The TASER 7 CEW is designed to work with TASER 7 Cartridges manufactured by Axon Enterprise, Inc. Do not use cartridges made by other companies with a TASER 7 CEW.
TASER 7 Cartridges are distinguished by purpose and cartridge angle. Cartridge angle is the angle of separation between the top and bottom probes when they are deployed. Cartridge angle is printed on the top of a cartridge.
Close Quarter Cartridges (12-degree)
TASER 7 live cartridges are designed for self-defense. Live cartridges are identifiable by their black blast doors.
All TASER 7 Cartridges have a wire length of 25 feet (7.6 m). Twelve-degree cartridges can be effective in engagement ranges as close as 4 feet (1.22 meters). Twelve-degree cartridges have a black cartridge body.
Standoff Cartridges (3.5-degree)
TASER 7 Cartridges intended for longer range deployments have a 3.5-degree angle and can be effective at 11.5 feet (3.5 meters) or longer engagement ranges. The 3.5-degree cartridges have a gray cartridge body.
TASER 7 Hook-and-Loop Training (HALT) Cartridges (12- and 3.5-degree)
TASER 7 Training Cartridges are designed for use with the HALT Suit. Instead of having darts on the ends of their probes, training cartridges are tipped with hook fasteners that enable them to stick to the loop fasteners on the training suit. The training cartridges contain non-conductive line and will not transmit electrical pulses to the probes. TASER 7 HALT Cartridges have blue blast doors. HALT cartridges are available with a 12-degree cartridge angle to approximate the downrange characteristics of 12-degree live cartridges. HALT cartridges also are available with a 3.5-degree angle for training at longer distances. The 12-degree cartridges have a black body; the 3.5-degree cartridges have a gray body.
HALT cartridges will not work with previous generations of TASER simulation suits. Only HALT cartridges should be used with the new HALT Suit. Do not use simulation cartridges designed for other CEWs with the HALT Suit.
TASER 7 Inert Resettable Training Cartridge (12- and 3.5-degree)
TASER 7 Inert Resettable Training Cartridges, identifiable by their red blast doors, do not have probes or wires. When loaded into a CEW they simulate the appearance of a loaded cartridge on the central information display (CID) after the safety is shifted to the up (ARMED) position. They are available in different designs to represent 12- and 3.5-degree cartridges. The 12-degree cartridges have a black body; the 3.5-degree cartridges have a gray body.