How to Make a Colloid Silver
The article “The Altoids Tin and it’s Many Uses” by Patton got me to thinking. I’ve had everything I needed to make my own Colloidal Silver generator for some time now, except for a little box to keep it in. I grabbed one of the tins and placed 3 9-volt batteries in there – yep, it fits, with room to spare for the wires.
The first thing I needed to do was to drill 2 holes in the Altoids can (not as easy as it sounds – and then I had to file down the sharp metal). Then I pre-assembled everything according to the instructions, making sure to put the lead wires through the hole in the Altoids can and the shrink-wrap on the wires before soldering it all together.
The instructions below are not my own, but copied from the Internet. These same instructions are on many websites, word for word, so I have absolutely no idea who to credit here. However, the pictures are mine, taken on my kitchen counter while I assembled my own colloidal silver generator.
While it has been discovered that 30 volts is the ideal for Silver Colloid production, 27 volts is very effective and happens to be the convenient result of wiring three 9-volt batteries together.
- you’ll need three 9-volt batteries,
- three battery snap-on lead connectors,
- 2 insulated alligator clips,
- 1 “grain-of-wheat” 24 volt 40 mA sub miniature incandescent bulb,
- a foot of 3/32″ heat-shrink insulation tubing,
- a foot of 2-conductor stranded insulated wire for clip-leads,
- glass jar with plastic lid (cut holes for silver electrodes)
- a small box to put it all in, and
- 10″ of pure silver wire (.9999 fine).
This should cost under $30.00 for everything. Assuming some skill with a soldering iron, you should spend about thirty minutes constructing the generator.
Solder your three snap-on battery clips in series (red to black) to provide 27 volts. Connect a 24V incandescent lamp in series with either positive or negative output lead.
Solder the red insulated alligator clip to the positive (anode) and the black insulated clip to the negative (cathode) 2-conductor lead wires. Insulation is shrunk over soldered connections using a heat gun or hair dryer.
Cut your 10″ of silver wire in half. Bend top ends of your two 5″ silver electrode wires so they can clip over the top rim of a plastic or glass cup (not metal).
About 4″ of each wire should be submerged.
Use only pure distilled water with NOTHING ADDED!
WARNING! Use ONLY pure silver (.9999 fine) electrodes. #14 gauge is the preferred thickness. Pure silver is sometimes available at electroplating supply companies. Or, ask at a jewelry store specializing in silver about who their wholesale supplier is.
Do not use sterling silver (.9275) since sterling contains copper and nickel.
NICKEL CAN BE TOXIC. (With this in mind, you may want to have a chemical analysis (assay) of your purchased silver in addition to the written word of your supplier.)