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Micro-charges were a type of explosive used by Starfleet and possessed by Ferengi merchant Ulis, during the mid-22nd century. (ENT: "Fight or Flight", "Acquisition")

In 2151, Lieutenant Malcolm Reed of Enterprise NX-01 suggested using two micro-charges to blow open the airlock of an Axanar cargo ship. (ENT: "Fight or Flight")

Later in 2151, Reed set a group of remotely triggered explosives in the monastery of P'Jem. He then detonated them himself. (ENT: "The Andorian Incident")

The final draft script of "The Andorian Incident" referred to these devices, which are unnamed on screen, as micro-charges. Also, though their quantity is unclear from the episode, the script clarified that Reed used four of these charges.

When Ferengi pirates who raided Enterprise in the same year believed they had discovered the ship's vault, which was actually sickbay's imaging scanner, it was suggested that they use micro-charges to blow it open, as a means of circumventing what they believed to be a magnetic seal. (ENT: "Acquisition")

As part of escape plans to break out of Tandaran Detention Complex 26, Ensign Travis Mayweather told Lieutenant Malcolm Reed and a Suliban inmate named Sajen that charges were set. These micro-charges blinked when they were ready to be detonated. Six of them were located on a wall of the internment camp. Using a remote detonator, Reed set off these explosives during the actual prison break, which incidentally killed Tandaran Major Klev and two other Tandaran guards as well as destroying the wall. (ENT: "Detained")

Similiar to the unnamed explosives in "The Andorian Incident", the charges in "Detained" were referred to as "micro-charges" in the episode's final draft script, despite the fact they are merely termed "charges" in the episode itself. Also in the script, the explosives were set up by Reed, observed by Sajen and another Suliban prisoner, Danik. Sajen criticized the charges, while they were being prepared, as looking "awfully small," though Reed assured him the devices would "do their job." It was Danik, not Reed, who later detonated the charges in the script.

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