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 7, 2009

X26 batteries: fully depleted in less than '2 seconds'

Do you remember when Smith4Brains testified at SECU that the X26 taser is powered by a couple of wee-little harmless [-looking] batteries of the same sort (CR123A) used in digital cameras?

He was trying to leave the impression that these little batteries wouldn't hurt a flea.

According to Taser's own information, the expected number of taser pulses before the batteries are completely dead is 18,525. These are the output waveform pulses that repeat at 19Hz.

According to Taser, those X26 pulses are only 100 microseconds (100 us) in duration. Let's go with that vast simplification for the time being...

18,525 * 100 microseconds = 1.8525 seconds

In other words, the entire life of those two (very powerful) CR123A batteries - everything they have, all of it - is compressed into less than 2 seconds of actual taser waveform current output (ignoring the claimed 'dead air' in between the pulses).

This casts the X26 battery situation in an entirely different light, doesn't it?

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