The baton had a setting switch so the user could set the exact severity of the shock. (Though marketed as a humane crowd control weapon, a stun baton at full charge could kill) A weight inside the club could slide to one end or the other to alter the amount of physical damage inflicted with each swing. The rechargeable power cell lasted for three hours of continuous use.
After the collapse of the Empire, the Corporate Sector Authority experienced widespread civil unrest. Espos armed with stun batons were sent in quell protests and brought down numerous "troublemakers" for questioning. Most were never seen again.