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What To Look For In A Colloidal Silver Generator

When choosing a colloidal silver generator, there are several things to consider. You should be looking for a low voltage (24-40) DC generator. It should be either current limiting or a constant current device keeping the current 20 milli amps or less. High voltage units can cause arcing within the solution creating nitrogen precipitates in the solution. This creates silver nitrate which is used for developing films and will turn skin black and just about anything it touches. A high current system will create larger particles which can not be absorbed.

The Colloidal Silver Generator

This generator is using current technology meeting both requirements of being low DC voltage and current limited.

Why did I build a colloidal silver generator when there are so many on the market already? I've been using colloidal silver since the mid 90's. I used a simple battery operated generator most of that time. The biggest issue is that batteries loose power from being used. The "cook" time it takes to make a batch of colloidal varies greatly over time. The need of a PPM tester was very important to make consistent batches. I made one generator from an AC transformer. Batch consistency was very consistent but it required that there is electricity available. For a number of years I lived "off the grid". AC power was a luxury. I simply plan ahead. I plan ahead for the natural disasters that may happen where I'm living and for other SHTF scenarios. I wanted a generator that could be used with as many different sources of power as I could find. This generator using up to date technology operates as a constant current source of 40 VDC at 20 MA with a voltage input source of between 2.5 - 15 volts DC. It meets and exceeds the requirements for a good colloidal silver generator. I built it for myself, why shouldn't I be willing to share it?

The basic input of power is through a Mini USB plug. You can run it off a cell phone charger, either a wall charger or a car charger, the USB port of a computer, a solar panel or hand crank charger designed to charge cell phones, etc. If you are electrically minded you can power it off of many other sources of DC power. It can be powered by a couple batteries out of a flashlight to directly off a car battery. If the demand is high enough, I can offer other adapters and electrical plans. Plans for a "power scavenger" that will store power from many different sources is in the works. It will use capacitors for storage versus batteries as storage because batteries degrade over time where capacitors will not. It will be able to be used to power many different things not just the CS generator.

Many generators are designed to use a specific length silver rod in a specific size container. I believe in thinking outside the box. If I don't want restrictions, why should I impose them on you? I don't want to have to buy a specific length rod just to make the generator operate at its best. I definitely don't want to buy some silver rods and have to cut them in order to make them work. I would be wasting silver! The simple cover that is supplied in the kit is design to hold the silver rods one inch apart. The alligator clips allow the use of any length of silver rod to adjust the height based on container size, no waste. This allows for the use of many different sizes and shapes of glass jars.

To me, size is important. This kit is designed to be able to travel with you easily. The case provided is reasonably small. If that is too large, everything can be put in a zip lock bag and packed. Most grocery stores carry distilled water which makes that part convenient while traveling.

Having a quality generator at a reasonable price is important to me. Comparable generators go in upwards of $250-$500, yet don't allow for the options this kit provides. I believe in giving the best value for your dollar. That is what I search for for myself. Why shouldn't I give the same?