Cartridges are shipped with a shipping cover in place. Carefully remove these covers before attempting to load a cartridge into the X26 CEW. Be careful to not allow any body part to be in front of the cartridge. Static electricity can discharge a cartridge, and injuries have occurred. A cartridge cannot be loaded into the CEW with the cover in place. Once the cartridge cover is removed, it can be disposed of.
- Before removing the covers, make sure the front of the cartridge does not point at any body part or at anyone.
- Carefully place the cartridge with cover face down (blast door down) onto a stable/solid surface, i.e., a table.
- Place your index and middle fingers onto the sides of the cartridge where the wedges/electrodes are located and place your thumbs onto the locking portions of the cover.
- Push in with your fingers and pull outward with your thumbs and the cartridge will pop upward, releasing it from the cover.
Note: The cartridge may pop upward quickly when the pressure is released from the locking portions of the cover.