How Important Is High Voltage In A Stun Device?
Did you ever wonder why all nonlethal stun weapons were not the same voltage? To gain some insight as to the answer to that question you have to know how stun devices work. We provide some excellent insights into that in our article entitled What To Look For In A Nonlethal Stun Device.
Stun devices, excluding tasers, are the second most popular nonlethal self-defense products in the world. They are not legal in several states in the United States and are illegal in several foreign countries. Many lawmakers feel that they are too dangerous and possibly lethal. Regular stun devices use high-voltage and low amperage to create and achieve the desired results. Tasers on the other hand, use relatively low voltage and higher amperage to achieve their results.
Stun guns are small products that are meant to be held in the hand. They have probes on one end of the device that conduct electricity when activated. When the device is pressed against the assailant’s body, electricity is passed through to the assailant causing the muscular system to overwork in a very rapid fashion. This rapid work cycle depletes all the blood sugars that are needed for energy.
When the device is activated, the electrical current flies back and forth between the probes creating a visual display that is quite impressive. The current also creates a sound that is very intimidating. The sound and sight is often enough to scare away any assailant.
Stun devices get their electricity from the batteries in the product. Before rechargeable and improved battery technology came along, the bigger the stun gun, the more batteries it could hold, the more power it could create. But all that has changed now and some of the most powerful devices don’t have to be so big.
Every stun device made will tell you in its instructions that to get the full effect you need to apply it for 3 to 5 seconds. We know that doesn’t sound like much. But if you have ever been in a confrontation with anyone three to five seconds will seem like an eternity. So it just makes more sense that the more powerful the stun device, the faster it will work.
Here Are Some Examples Of Powerful Stun Devices
- The first example is called the jolt stun device manufactured by Velpro and produces 20,000,000 volts in a product that is 4 inches tall, 2 ½ inches wide and weighs just slightly over a half a pound. It utilizes what is called “triple stun” technology with three sets of probes on the end of the device to create an intimidatingly loud electrical sound, not unlike a rattlesnake ready to strike. It is available in purple, pink, black and green. It has a built-in charger that plugs directly into a wall outlet.
- Streetwise is one of the most successful manufacturers of stun devices. They manufacturer a Police Force brand of flashlight stun baton that is 10,000,000 volts and has a tactical flashlight with 150 lumens and five different settings of 100%, 50%, 30%, strobe, and S.O.S. The SOS mode is useful in emergencies. The military grade aluminum alloy body is sturdy enough to hold up in almost any circumstance. It is made with such care and quality that it has a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty. It uses two 3.7 volt lithium-ion rechargeable batteries.
- And the third example of a powerful stun gun is the 6.5 million volt hornet keychain stun gun that is also one of the world’s smallest because it measures only 4″ tall x 1.20″ wide x .60″ deep and weighs only 2 ounces.
We have always recommended that you get the most powerful stun gun that you can afford. With price competition, you should be able to get a very powerful stun gun at a cheap price.
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