Practical Prepping

Be Prepared

Generating Colloidal Silver

Things you will need to generate colloidal silver:
Distilled water
A glass container, like a cup
A DC power supply
Something to hold the silver rods an inch apart
2 - 99.99% pure silver rods

A couple of helpful things are a measuring cup and a TDS tester. They are not totally necessary but will help in making consistant batches.

First measure about 8 oz of distilled water. Pour into a cup or small glass container. Smaller the diameter of the container is better which will allow more water in contact with the silver rods. The more contact the shorter the "cook" time.

Next, place the cover over container and insert the silver rods through the holes. Adjust the rods using the alligator clips so the rods are approximately one half an inch from the bottom. This will allow for build up not to touch the bottom of the cup and stop the process. Also make sure that the rods do not touch the sides of the container because this too may stop the process.

Plug the cord into the generator. Attach power to the generator using a USB cord. The power can be a phone charger, computer, etc. Your now making colloidal silver!Note that when you plug the power in a blue light will turn on. This tells you the generator is working.The yellow light will come on dimly when everything is hooked up correctly. As the PPM of the colloidal increases the light will also increase. If the yellow light starts off brightly, test for shorting. To test for shorting, while everything is hooked up and powered up, raise the cover with the rods in place out of the water. If the light stays on there is a "short". Check to see if the wires or rods are touching. If so, separate and make sure the light goes out. Once fixed place cover back onto the container.

Now we need to decide at what strength we want to make it.The longer the cook time the stronger/higher the PPM (parts per million) it will be. I normally try to make it in the range of 5 - 10 PPM. This will take approximately half an hour, maybe more, maybe less. If you use the same size container with the same amount of water once you figure out your cook time for the first batch it should be reasonably repeatable. This first time I'd wait about half an hour and then check it. If it's not to your liking cook for another 10 to 15 minutes then test again. Repeat until it's to the strength you want.

To test the strength use a TDS tester. (Total Disolved Solids) Unplug the power, remove the cover and silver rod assembly to test. The instructions to use the meter are included. If it's not high enough, return cover and plug it back in. The meter shows the batch I just made is 9 PPM.

Now there's several things you will see happen. There may be a residue on the bottom of the container. The other is a build up on the silver rods themselves. Do not worry, everything went right. The rods can be cleaned with a scotch-brite pad and/or wiped down with a paper towel. The large non suspended particles on the bottom of the cup are not a problem. You can either pour of the suspended solution off the top and wash out the rest or run it through a coffee filter. The suspended particles will pass right through.

Colloidal silver is light sensitive. If you are not going to use it soon, store it in a dark brown glass container. Storing it in the cupboard will even still help reduce light.