Max Starter SA-01

Sensitive, Static Safe Starter for Shocktube

Overview and features

  • Recommended for the effective initiation of Shocktube using the C-type connector block supplied.
  • Aluminum shell with a primary explosive compound, incorporating an electro-pyrotechnic ignition element and two conducting wires sheathed in a plastic semi-conductor.
  • Manufactured using RDX base charge to make it 2.5 times less sensitive to impact when compared to traditional PETN detonators.
  • Lead wires are easy to deploy and handle. Lead wire insulation is stripped on ends for quick connection.
  • Low cost, yet reliable and predictable initiation of blasts.
  • Excellent water resistance.

Handling and Storage

  • Handle with care. Damage to the wires could lead to misfires. Never pull the lead wires of the assemblies.
  • Never carry assemblies by holding onto the MaxStarter.
  • Always keep MaxStarters pointing away from you.
  • No eating, drinking or smoking in areas of storage and use.
  • Store MaxStarters and explosives seperately. Storage areas should have appropriate fire protection and ventilation systems.
  • Severe impact on the MaxStarter can result in an explosion.
  • Avoid all possible sources of ignition (friction, impact, static, heat and direct sunlight) and keep away from incompatible materials and heat sources. Temperatures above 90OC may result in spontaneous explosion.

Operating Instructions

  • Snap onto Shocktube using supplied C-block.
  • Never connect the blast until all the charging operations have been completed.
  • Follow safe blasting practice as per MHSA 2015 Explosives Regulation Chapter4.


For full specifications and more information, please download the datasheet for this product.
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