDA I feel quite satisfied with it.
Would I recommend this RDA? I suppose that I would tenatively endorse this atomizer, but I’m not as adamant about that recommendation as I was with the Voopoo Drag mod. The Demon comes in a variety of colors, and you can put your own Goon tips on it. The marbled tip shown in my pictures isn’t the tip that comes with it though; I just happened to already have that one that matches my Drag’s resin plate. The ultem tip that comes with the RDA isn’t very attractive in my opinion, it’s just a flat yellow color.
Overall I feel that the Demon does vape well, and it’s easy to build on in my opinion. Voopoo didn’t include any spare O-Rings in the box though, and that kinda sucks. Other than the lack of O-Rings and the somewhat small size of the 100% open airflow this thing is pretty solid.
Oh, and one more thing; I haven’t tried squonking with this RDA yet but when I do I wlll update this post. This atty is designed so that the hole where squonked juice comes out is located at the very top and center of the deck. I don’t know if this feature is good or bad yet, but I’ll let you know!
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