The Stun Baton is a handheld stunning melee weapon used by law enforcement, military and slavers. It had a power pack in the handle, which was used to activate the high-density cells that produced a stunning charge, making the weapon a little unwieldy. It required the user to physically touch or strike the target in order to immobilize them effectively. It is dated to be used back during the Jedi Civil War.
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.