"The X-26 Taser launches two probes, or pins, into the skin and releases 0.0036 amps of energy into the suspect..." [LINK]
"0.0036 amps" = 3.6 mA (average)
What the heck is going in with the specified (already deceptive) Taser X26 (average) current output values?
The common tasers (X26, M26) are supposedly rated at "Current: 1.9 mA average", or perhaps about 2.0 or 2.1 mA (close enough). Now, folks that are supposedly trained and certified by Taser International are quoting values that are about double that value (this isn't the first example).
The simplest explanation is that these Taser International certified Trainers and Master Trainers are idiots and that they're simply getting all mixed-up with the digits 3 and 6 in the specified "Energy per pulse: Nominal at main capacitors: 0.36 joules".
Morons... They can't even keep their misleading and deceptive "average" values straight.
It is important to keep this level of deep technical ignorance in mind when dealing with these so-called taser "experts" working in law enforcement. Many of them are ignorant about science and technology to a degree that is actually dangerous to society. I'll bet that they're often called upon to provide "expert" technical advice and/or testify in local courts, and the result is that those that rely on their advice are misled.
So you have stunsun salesmen that practice deception, and scientifically-illiterate members of the law enforcement community that are being held out as "experts"... Seriously, the local reporters haven't got a chance.
See also: Q: How many amps in a police taser? [LINK]
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