Ohmcraft Surface Mount Resistors Ensure Safety and Reliability of Conductive Electrical Weapons

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April 23, 2018 | Originally published by Date Line: April 23 on

For more than 10 years, Ohmcraft has manufactured and supplied the high voltage chip resistors utilized in conductive electrical weapons (CEW). The devices, more commonly known as stun guns, have long been leveraged as a mode of protection for law enforcement, as well as for self-defense by the general public.

A stun gun is classified as an electroshock weapon. It is employed by firing two small, projectile-like electrodes that attach themselves to the recipient before delivering a non-lethal electrical pulse to disrupt muscle control, thereby rendering the person temporarily incapacitated. In law enforcement, stun guns are an effective non-lethal alternative for officers who need to subdue potentially dangerous individuals. A review conducted by the Department of Justice in 2011 found that 99.7 percent of people shocked by CEWs suffer no injuries, or only minor injuries.*