Nixon RDA by Ehpro – “I Am Not A Clone”
Ehpro brings you the Nixon RDA (rebuildable dripping atomizer). This RDA is a four post design with bottom airflow. Being formally clone manufacturers Ehpro looks set now to concentrate on offering vaper’s it’s own authentic designs. The Nixon has one very innovative feature which is a valve that is designed to cut off the airflow and prevent leaking.
Nixon RDA Features
- 22mm diameter.
- Adjustable copper contact pin.
- Available in steel, black, golden and rose golden.
- Adjustable airflow.
- Negative posts milled into deck.
- 4 post deck. Post holes are 2mm diameter.
- PEEK insulator for positive post.
- Airflow routed under the coils.
- Airflow can be cut off via a valve.
- Cooling fins incorporated into top cap.
- 6mm deep juice well.
- Uniquely serialized and not a clone.
Nixon RDA Box Contents
- 1x Nixon RDA
- 1x Stainless steel top cap/adapter and drip tip.
- 1x Delrin top cap/adapter and drip tip.
- Spare O-rings.
- Spare screws.
- 2x pre made coils.
- Japanese organic cotton pad included.
- Blue screwdriver
I found the packaging to be very good and the amount of extras included are generous. The boxes tag line reads “I am not a clone”, whether this is just so people realise that this is a authentic RDA or it’s Ehpro poking fun at themselves for the heavy cloning they have done in the past I can’t honestly say.
The Nixon is a Stylish RDA
The Nixon is a good looking RDA, personally I think it looks at it’s best with the stainless steel top cap rather than the delrin one. The logo is quite cool with the stylised logo of President Nixon and the name of the RDA is written underneath. If you examine the base it also has the individual serial number and also written underneath is “I am not a clone”.
This RDA is machined well and everything fits together properly. The top cap is a little stiff to remove but I’m happy with it being secure than easily removable.
Is the Nixon RDA easy to build?
I found building in this RDA to be extremely easy. There is ample room in there and the post holes are large enough to accommodate most typical builds. The screws are without issue and trap the wire well. In summing up there is nothing in this RDA that should challenge you and it is in my opinion newcomer friendly.
How does the Nixon RDA vape?
As a pure experiment to practice my nickel builds I decided to put a single coil in this RDA using Ni200 wire. Unlike regular Kanthal you do need to adequately space your coils and it’s important to not go over the top with the amount of cotton you wick with otherwise you will run into temperature protect warnings.
My build was with ten wraps of 26AWG (0.4mm) Ni200 wire resistance wire wrapped around a 3mm screwdriver. The final resistance came out at 0.14 Ohm.
I filled the Nixon with El Toro Cinnamon Cookie and set the Evic VT to 360F. The vape was very enjoyable. Flavour was very good and you can attribute this to the air hitting the coil from underneath very much like the Freakshow Mini.
The nice thing about the Nixon is the size of the well which is suitably deep.
Vapour production on a single coil is actually impressive and it puts out quite dense clouds.
With so many new drippers being manufactured these days many seem no longer innovative and tend to play it safe but the Nixon offers something new. In my opinion the single best feature of this RDA is the cut off valve.
Like the Kennedy Competition RDA the Nixon has two huge air tubes that rise from the deck and are open at the base so you’d assume this RDA would leak like a sieve. Well you’d assume wrong because a single small turn of the dripper locks off the airflow. It’s really nice to see something like this because it is innovative.
In dual coil mode the Nixon puts out even more vapour with increased flavour but of course it goes through juice twice as fast. My dual coil set up was using the two included pre made coils and if I remember correctly the final resistance was either 0.3 or 0.5 Ohm and it did offer both good flavour and a lot of vapour but I ripped out the coils quite quickly so I could try a nickel build in it.
Is it worth it?
I think this is a very good product and for the price it represents excellent value for money. Considering this RDA comes with both a standard stainless drip tip and adapter as well as a delrin one and includes good extras including, O-rings, screws, Japanese Cotton and a couple of pre made coils you can’t really go wrong with it.
Final Review Verdict
This is a excellent RDA that I can’t really fault. I have only one minor gripe and that is the fact the Nixon Nixon doesn’t come with a proper chuff style cap. I feel if perhaps one of the included drip tips was wider bore or chuff style it would benefit this product greatly and certainly appeal to the competition inclined cloud chasers.
For once I’m not going not actually going to fault this RDA for being a dual coil only set up because unlike a lot of dual coil drippers this one still gives a very good vape when using a single coil build.
I have tried a couple of Ehpro’s original RDA’s lately and have found that they always seem to fall short in some area but with the Nixon I think they’ve definitely created a really good product that has a great deal of appeal.
- Deep well.
- Seems to perform well enough with a single coil build despite it being designed for dual.
- Decent flavour.
- Great vapour production.
- Much better screws than other Ehpro products I have tried.
- Decent extras.
- Cut off valve is a excellent feature.
- Top cap is kind of a stiff fit but at least it is secure.
- Bottom airflow so make sure you have a mod that allows for the air to reach underneath.
- A chuff cap option would be nice.