We recommend conducting a function test prior to the start of your shift. The function test is done to verify that the CEW's core electronics are working properly.
Unlike previous TASER CEW systems, an X2 CEW can be function tested with the cartridges loaded. In fact, it is recommended you perform the test with cartridges installed to reduce stress on the CEW’s components.
To perform a function test:
- Point the CEW in a safe direction.
- Place the top rail of the X2 CEW in the palm of your secondary hand so you can grip the top rail and your thumb can reach the ARC switch, while the remainder of your secondary hand and fingers are away from the front of the CEW.
- Shift the safety switch to the up (ARMED) position. Keep all fingers away from the trigger and keep the CEW pointed in a safe direction. While performing a spark test, DO NOT touch the trigger at any time.
- Use your thumb to press the ARC switch.
Use the ARC switch, not the trigger, to perform a spark test. Pulling the trigger switch will deploy a loaded unfired cartridge.
We now recommend that spark tests be conducted for a standard cycle of 5 seconds prior to the start of the operator’s shift. This 5-second duration will not only allow the X26P and X2 to run crucial diagnostics, but also notify the user of errors via the CID of the Smart Weapons.
View the arc from the top or side of the CEW. Do not point the CEW at your face or have it near your face.
- Look at the CID display and verify the following:
- No critical or major fault icons display on the upper-right corner of the CID.
- The cartridge information matches the cartridges inserted in the X2 firing bays.
- The battery icon displays a 20 percent or greater capacity.
If any of the above verifications fail, return the unit to your agency’s CEW technician for service.
- Shift the safety switch to the down (SAFE) position.
The function test only checks the functionality of the core electronics.