Last Updated on March 27, 2017 by Team Spinfuel
Ammit RTA By Geek Vape
Ammit (or Ammut) was a female dragon in ancient Egyptian religion with a body that was part lion, hippopotamus and crocodile – the three largest man-eating animals known to Egyptians. How that translates to a 21st century RTA has me scratching my head but nonetheless it’s a damn cool name! Putting the dictionary aside, the Geek Vape Ammit RTA is coming to market at a time with plenty of single coil RTA competition. What sets the Ammit apart? Grab a vape and let’s find out together.
The Geek Vape Ammit RTA ($23.95 at Element Vape) measures 22mm around the base and increases to 23mm the rest of the way up, giving it an hourglass look while increasing eJuice capacity to 3.5ml. The design is reminiscent of other Geek Vape atomizers like the Griffin line of RTA’s and certain cues from others. The Ammit RTA is available in Black and Stainless Steel and looks great on small or large devices (I’ve been using the Joyetech Cuboid 200 Box Mod mainly). While the aesthetic might resemble other Geek Vape products, the differentiator in this case is the unique but extremely effective build deck and airflow system.
The Geek Vape Ammit RTA’s build deck is truly something special. Not only is the design and implementation of the different airflow channels impressive but installing a coil and wicking has never been so easy. The single coil build deck gives you 16.6mm of total build space that’s geared for single coil configuration only. The square positive/negative posts are thick and well machined with a single 2.4mm post hole on each one. The flathead Philips head screws are almost 3mm thick and provide more than enough vertical tension for any sized coils (there’s extra screws included in the parts bag). I cranked down my leads aggressively for the several builds I installed in the Ammit with no loosening issues whatsoever. From outside post to post is about 11mm so fitting a huge coil with a lot of wraps is not impossible but you’ll need to do some coil pinching. I comfortably fit a 3.5mm ID Fused Clapton coil with 7-wraps and had very little room to spare so you can still fit a large build in it. Make sure to clip the leads completely flush against the back of the posts after installation. If a minuscule piece is left, the tank section won’t fit over the build deck (I know this is common sense but I found out the hard way).
The Three-Dimensional (3D) Airflow System consists of dual adjustable 12mm x 2mm bottom airflow slots that feed air up through two different avenues. The first route is directly underneath your coil through two 4mm x 1.5mm oval slots resembling the same airflow as the Digiflavor Pharaoh RDTA. The second route (Geek Vape calls it the side-blow structure) is aimed at the side of your coil through three 1.4mm airflow holes positioned on a slanted surface. Does the extra set of airflow and direction its positioned make a big difference? That’s an absolute yes and it’s substantial! The airflow control ring has some familiar knurls that Geek Vape incorporates on all their RTA’s that makes adjusting it easy. It clicks into place and stops in the open/closed positions. Even with the airflow wide open, the air provided is very smooth with just the right amount of restrictiveness. After 3 days of using the same cotton and many relentless vape sessions, I noticed some sweating around the airflow ring but thankfully no leaking. Condensation is very minimal and was never excessive through the few weeks I used the Ammit RTA.
The Geek Vape Ammit RTA utilizes a top-fill system with two large kidney slots to fill the 3.5ml capacity. After double checking, I fit just a hair over 3ml not counting soaking the cotton beforehand. But at least 3ml is better than 2ml on other compact 22mm atomizers. Unscrewing the top cap becomes quite the challenge since there’s no knurling at all so I only tightened the top cap enough to make removing it later easier. Disassembling and reassembling the Ammit also is tough at times since all the surfaces (besides the airflow control ring) are extremely slick. Grabbing a set of ceramic tweezers or something you can grip into the kidney holes makes the whole process much quicker. Another good thing to note is you can flip the Ammit upside down and unscrew the base giving you access to your build deck without having to empty the tank out; a huge benefit for checking your coil or the life of your cotton.
The Geek Vape Ammit RTA has adjustable juice flow control to allow how much eJuice you want flowing to your cotton. The two large inlets are fed by a single 2.5mm hole that your cotton lays on top of. Adjusting the juice flow can be done with the Ammit attached to a mod and simply turning the tank section which is very smooth by the way. If your preference is high VG liquid (80-100% VG), you don’t need much cotton at all to get the Ammit to wick correctly. I was having some issues with the cotton staying saturated but once I cut my cotton way shorter so it barely touches the juice hole, the problem was solved. You’ll notice some bubbles like to linger in the juice inlets but this was common and didn’t affect the wicking process.
The 12.5mm Delrin drip tip is 510 compatible and is held in place very snug by dual O-rings. I had no problems using the stock drip tip and it never got overly hot. The high-temp Silica glass also did a great job with staying nice and cool no matter how much wattage or pulls I threw at it (an extra glass section is included in the box). The Gold-plated 510 pin is adjustable meaning you can safety use the Ammit RTA on a Hybrid Mechanical Mod (when adjusted properly of course).
Included in the box are two Clapton coils (7-wrap 3mm ID) that when installed read right at 0.54Ω. I’ve had great experiences with Geek Vapes coils and I’ve ordered their premade spools of exotic wire many times. The stock coils produced a dense warm vapor but I wanted to throw some SS316L coils at the Ammit and see what it can do in TC Mode. I installed a SS316L Clapton that read 0.38Ω and at only 50W and 450°F, the flavor was close to perfection! The clouds that I was blowing were astonishing. But going back to the flavor, it’s one of the best, if not the best, flavor I’ve received from an RTA (single coil or not). It depends on your build, wattage, device and many other variables but overall between TC and Wattage Modes, the Ammit RTA is the best flavor RTA yet! Honestly, I’m not over exaggerating and for only $23.95 at Element Vape, this will be a product I’ll own more than one of.
Even though wicking is extremely easy, I still had somewhat of an issue the first couple times I tried. I tend to overload my RDA/RTA’s with tons of cotton to prevent leaking. I would exchange a dry hit here or there instead of dealing with eJuice making a mess. The first two times wicking it, I was getting massive dry hits with inefficient wicking from the start. The bubbles that we want to see were present in the juice flow inlets but not moving so I went back to the drawing board. Once I threaded my cotton through the coil, I line my scissors up with the side of the build deck and clip about a millimeter or two more. Make sure to fan out (or thin) your cotton ends which makes a huge difference with saturation. Simply lay the cotton onto the juice flow hole very loosely. Make sure the cotton isn’t blocking the wicking hole and you won’t have any dry hits or problems with wicking. Learn from my mistake and know that a little bit of cotton goes a long way.
Final Grade – A
“The Geek Vape Ammit RTA is hands down my favorite single coil RTA to date! I’m really impressed with how smooth the airflow is and the amount of flavor it can produce is amazing. Installing your coils has never been easier and wicking is very straightforward (if you don’t do what I did). I highly recommend the Geek Vape Ammit RTA for not only flavor but cloud chasers alike!”
Ammit 22 RTA by Geek Vape Features:
- 22mm Diameter
- 3.5mL Juice Reservoir
- Superior Stainless Steel Construction
- High-Temp Resistant Silica Glass Reinforcement
- Enlarged Build Deck
- Innovative Two-Post Design – Single Coil Configurations
- Single Terminal Per Post
- Vertically Secured via Flathead Phillips Screws
- PEEK Insulator
- Efficient Wicking System
- Unique 3-Dimensional Airflow System
- Adjustable Dual Exterior Airflow
- Dual Internal Central Air Tubes
- Slanted Triple Internal Airslots
- Convenient Threaded Top-Fill Method
- 10mm Delrin Straight Bore
- Adjustable Gold-Plated 510 Contact Pin