Standard-Range (15 ft/4.6 m and 25 ft/7.6 m) Smart Cartridges
A 15-foot cartridge is identified by yellow blast doors. A 25-foot cartridge has black blast doors.
Long-Range (35 ft/10.7 m) Smart Cartridges
A 35-foot cartridge is identified by a raised arch on the side. A 35-foot cartridge has black blast doors.
Note: When using the 35-foot Smart cartridge, be aware that the top probe may hit above the LASER. Adjust your aim to avoid hitting sensitive areas.
The 35-Foot Smart Cartridges are no longer manufactured.
Simulation Smart Cartridges
Simulation Smart Cartridges use specialized probes for use with a person wearing training suit in role-playing training scenarios. There are two types of simulation Smart Cartridges, designed for two types
of training suits.
A Smart Cartridge with blue blast doors has probes designed for use with the TASER Simulation Suit. These probes have shortened darts to minimize the likelihood of penetrating the suit.
A Smart Cartridge with purple blast doors has probes designed for use with the Hook and Loop Training (HALT) Suit. These probes use hook and loop fastener technology to stick to the suit.
Do not use Smart Cartridges with blue blast doors against a person wearing the HALT suit.
Inert Resettable Simulator Cartridges
Inert resettable simulator Smart Cartridges are identifiable by their red or clear blast doors. They do
not contain probes and do not deploy when the trigger is pulled. After the trigger is pulled, the CID
displays a deployed cartridge icon. If you shift the safety switch to the down (SAFE) position and then
the up (ARMED) position, the CID displays an un-deployed training cartridge icon again. It may take 30
seconds for the device to reset and display an un-deployed cartridge.
When an inert resettable simulator Smart Cartridge with red blast doors is loaded in an X2 CEW, the
CID displays a training cartridge icon for the cartridge bay in which this type of cartridge is loaded.
When an inert resettable simulator Smart Cartridge with clear blast doors is loaded in an X2 CEW, the CID displays a standard cartridge icon for the cartridge bay in which this type of cartridge is loaded.
Inert resettable simulator cartridges are intended for training scenarios that do not require probe
deployment, and conducting trigger function tests. See the Trigger-Initiated Function Test instructions on the Function Test page for more information.
Smart Cartridges General Instructions
Never attempt to open or modify a Smart Cartridge. Tampering with a Smart cartridge could cause it to fire or malfunction (which may result in serious injury).
Remove the Smart Cartridge from the X2 CEW before inspection.
Before installing and using a Smart Cartridge, inspect the blast doors for cracks. The inspection should include checking the break seam running down the center and both sides of the front of the blast door. If the blast doors are cracked, remove the Smart Cartridge from service.
Also, inspect the Arc deflector metalized labels. Over time, the labels may show signs of wear. This is normal. If the labels have worn away completely or fallen of, remove the Smart cartridge from service.
The X2 CEW can determine whether the Smart cartridges loaded in the cartridge bays have been expended or not. The CEW also can determine whether all the cartridge bays are loaded or not. This means the CEW will not select an empty bay or an expended cartridge when a live cartridge is available. Cartridge status is displayed on the CID.