In order to function properly, TASER devices need their batteries replaced every couple of years--depending on use. While batteries are designed to last about 2 years in a device, you should test the battery at least once a month. Both TASER Pulse and TASER Bolt have a built-in, color coded battery indicator. On the Pulse, this is located just below the rear sight. The TASER Bolt's indicator is found with the trigger button towards the front of the device. The color code is listed below:
- Green – Your battery is good to go
- Amber/yellow – It’s time to think about replacing the battery
- Red – You need a new battery A.S.A.P.
For our professional series – the X2 and X26s – the screen will display a battery percentage. When the battery life dips below 50-25%, it’s time to think about purchasing a new battery.
To test the battery in your device:
- Check to see if the device is loaded, and safely remove the cartridge if so.
- Point the device away from others and turn it on. You should be able to read the battery indicator
- Activate the device so it sparks. Visually check that there is a controlled bolt of electricity from the 2 metal plates across the front of the device.
- Turn the device off, you do not need to leave it on for the full cycle-time
- If your device had an amber or red battery light, or the spark test was irregular, it’s time to replace your battery. Shop Batteries.