Drive-stun capability is available with the TASER 7 CEW. To apply a drive-stun, place the safety in the up (ARMED) position and press the Arc switch, just as you would to employ a Warning Arc display. When you use the Arc switch, energy will spark across all the electrodes without deploying the cartridges.
When using the drive-stun, push (drive) the front of the CEW firmly against the body of the subject. Simply “touching” the CEW against the subject is not sufficient. The subject is likely to recoil and try to get away from the CEW. It is necessary to aggressively drive the front of the CEW into the subject for maximum effect.
Drive-stun mode is not designed to cause incapacitation and primarily becomes a pain compliance option. Drive-stun is only effective while the CEW’s electrodes are in direct contact with the subject or when pushed against the subject’s clothing. As soon as the CEW is moved away, the energy being delivered to the subject stops.
If the probes are deployed, even at very close range, the user may drive-stun to another portion of the body that is further away from the probes, thereby increasing the possibility of inducing incapacitation.