Advanced TASERŪ Manual
WARNING: READ THIS BEFORE
The ADVANCED TASERŪ is a less-lethal
weapon. It is designed to incapacitate a target from a safe distance without
causing death or permanent injury. While the medical evidence strongly supports
that the ADVANCED TASERŪ will not cause lasting after effect or fatality, it
is important to remember that the very nature of physical confrontation involves
a degree of risk that someone will get hurt or may even be killed due to unforeseen
circumstances and individual susceptibilities. Accordingly, the ADVANCED TASERŪ
should be treated as a serious weapon and should only be deployed in situations
where the alternative would be to use other force measures which carry similar
or higher degrees of risk.
- NEVER POINT THE ADVANCED TASERŪ
AT ANOTHER PERSON UNLESS INTENDING TO USE.
- NEVER AIM THE ADVANCED TASERŪ AT
THE EYES OR FACE.
- KEEP THE ADVANCED TASERŪ OUT OF
THE REACH OF CHILDREN.
- ALWAYS REPLACE LOW BATTERIES.
- IN ORDER TO EXTEND THE WEAPON
LIFE, AVOID DROPPING UNIT.
- KEEP HANDS AWAY FROM THE FRONT
OF THE UNIT AT ALL TIMES UNLESS THE SAFETY SLIDE IS FORWARD AND THE ADVANCED
TASERŪ IS DEACTIVATED.
- NEVER TILT THE ADVANCED TASERŪ
WHEN FIRING (unless you are firing at a target laying on his side).
- IF GOING ON AN AIRPLANE, YOU MUST
PUT THE ADVANCED TASERŪ IN YOUR CHECKED LUGGAGE, IT CANNOT BE CARRIED ON BOARD.
- ALWAYS REPLACE AIR CARTRIDGES
BY THE EXPIRATION DATE PRINTED ON EACH AIR CARTRIDGE.
- DO NOT FIRE THE ADVANCED TASERŪ
NEAR FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS AND FUMES. THE ADVANCED TASERŪ CAN IGNITE GASOLINE OR
OTHER FLAMMABLES. SOME SELF-DEFENSE SPRAYS ARE FLAMMABLE AND WOULD BE EXTREMELY
DANGEROUS TO USE IN CONJUNCTION WITH ADVANCED TASERŪ.
- THE ADVANCED TASERŪ CAUSES TEMPORARY
PARALYSIS. THIS PARALYSIS CAN BE DANGEROUS AND EVEN FATAL UNDER SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCES.
FOR EXAMPLE, SOMEONE TASERŪED IN A SWIMMING POOL WOULD PROBABLY DROWN AS THEY
COULD NOT SWIM OR SUPPORT THEMSELVES. DUE TO POTENTIAL DANGERS, ONLY USE THE
ADVANCED TASERŪ WHEN ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO PROTECT YOUR LIFE.
- ALWAYS MAKE CERTAIN YOUR SAFETY
SLIDE IS IN THE LOCKED POSITION WHENEVER YOUR ADVANCED TASERŪ IS LOADED AND
NOT INTENDED FOR IMMEDIATE USE.
- WHEN CARRYING THE ADVANCED TASERŪ,
STORE IT IN AN ENCLOSED CONTAINER FREE FROM OTHER ITEMS WHICH MAY INTERFERE
WITH OR UNLOCK THE SAFETY.
- IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU CARRY
THE ADVANCED TASERŪ ONLY IN A CERTIFIED HOLSTER OR CARRYING CASE. CONTACT THE
COMPANY FOR DETAILS ON HOLSTERING ACCESSORIES.
WHAT IS THE ADVANCED
The ADVANCED TASERŪ is a conducted
energy weapon that utilizes compressed nitrogen to shoot two small probes up
to 15 or 21 feet (21 foot cartridges sold to law enforcement agencies only).
These probes are connected to the weapon by high-voltage insulated wire. When
the probes make contact with the target, the ADVANCED TASERŪ transmits powerful
electrical pulses along the wires and into the body of the target through up
to two inches of clothing.
The ADVANCED TASERŪ is the third generation
of TASERŪ technology conducted energy weapons. Conducted energy weapons use
electrical energy to effect the signaling mechanisms used by the human body
to communicate. This electrical output simply "jams" the communication system
of the body. The ADVANCED TASERŪ sends a series of electrical signals called
TASERŪ Waves or T-WavesTM quite similar to those used by the brain to communicate
with the body. Much like radio jamming, the T-Waves overpower the normal electrical
signals within the body's nerve fibers. The human target instantly loses control
of his body and cannot perform coordinated action, falling to the ground.
DISRUPTION (EMD) vs. STUN TECHNOLOGY
There are two categories of conducted
energy weapons: Stun weapons and Electro-Muscular Disruption Weapons.
The original, first generation TASERŪ
was introduced in 1974. This system used a 7 Watt TASERŪ-wave discharge to stun
the target. Stun technology weapons operate in a 7-14 Watt range and interfere
with the communication signals within the sensory nervous system of the target,
Hence, they create a stun effect by overwhelming the nervous system with electrical
interference. The brain, over-stimulated by the electrical energy, is stunned
and the target is usually immobilized. These 7 Watt systems have an effectiveness
rating of approximately 86%. TASER International introduced the second generation
of TASERŪ technology with a 7 Watt output in 1995: the AIR TASERŪ 34000 series.
The 2nd generation 34000 series improved on the 1st generation 21 by reducing
the size and weight by over 50%, adding battery level indicators, and adding
an automatic discharge timer. For more information on the 34000 series, contact
your TASER International dealer.
DISRUPTION (EMD) WEAPONS
In 1999, TASER International introduced
the 3rd generation of TASER technology with the ADVANCED TASERŪ. Unlike the earlier
7-Watt stun systems, the ADVANCED TASERŪ operates at over 14 Watts with a newly
developed TASERŪ-wave output. These higher-powered systems not only stun the
target; they directly control the muscles, causing an uncontrollable contraction.
Hence, conducted energy weapons with power output greater than 14 watts are
designated as Electro-Muscular Disruption (EMD) weapons due to the fact that
they directly control the skeletal muscles. This EMD effect causes an uncontrollable
contraction of the muscle tissue, allowing the M-Series to physically debilitate
a target regardless of pain tolerance or mental focus.
Prior to the launch of the M-Series,
over 60 elite volunteers from SWAT teams, military Special Forces, and police
agencies were hit with the ADVANCED TASERŪ M-26 (26-Watt system) with a 100%
incapacitation rate. Each individual was immobilized in less than 1/2 second.
The ADVANCED 21 are the first less-lethal weapons that can stop these focused,
goal oriented individuals. All 3 generations of TASERŪ technology operate at
approximately 50,000 volts. However, the output power measured in watts is significantly
different. The voltage may seem high, however, the ADVANCED TASERŪ's output is
well below a potentially dangerous level. Studies have shown there are no long-term
effects from being shot by TASERŪ technology. A study performed at the University
of Southern California Medical Center concluded that in addition to its non-lethality,
the TASERŪ leaves 0% long-term injuries. (This test was conducted on the 7 Watt
Field studies of TASERŪ technology
have shown these less-lethal weapons can significantly reduce injuries to both
suspects and officers. A leading field study of 7 Watt TASERŪ Technology at the
Los Angeles Police Department found TASERŪ technology had the lowest rate of
injuries to both officers and suspects compared to all other force options studied.
More information on this data available at http://www.home.earthlink.net/~gregmeyer/injury.html.
Studies on over 70 human test volunteers of the ADVANCED TASERŪ supported that
the injury rate remains at 0% long term effects even at the full 26 Watt output.
ADVANCED TASERŪ'S FEATURES
Battery Check System:
When the Safety is activated, the
ADVANCED TASERŪ's Intelligent Electronics System automatically checks the battery
to ensure it is fully charged (be careful not to touch the trigger with the
safety back as the unit is armed). If the battery is charged, you will see a
red flash or "heartbeat" indicating that the battery is good and that the unit
is "alive" and ready to fire. If the heartbeat light does not show, and the
light is steady, the ADVANCED TASERŪ will have enough energy to fire if you are
in an emergency, but you should replace the battery as soon as possible. The
battery check system is calibrated for EnergizerŪ brand alkaline batteries.
The battery indicator will not function properly with rechargeables or other
When the ADVANCED TASERŪ is fired,
its Intelligent Electronics System fires the T-Waves for 5 seconds. The number
one reported reason for failure in the 1st generation TASERŪ system was that
officers would release the trigger switch (which stopped the power on the 1st
generation system). Thus, the officer would mistakenly release power too quickly,
before the target was immobilized. In the ADVANCED TASERŪ, the unit runs automatically
for 5 seconds to eliminate this issue. The operator can turn the unit off at
any time by simply switching the safety back to the safe position.
The ADVANCED TASERŪ M26* and M18L models
come standard with a built-in laser. This laser will activate automatically
when the safety is armed. The M18 model does not include the laser.
In addition to providing the most
effective takedown power available, the ADVANCED TASERŪ M26* provides revolutionary
weapon management technology. The M26* has a data port located on the back of
the unit. Every time the M26* is fired, it stores the time and date when it was
fired. This data protects officers from claims of excessive use of force by
providing complete and accurate documentation of the time and date for each
firing. The M26* also provides law enforcement with a powerful management tool
to track usage patterns and prevent misuse. Data downloads to any WindowsŪ 95/98
compatible computer (special adapter cable required). For more information on
Data port download software and cables, contact your local dealer. The dataport
is not available on the M18 or M18L.
Every time an Air Cartridge is fired,
up to 40 small confetti-like ID tags called AFIDs are ejected. Each AFID is
printed with the serial number of the cartridge fired, allowing departments
to determine which officer fired the cartridge.
HOW TO PREPARE THE UNIT:
INSTALLING THE BATTERIES
The ADVANCED TASERŪ runs on 8 standard
AA alkaline battery. (The EnergizerŪ battery is strongly suggested based upon
testing). Before installing the batteries, make sure the safety is in the SAFE
position and that the ADVANCED TASERŪ is unloaded (i.e. no cartridge is installed).
PICTURE: SAFETY AND UNLOADED
To load the batteries, simply depress
the battery cover lock pin with a handcuff key or pen and slide the battery
cover forward, out of the handle. Remove the battery magazine from the handle.
Load battery magazine: The battery
magazine has a special design with springs at both ends. This provides better
battery performance. To load the batteries, follow the picture inside the magazine
bays for orientation. First, load the ends of the batteries towards the springs
as shown below forming a "V", then push the two batteries together
After loading 8 AA batteries in the
magazine, reinsert the magazine such that the contacts on the top of the magazine
are aligned with the contacts inside the unit. The magazine will not load fully
into place unless inserted correctly. Finally, while holding the magazine in
place with your thumb, slide the cover back in place. You will have to depress
the cover lock again to allow the cover to slide over it. Once the battery is
in place, you can test to make sure it is in correctly by activating the battery
checker. WARNING: AS SOON AS THE SAFETY IS ARMED, THE UNIT IS LIVE, SO BE CAREFUL.
DO NOT PUSH THE TRIGGER SWITCH UNTIL YOU HAVE READ FURTHER. To activate the
battery checker (make sure it is pointing in a safe direction -- away from people),
simply flip up the safety. If the battery is in place correctly, you will see
a flashing red heartbeat light on the back of the unit above the dataport.
HOW TO HOLD THE ADVANCED
1. Always keep your fingers away
from the front of the unit unless the safety is locked down in the safe position
and the flashing heartbeat light is out. Never put your fingers on the shaded
area shown in the illustration and never try to remove an Air Cartridge unless
the Safety is in the locked position. This area will emit T-Waves whenever the
unit is firing, so do not touch this area or you could get stunned. ALWAYS HAVE
THE SAFETY LOCKED DOWN IN THE SAFE POSITION BEFORE REMOVING AIR CARTRIDGES OR
TOUCHING A LOADED AIR CARTRIDGE.
2. Next, test fire the unit WITHOUT
the Air Cartridge in place. Make sure the unit is unloaded. If the unit is not
loaded with an Air Cartridge, it will function as a "Stun Gun." To demonstrate
the Stun Gun feature:
A. Hold the unit with fingers away
from the front area.
B. Flip up the safety to the armed
position. Before pressing the Trigger Switch, remember the unit will fire for
5 seconds automatically unless you flip the safety down to turn it off.
C. Press the Trigger Switch.
D. Flip down the safety to turn the
ADVANCED TASERŪ off. Once the unit has fired for a second or two, we suggest
you flip the safety down to the off position. Do not allow the unit to go through
the entire timing cycle as this will deplete the batteries unnecessarily.
LOADING THE AIR CARTRIDGES
AS SOON AS THE ADVANCED TASERŪ
IS LOADED WITH AN AIR CARTRIDGE, IT WILL FIRE AT THE TOUCH OF THE TRIGGER SWITCH
IF THE SAFETY IS UP. TREAT IT VERY CAREFULLY. DO NOT POINT AT PEOPLE UNLESS
INTENDING TO FIRE. The Air Cartridges are very easy to load and unload.
To load, simply take an Air Cartridge and snap it into the front of the unit.
The photograph below shows the AIR TASERŪ model 34000 being loaded with an AIR
CARTRIDGE -- the ADVANCED TASERŪ loads the same way.
The Air Cartridge has been specifically
designed so there is no "up" or "down" position - enabling you to quickly reload
it in a stressful situation without worrying about putting it in upside down.
Hold the ADVANCED TASERŪ evenly, so the top surface is level and parallel to
the ground. Do not tilt the unit as this could cause the bottom probe to miss
the target. The bottom probe is aimed slightly downward, and if you turn the
ADVANCED TASERŪ at an angle, the bottom probe will not fire downward but will
fire off to the side resulting in a miss.
To unload the Air Cartridge, first
make sure the Safety is down in the safe, locked position. If you touch the
Air Cartridge while the unit is firing, you will be zapped by the stun gun on
the front. Once you have pushed the Safety down, simply squeeze on the two round
release buttons on the side of the Air Cartridge and pull it out. You can now
reload with another Air Cartridge. It's that simple. The probes, the compressed
air, and the TASERŪ wire are all contained in the Air Cartridge -- all you have
to change is the Air Cartridge to be ready to shoot again! NEVER ATTEMPT
TO OPEN AN AIR CARTRIDGE PRIOR TO FIRING -- THEY ARE DESIGNED TO BE FIRED BY
THE POWER HANDLE ONLY AND TAMPERING WITH A LIVE AIR CARTRIDGE COULD CAUSE IT
TO FIRE OR MALFUNCTION.
1. Set up the target in a location
where there are no hard objects. Set up a practice target on a cardboard, corkboard
or dry wall area or use a firing range. Make sure there are no metal objects
behind the target or right around it that could cause a ricochet.
2. Learn to judge 21 feet. It is
much farther than most of us imagine. Get a tape measure and measure out 21
feet from the target. In most rooms, you will not be able to get that far away.
This is more than enough distance to keep an attacker well away from you. However,
know your limits and never fire the ADVANCED TASERŪ at a target more than 21
feet away. The optimum range for the ADVANCED TASERŪ is 7 - 10 feet. If possible,
try to fire the ADVANCED TASERŪ when your target is between 7 and 10 feet away
for best results. For practicing, 7 feet is the best distance. From the target,
take 2-3 large paces back. In a real confrontation, you should always try to
fire the ADVANCED TASERŪ from at least 3 feet away from the target. While it
will work from 0-21 feet, it is better to give the probes a little room to spread
apart as they come out. So, always try to fire while the attacker is still at
least 3 feet away.
3. Always hold the ADVANCED TASERŪ
level when firing. NEVER TILT THE UNIT SIDEWAYS. The ADVANCED TASERŪ fires out
2 probes. The first probe will go where you are aiming (center of the chest).
The second probe is aimed slightly down so the probes spread apart and can inject
T-Waves into a greater area of the target, making it more effective. If you
tilt the ADVANCED TASERŪ, it will misdirect the bottom dart.
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4. Use the fin and blade sight on
the top of the ADVANCED TASERŪ to aim similar to a firearm. Or, simply use the
laser sight to aim. However, it is important that you learn to aim without the
laser sight in case you need to deploy the ADVANCED TASERŪ in bright lighting
conditions where the laser dot may not be visible.
5. Fire. Flip up the safety (notice
the flashing red light indicating the unit is armed). Next, aim at the center
of the target and gently press the Trigger Switch. There will be a popping sound,
but there is no "recoil" (you will not feel any kick from the ADVANCED TASERŪ
as it fires). Notice the T-Waves on the surface of the practice target. The
T-Waves will not be visible in a real confrontation because they are absorbed
by the body of the target. When you are ready, flip down the safety before removing
the Air Cartridge. AGAIN, ALWAYS KEEP YOUR FINGERS AWAY FROM THE FRONT OF THE
ADVANCED TASERŪ UNLESS THE SAFETY SLIDE IS IN THE DOWN POSITION. NEVER ATTEMPT
TO REMOVE THE YELLOW BLOW OFF DOORS ON THE AIR CARTRIDGE. For replacement Air
Cartridges, please contact your ADVANCED TASERŪ dealer or call 1-800-418-0283
or 1-800 97-TASERŪ for ordering information. Accessories are available for your
convenience in carrying or storing the ADVANCED TASERŪ. For details, see your
USING THE STUN GUN BACKUP
To use the stun gun AFTER FIRING
an Air Cartridge, press down the Trigger Switch (make sure the Safety Slide
has been pulled back) to ensure the unit is active, then press the front of
the ADVANCED TASERŪ firmly against the body of an assailant. It does not matter
whether the Air Cartridge is in or not. The ADVANCED TASERŪ works as a stun gun
with or without the Air Cartridge in place. Even with the Air Cartridge in place,
the metal prongs on the front of the ADVANCED TASERŪ will deliver T-Waves directly
to the body of the target. Shown below are the most effective places to use
the stun gun.
If the attacker is in front of you,
you should attempt to press the ADVANCED TASERŪ right into the center of his
chest, or into the nerves under his chin. Note: If the attacker is touching
you, the T-Waves will not transmit to you from the attacker. The T-Waves directly
travel between the two probes.
QUICK REVIEW OF HOW TO
USE THE ADVANCED TASERŪ:
- Arm the device by flipping up
- Aim for the center of the chest
of the subject.
- Fire -- simply press down the
Trigger Switch to fire the probes.
- If the subject is not down or
there are multiple subjects (or you are attacked from behind), hold the unit
firmly and prepare to use it as a stun gun.
- The ADVANCED TASERŪ can be used
as a stun gun with the used Air Cartridge still in the power handle or with
the cartridge out of the power handle. However, if there is an unused cartridge
in place, you cannot use the ADVANCED TASERŪ as a stun gun because it will
fire the probes when activated. Once the probes have been launched you can
use the ADVANCED TASERŪ as a stun gun.
WHEN TO USE THE ADVANCED
The ADVANCED TASERŪ is a serious,
state of the art, defensive weapon and should treated accordingly. Although
the unit is designed to be as nonviolent as possible in stopping a combatant,
its use can result in serious injuries such as getting a probe stuck in an eye,
or injuries related to falling. Be sure, however, not to fire at an attacker
who is over 21 feet away (measure 21 feet to see how far this is -- it will
probably be farther than you think). If you do fire at someone more than 21
feet away, the probes will not have sufficient TASERŪ wire to reach the target
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS: REFER TO YOUR DEPARTMENT'S USE OF FORCE POLICY.
WHERE TO KEEP YOUR AIR
While the ADVANCED TASERŪ should be
kept somewhere accessible so you can get to it quickly, it must also be kept
well away from children if you are storing it at home. In general, we recommend
you treat the ADVANCED TASERŪ exactly as you would a gun -- find a place to store
it or keep it so it is accessible only to you, but not to children or other
people unfamiliar with its use. TASERŪ International, Inc. offers a series of
accessories such as belt holsters and car clips which can help you keep your
ADVANCED TASERŪ accessible and ready for convenient use.
Simple rule -- only leave the ADVANCED
TASERŪ somewhere you would leave your pet. It is designed for temperatures from
20 degrees to 114 degrees. The temperature limitations for the ADVANCED TASERŪ
are a function of the battery performance. Battery performance is severely deteriorated
below freezing temperatures. Much like a pet dog, you should not leave it in
the car in Alaska in the winter nor in your trunk in Arizona in the summer.
Extreme temperatures can cause damage to batteries. If the temperature is comfortable
for you, it is comfortable for the ADVANCED TASERŪ.
HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR
The ADVANCED TASERŪ has been designed
for ease of maintenance. Aside from storing the ADVANCED TASERŪ in moderate temperatures,
you must keep a set of 8 fresh EnergizerŪ AA alkaline batteries in the unit
at all times. Always replace low batteries as indicated by the lack of the red
flashing light in the battery check system. Also, replace spent cartridges and
always be careful to throw out used Air Cartridges where the sharp probes will
not injury anyone. Each Air Cartridge has been printed with an expiration date.
This date is intended as a safety guideline after which time the Air Cartridge
should be replaced. At the time of expiration (normally after 5 years) be sure
to fire off the Air Cartridge before disposing of it. Never throw out a "live"
Air Cartridge, and especially not into a fire as this could cause the Air Cartridge
to explode. After the expiration date, the cartridge needs to be replaced and
a fresh cartridge used. This procedure helps to maintain the system for top
performance. Never attempt to pry the doors off an Air Cartridge or pry open
an ADVANCED TASERŪ.
ADVANCED TASERŪ: EFFECTIVE
TASERŪ technology is so highly effective
because the electrical signal penetrates the nervous system regardless of the
placement of the probes. The entire human body is covered by the neural net
which the ADVANCED TASERŪ uses to knock out the target. Because the T-Waves can
penetrate approximately 2 cumulative inches of clothing, the probes do not have
to penetrate the flesh or cause bodily harm to be effective.
For a bullet to be instantly effective,
it must hit a vital organ such as the heart or brain. Similarly, chemical sprays
such as Mace or pepper sprays must hit an assailant in the face -- no easy task
in fast moving confrontations. The ADVANCED TASERŪ can be used more effectively
and with less training than most other less-lethal technologies.
EFFECTIVENESS ON ANIMALS:
The nervous systems of animals are
greatly different than human beings. The ADVANCED TASERŪ is designed to be effective
on a human attacker. Accordingly, it will not be as effective at incapacitating
an animal as it is on a human being. The ADVANCED TASERŪ should not be used as
sole protection from wild, uncontrollable, or attacking animals.
THE SAFETY RECORD
Because the TASERŪ Wave "jams" the
communication system of the body, it does not need to cause bodily injury to
be effective. It is the nature of the signaling effect within the nervous system
that makes it effective. The graph below uses internationally recognized safety
guidelines for electrical currents. The safe area is considered safe electrical
exposure for 2 year old child or a 75 year old man. Notice the ADVANCED TASERŪ's
output is less than 1/100th of a potentially dangerous level.
Studies have confirmed there are
no long term effects from being hit by a TASERŪ. A study performed at the University
of Southern California Medical Center concluded that in addition to its non-lethality,
the TASERŪ leaves 0% long term injuries. This compares quite favorably to the
data in the same study concerning the .38 Special handgun. Only 50% of those
shot with a .38 Special survived and of those, 100% had permanent injuries.
While all of the field studies to date have been conducted with 7 Watt stun
systems, the pre-release testing of the ADVANCED TASERŪ on both human and animal
subjects indicates that the ADVANCED TASERŪ's enhanced EMD output also leaves
no lasting effect. Further, the TASERŪ output will not damage an implanted pacemaker.
Pacemakers are designed to withstand the pulses of electrical defibrillators
hundreds of times stronger than TASERŪ pulses.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and
Firearms (ATF) has classified the ADVANCED TASERŪ as a non-firearm because it
uses compressed air, rather than an explosive to launch the projectiles. Because
the ADVANCED TASERŪ is not a firearm:
- It can be carried for off duty
use without a permit. (check state laws)
- It can be purchased through mail
order from leading law enforcement catalogs and direct shipment.
The ADVANCED TASERŪ restricted from
off duty use in the following states: Washington DC, Hawaii, Massachusetts,
Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin.
In prerelease testing, the unit incapacitated 100% of the 70 test subjects.
- Long Term Effects:
None (except for potential eye injuries or injuries related to falling.
- Optimum Performance:
7 - 10 ft.
- Backup if probes miss:
If 2 launched probes missed, there are 2 stun electrodes on the front of the
unit which can be used as a stun gun.
- Automatic Impulse Regulation:
Once the probes are launched,
unit stays active for 5 seconds to keep target reliably down.
- Thickness of Clothing:
Up to 2 inches of cumulative clothing, even leather jackets.
- Recovery Time:
Varies by individual -- generally several minutes.
- Battery Low Indicator:
Prevents accidental firing.
- Temperature Range: 20 -
114 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Lifetime $25 replacement warranty
18 ounces (with battery).
- Battery: AA EnergizerŪ
alkaline recommended. Can use rechargeable batteries as well, but battery
indicator may not function properly with rechargeable batteries.
- Patents: U.S. #5,078,117,
5,771,663. Others pending US and worldwide.
- T-Wave Output: 50 KV Peak
1.76 J per pulse
- M18 and M18L: 10 pulses
per second, 18 Watt output
15 pulses per second, 26 Watt output.
ADVANCED TASERŪ LIMITED
TASER INTERNATIONAL, INC. herein
warrants this product under its "Lifetime Warranty Program" which covers the
original registered owner of the product in the following manner and scope.
This warranty is conditional upon the return of the enclosed warranty registration
card within 90 days of purchase. Should that card not be returned, this warranty
is not applicable. Should the original registered owner use the product in the
manner prescribed by the manufacturer via the printed instructions and the unit
rendered inoperable, the registered owner shall return the inoperative unit
to TASER International, Inc. (postage prepaid) with a check or money order for
$25 processing and handling fee. A replacement power handle will be sent to
the consumer via prepaid postage within the United States. Foreign returns require
additional postage fees. Prior to forwarding said unit, the registered owner
shall obtain a Returned Goods Authorization Number from TASER International,
Inc. by mail or a toll free telephone number at 1-800-41-T-WAVE (800-418-9283).
It is the responsibility of the owner to return the product to the manufacturer
via prepaid postage and provide written information as to the nature of the
defect. Our only obligation under this limited warranty is to repair or replace
the product and return it to the customer, via prepaid postage. Warranty provisions
apply to the power handle and any unfired air cartridges. Air cartridges that
are fired are deemed to have operated properly. Batteries are covered under
manufacturers' warranty. The expressed warranties herein are provided by the
manufacturer and may not be changed or enlarged by any distributor, dealer or
other person whomsoever. To register a claim under this warranty, within the
warranty period, mail the ADVANCED TASERŪ part to: TASER International, Inc.,
P.O. Box 14463, Scottsdale, AZ 85267, Attn: Warranty Department. Do not mail
the entire kit. The foregoing provisions are the only warranty and state the
exclusive remedy for any breach of warranty or any other claim in respect to
this product. THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES CONTAINED HEREIN ARE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER
WARRANTIES EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IF THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES IS
PROHIBITED BY STATE LAW, THEN ANY APPLICABLE IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED
TO THE DURATION OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY DESCRIBED ABOVE. THE PURCHASER AGREES
TO ASSUME ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES AND BODILY INJURY WHICH MAY RESULT FROM
THE USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRODUCT BY THE PURCHASER OR ANY OTHER PERSON. CONSEQUENTIAL
OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE SPECIFICALLY
EXCLUDED. SUCH CONSEQUENTIAL AND INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SHALL INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITING
THE FOREGOING, LOSS OF USE, INCOME OR PROFIT, LOSS OF OR INJURY TO PROPERTY
OR PERSON. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty
lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages,
so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. No representative
of TASER International, Inc. or any other person or dealer is authorized to
extend the liability of TASER International, Inc. in connection with the sale
of its product beyond the terms hereof. This warranty gives you specific legal
rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state.
* The TASERŪ M26 is available to law enforcement only.
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