If you are considering getting a stun gun to protect yourself in case you face a personal, violent attack – don’t go by the voltage to decide your choice. Although some manufacturers promote the voltage of their wares, it is not higher voltage that makes a stun gun more effective. It is amperage that is key.
- It is not the voltage but the amperage that makes a stun gun effective.
- The lethality of a stun gun includes the source of voltage and the internal resistant of the source.
- The duration of the shock with the wave frequency and waveform of the supplied voltage, also can lead to the gun being fatal.
“Some of the factors that contribute to the lethality of a stun gun include the source of voltage, the internal resistant of the source, the duration of the shock and the wave frequency and waveform of the supplied voltage.”