With the safety in the up (ARMED) position, pressing and holding the Arc switch displays a Warning Arc discharge across the front of the TASER 7 CEW.
With a Warning Arc display, the user may deter a subject without having to deploy a cartridge. A Warning Arc can be accomplished with the TASER 7 without removing the live cartridges. Pressing the Arc switch does not deploy the TASER 7 Cartridges even if the TASER 7 CEW is loaded.
If no cartridges have been deployed, the Warning Arc does not run for a predetermined time. When you release the Arc switch, the Warning Arc discharge stops. However, if you deploy a cartridge and later press the Arc switch, the discharge will run for five seconds, even if you release the Arc switch right away.
Use the Arc switch, not the trigger, to employ the Warning Arc display. Pulling the trigger will deploy a loaded cartridge.