Mission Statement - De-Spinning the Pro-Taser Propaganda

Yeah right, 'Excited Delirium' my ass...


The primary purpose of this blog is to provide an outlet for my observations and analysis about tasers, taser "associated" deaths, and the behaviour exhibited by the management, employees and minions of Taser International. In general, everything is linked back to external sources, often via previous posts on the same topic, so that readers can fact-check to their heart's content. This blog was started in late-2007 when Canadians were enraged by the taser death of Robert Dziekanski and four others in a short three month period. The cocky attitude exhibited by the Taser International spokespuppet, and his preposterous proposal that Mr. Dziekanski coincidentally died of "excited delirium" at the time of his taser-death, led me to choose the blog name I did and provides my motivation. I have zero financial ties to this issue.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

The 'many variations' of X26 output current

Taser's pocket-puppet Mark Kroll wrote:

...Output waveform of X26 weapon in tissue. The output circuit attempts to deliver a constant charge per pulse. Thus the output current is largely load independent.
Ref: Cardiac Safety (27 Apr. 2007) [LINK]

Taser's Magne Nerheim VP of R&D wrote:

Our measurements of human body resistance to the TASER X26 yields an average of 600 ohms vs. the 250 ohms used in the NTS tests. It is normal to expect higher currents at lower resistance levels.
Ref: Memo to CBC, Footnote 2 (2 Dec. 2008) [LINK]

So which is it? Constant current or Ohms Law? Pick one (just one).

One could accuse Taser of picking and choosing their story to match the argument du jour.

A lie has many variations, the truth none.
-African Proverb

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