Operational Manual - Appendix 17-7-2
1. Reconditioning Batteries
1. 1. Batteries should be reconditioned when they are new, and once every six months, using the following method:
1. 1. 1. Plug in the battery charger and ensure the yellow power light is illuminated.
1. 1. 2. Insert the battery tray in the charges, or connect the data port charger adapter and CHARGE FOR A MINIMUM OF 12 HOURS. The red light will extinguish and the green light will illuminate to indicate a full charge. It is critical to continue to charge the batteries for a MINIMUM of 12 hours during the initial cycle.
1. 1. 3. After the initial cycle, remove the batteries from the charger for approximately 10 seconds, either remove the battery pack or unplug the data port adapter. When the green light extinguishes, reinsert the batteries and allow them to charge until the green light illuminates.
1. 1. 4. Repeat step 3 again, to ensure three complete charging cycles. Normal charging requires only one normal charging cycle (until the green light illuminates).
- It is no longer recommended to simultaneously charge two sets of batteries, one in the charger, and one in the Taser via the dataport adapter. Charging this way with current higher capacity batteries can lead to false positives, where the charger senses that the batteries are charged when in fact they have not fully charged.
- Only charge one set of batteries at a time to ensure a proper charge. NiMH batteries will self-discharge at a rate of approximately one percent per day. So, Taser International recommends charging the batteries every two weeks.
- If a Taser fails and the problem is related to using unapproved batteries, the warranty may not be honoured and replacement will be at our cost.