Tasers could be a lifesaver in times of danger, but the question remains how many times can you taser someone during self-defense.
Tasers typically deliver thousands of volts at low currents in a fraction of a second. A single shot of a taser at 10,000 volts can incapacitate an attacker with a single blow. The principle behind this is that the more volts delivered, the more likely the tased person is to die.
You should not hold the trigger down within a few seconds because the longer the discharge lasts, the higher the risk of death.
However, a normal and healthy person is not expected to go down quickly with just a single shot from a taser gun. They could still be alive. If you find yourself in this situation, you need to take the initiative.
Tasers are not designed to kill; no matter how many times you use them, a single shot can still temporarily destabilize an attacker.
With a 10,000-volt Taser, you only need to fire one shot. Tasers deliver a high-voltage shock capable of causing your attacker to have a heart attack or temporarily stop his heart.
A civilian 10,000-volt Taser that discharges quickly can incapacitate your attacker and allow you to escape in time before he regains consciousness.
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A civilian taser is very different from those used by police. A typical taser used by civilians has a minimum voltage of 10,000 volts, while police ones can start at 50,000 volts upwards.
Most civilians have not been trained to use a Taser; therefore, you should only use it if you are in immediate danger. Police officers are trained on how to use a taser on objectors and how often to use it.
They are trained to count when they press the button and pull their hands back from the button to stop the electrical discharge.
With a lively young attacker, loss of consciousness can occur within 3 to 5 seconds. It would help if you also acted quickly and wisely. Therefore, you may need tasers with more than 10,000 volts for more effective results.
Always check the laws in your state regarding the required voltage for civilians before purchasing a taser.
How close do you have to be to taser someone?
Proximity plays a big role when you are tasing someone. For effective results, you need to be no more than ten feet away from the target to get a reliable result.
This is because when a taser is fired at a person from a distance, the metallic prongs, also known as darts, hit the target and transmit thousands of electrical voltages into the person’s body.
To achieve a reliable result, the closer you are to your target, the better the outcome.
How long does a Taser incapacitate a person?
With a 50,000 volt taser, it only takes 5 to 10 seconds to incapacitate someone. When both probes touch their body, they are quickly incapacitated, giving you the time you need to escape. Your attacker will only feel a total loss of muscle tone and the inability to move anything for a short time.
The shutdown time is directly related to how long you hold the stun gun against the attacker.
Half a second will usually startle an opponent and possibly cause them to jump back. 1 to 5 seconds will cause muscle spasms and a dazed state of mind, a kind of dizziness.
Anything over 3 can cause actual disability, lasting anywhere from 5 to 60 minutes depending on the person. Remember, 3 seconds may not seem like a long time, but it is quite a long time when you are in a physical struggle.
What happens when you taser someone in the neck?
There is nothing special about being tased in the neck or any other part of the body. The effect is still the same. Although there is always speculation that being tased in the chest area could lead to a heart attack, there is no evidence to support this.
The neck is a sensitive area, and we believe that the response to tasing in the neck is rapid and spontaneous. In other words, very effective.