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HOW DOES AN ADVANCED TASER WORK?
Upon firing, compressed nitrogen projects two ADVANCED
TASER probes 15 feet at a speed of 135 feet per second.
An electrical signal transmits throughout the region
where the probes make contact with the body or clothing.
The result is an instant loss of the attacker’s neuromuscular
control and any ability to perform coordinated action.
ADVANCED TASER uses an automatic timing mechanism
to apply the electric charge. The ADVANCED TASER releases
an electric current in a preset time sequence (an
initial seven seconds followed by several 1.8 second
breaks for a total time of about 30 seconds in each
cycle). This cycle ensures that the nervous system
of the target does not recover instantly to allow
him to remove the probes. The follow-on bursts disrupt
the process of re-equilibration of the nervous system.
While the target is disabled, the user can place the
device on the ground and escape.
HOW CAN THE ADVANCED
TASER BE SO EFFECTIVE YET NON-INJURIOUS?
The ADVANCED TASER does not depend upon impact or
body penetration to achieve its effect. Its pulsating
electrical output interferes with communication between
the brain and the muscular system, resulting in loss
of control. However, the ADVANCED TASER is nondestructive
to nerves, muscles and other body elements. It simply
affects them in their natural mode. More importantly,
no deaths have ever been directly attributed to the
WHAT HAS TESTING
REVEALED REGARDING THE ADVANCED TASER? Anesthesiologist
and specialist in medical electronics, Dr. Frank Summers,
MD of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Orange, California, directed
tests of volunteers at St. Joseph’s in 1971 and 1974.
Dr. Summers stated, "...We undertook this [volunteer
test] in the operating rooms at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
We had an assembly of cardiovascular surgeons, cardiologists...
we had a real [TASER]. We tested extensively and made
movies. The tests were impressive. We monitored all
parameters of physiology, including electrocardiographs.
The tests did not produce any lethal effects and we
found that the background work that had been done
did indeed pan out in practice."
DOES THE TASER AFFECT
THE HEART OR A CARDIAC PACEMAKER?
The ADVANCED TASER’s output is well below the level
established as "safe" by the federal government in
approving such devices as the electrified cattle fence.
In a medical study of the Model XR 5000Ô electronic
stun gun, Dr. Robert Stratbucker of the University
of Nebraska Medical Center confirmed that the T-Wave
does not interrupt the heartbeat or damage a pacemaker.
Any modern pacemaker is designed to withstand electrical
defibrillator pulses that are hundreds of times stronger
than the ADVANCED TASER’s output. The ADVANCED TASER
current of 0.3 joules is well below the 10-50 joule
threshold above which cardiac ventricular fibrillation
ISN’T HIGH VOLTAGE
High voltage, in itself, is not dangerous. One can
receive a 25,000-volt shock of static electricity
from a doorknob on a dry day without harm. The physiological
effect of electrical shock is determined by: the current,
its duration, and the power source that produces the
shock. The typical household current of 110 volts
is dangerous because it can pump many amperes of current
throughout the body indefinitely. By contrast, the
ADVANCED TASER power supply consists of 8 AA batteries
that are capable of supplying less than three watts
of electrical power for a few minutes.
WILL THE TASER CAUSE
No. The output is metered by the electronics and the
electrical energy in each pulse is always the same,
regardless of the target condition. The electrical
output will not be transferred from one person to
another even if they touch. ADVANCED TASER, Inc.’s
president has been stunned by an ADVANCED TASER while
standing in water to emphasize this point.
WHAT ARE THE AFTER
A person hit with an ADVANCED TASER will feel dazed
for several minutes. The pulsating electrical output
causes involuntary muscle contractions and a resulting
sense of vertigo. It can momentarily stun or render
an attacker unconscious. Yet, the ADVANCED TASER’s
low electrical amperage and short duration of pulsating
current, ensures a non-lethal charge. Moreover, it
does not cause permanent damage or long-term aftereffects
to muscles, nerves or other body functions. A January
1987 Annals of Emergency Medicine study reported TASER
technology leaves no long term injuries compared with
50% long term injuries for gun shot injuries.
MUST THE PROBES
PENETRATE THE BODY TO BE EFFECTIVE?
No. The electrical current will "jump" up to two inches
as long as both probes are attached to clothing or
skin. At most, only the 3/8-inch needlepoint will
penetrate the skin. They have less energy than a spring
WHAT IF THE PROBES
The ADVANCED TASER can be used in a touch-stun mode.
The user is thus provided with a final backup if the
probes miss the target. Should the user miss or engage
a second attacker, he can touch the unit directly
to the target and it will work like a powerful touch-stun
WHAT IS THE BEST-SHOT
AT MAXIMUM RANGE?
As long as the spread of the probes is at least six
inches, the ADVANCED TASER will be extremely effective.
To ensure that the spread is greater than six inches,
the ADVANCED TASER should be fired at a target several
feet away. The optimum shot is from seven to ten feet
away form the target to achieve maximum effect. At
seven to ten feet away - the spread of the probes
will be approximately 16 inches, ensuring that the
target receives the most efficient T-Wave flow.
HAVE A DETRIMENTAL EFFECT ON THE ADVANCED TASER?
No. The ADVANCED TASER utilizes compressed nitrogen
(an inert gas). The ADVANCED TASER compressed air
capsules have successfully held their charges at temperatures
of minus 20º F and up to 160º F. Moreover, altitude
will not adversely effect the firing of an ADVANCED
TASER. In addition, the temperature will not effect
the T-Wave. However, as with any product containing
polycarbonates and other thermoplastics, the ADVANCED
TASER and Air Cartridges should never be left in direct
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