More information and
things to consider:
A question that seems to come up frequently these
days, is whether or not the Colloid Silver Master is a constant current device.
The answer is: yes, but it is more complex than that. To call it simply a
constant current device does not justly describe the complexity of the
process. The current and voltage is adjusted to the optimal levels by the
device. It also monitors the solution and automatically shuts off at the
approximate parts per million it is adjusted to by the user.
Colloid Silver Master does produce a constant current, that is also modulated.
Don't be fooled by the misinformation out there, and those that try to get
you to believe that all colloidal processes are basically the same. Not
true! A simple 9 volt battery operated unit, or units with simple cheap
linear power supplies and no true control cannot be compared to the
Colloid Silver Master. These folks are selling you $ 5.00-$15.00 worth of parts
slapped together and sold for $ 35.00 to $ 80.00, do you believe you are
getting a deal?
There are apparently marketers of products that sit
on top of a glass etc. that are a very simple 9 volt battery design with
no control over the type of colloid that is produced, they try to get you
to think that it is a superior process if there are no wires to hook up.
What is more important is whether or not the proper amount of voltage and
amperage is reaching the electrodes at a given stage in the process,
regardless of how the electrodes connect to the colloidal silver
The conductivity of the liquid changes throughout
the process because the conductivity of the water increases as more silver
is dispersed into the liquid (water). If the equipment is not designed to
compensate for these changes the size of the particles will not be
consistent. We typically spend more money on the parts that we use to make
our generators than others are charging for the retail cost of the simple
generators they are selling.
Regarding stirring, the Colloid Silver Master (R) employs a
bi-directional current pattern to the electrodes. This causes the
particles to be moved into the solution without the use of a stirrer. We
addressed this issue long before others even thought to consider it.
Research in this regard is on going.
sell a cheap unit, we don't because we believe that it is too important
that we provide the best possible equipment, at the best price. Our
colloidal silver generator is not cheap, it is inexpensive relative to the
cost of parts and workmanship and general cost of doing business. We only
sell a quality device backed by our 30 day money back guarantee and 3 year
parts and workmanship warranty.
Colloid Silver Master Overview
Our goal has been to create a colloidal silver
generator (scientific instrument designed for dispersing metals into
liquids) that produces consistently small silver particles. Below is a
brief description of the Colloid Silver Master. To make a long story short, it is
a sophisticated device that is simple to operate. It has an adjustable
Parts per million / shut off dial. The Colloid Silver Master starts by simply
pressing a button, then forget about it. It will shut it's self off when
the process is done.
Colloid Silver Master incorporates a built in water quality test function.
The Colloid Silver Master Colloidal silver generator,
monitors the condition of the liquid throughout the process, once the
proper PPM is reached it shuts off automatically. The user chooses the PPM
setting. The Colloid Silver Master is adjustable, it does not use a simple
timer or a meter for manual shut off. The professional design
incorporates complicated features into it's circuit design that
automatically modulate the current in order to create superior
Colloid Silver Master makes one quart batches as a standard size batch. The user
could also make 8 ounces or a gallon. What will change will be the amount
of time required to make the colloid, surface area of electrodes needed
(length), and distance between the electrodes. We have had success in
making one Gallon batches using a 1 1/2" inch distance between electrodes.
Experimentation is possible with the Colloid Silver Master.
Although we have established a recommended electrode distance and amounts
of water used, it will allow for changes in the process.
This image shows where the electrode
wires connect using spring loaded terminal connectors. The wall
transformer power supply plugs into the coaxial plug on the back of the
Colloid Silver Master.
The wall transformer power supply
typical electrode set up
It is not necessary to use lab glass to make colloid with
the Colloid Silver Master. It was designed so that it can be used with a common
canning jar. Standard jars made by Ball (R), Mason (R), Kerr (R), Atlas
etc. all work well.
Note: Do not use wide mouth
jars, a standard jar as we suggest has a 2 1/2 inch opening at the top.
Notice the electrodes are placed on opposite sides of the jar. The
electrode contact wires are pre installed into the Colloid Silver Master with
copper clips on the ends for attachment to the electrodes. Notice a small
tab of the electrode faces outward to attach to (See picture above). The
tab can also point downward and may ease keeping the electrodes straight
down in the jar once the electrode wires are attached.
The dial of the Colloid Silver Master goes from 1 to 10, this does not represent
parts per million, the Colloid Silver Master comes with an example PPM chart that
illustrates approximate PPM. below is the correlation to parts per
million. Recent tests show that using 32 ounces of
water that the recommended PPM production range for the Colloid Silver Master
Model 777 Universal AC is 5 to 20 PPM.
indicates from 1 to 10 so that it is not locked into use for silver only,
experimentation with other metals such as zinc and copper for example. The
automatic shut off feature is not expected to function the same for other
metals. Our focus has been with regard to silver.
Based on research, it has been our long standing opinion that the
optimal range for silver is 13.5 to 17 PPM. There are many factors that we
took into consideration when making this decision, including; stability,
quality and integrity. Silver dispersion is in our opinion, is in essence
saturated at 13.5 to 17 PPM, although higher PPM can be forced or
attained, our research has convinced us that forcing higher PPM may
compromise the quality, stability or integrity, and in effect causes it to
be less balanced.
If you are interested in monitoring the PPM of the colloid you produce
with the Colloid Silver Master the most precise way is with proper lab equipment,
although a quick relatively accurate and inexpensive way is to use a
(pure water test) meter.
meter (by Hanna Instruments etc.) measures conductivity, this data is then
interpolated to reflect the parts per million. Although there is no
inexpensive device that directly measures ppm, we have found that this
method is a very reliable method to approximate the ppm. It is accurate to
within 2 percent full scale. The interpolation of the conductivity to PPM
translates to approximately less than 1 PPM full scale regarding accuracy.
sensible method to validate your meter and the strength of the dispersion,
is, once you are accustomed to using the equipment, and know what the most
common setting is that you use, then send a sample in to a lab to
determine PPM of silver. The reason is, the meter is an inexpensive spot
check technique, accurate lab tests range from $ 35 - $ 200 per sample.
The Hanna PWT meter it is more sensitive to ions, and the solution is a
combination of ions and particles. Both particles and ions register by the
meter, but at differing values. Therefore water quality and other factors
effect the overall results.
do most research with the Colloid Silver Master using setting 5.5 but we also use
settings 5, 6, and on occasion setting 7. Gallons are usually made at
setting 7 or 8 with a 1 1/2 inch electrode distance.
How long does it take to produce the colloid?
The normal range of time it takes to produce colloid
is 3 to 8 hours. You will get to know what to expect after making several
batches, and with experience over time. The manual explains this in more
required to produce a colloid at the same setting may vary slightly from
one use to the next, even when using the same water, but the resulting
colloid is predictable, small particle size is maintained and as a result
the dispersion is relatively stable. The PPM is very repeatable. We have
batches in storage from over a year ago that has remained the same as when
it was stored, or at least to within the accuracy of the PWT meter,
approximately 1 PPM variance.
mentioned before, the Colloid Silver Master functions the same way every time it
is used, however; there are other factors to consider. Changes in
environmental conditions effect the process such as ionization in the air
that is transferred to the container during the process,
well as forms of energy directed at Earth from solar events. That is
why we do not use a timer, we have found that, in order to maintain small
particles and to force unwanted byproducts created during the process out
of the sol a precise adaptive process is required.
During the process there is water and silver
interacting with current, silver atoms are dispersed into the water also
some silver combines directly with oxygen (silver oxide) the dark color on
the electrodes. Some silver also combines directly with hydrogen, and
appears as a silver white substance. The Colloid Silver Master is designed to
allow the unwanted particles to accumulate and fall out of suspension to
the bottom of the container. There will also be accumulation onto the
electrodes. The finished colloid should be filtered using filter paper.
Filter sources are included in the manual. The electrodes are cleaned
before each new batch using the included cleaning pad.
Colloid Silver Master was designed to be used with a common canning jar. Lab
glass is expensive and not required for this process. When the electrodes
are suspended into the jar by the rim of the jar, and the electrodes are
on opposite sides of the jar, there is then a 2 1/2 inch distance between
them. The process will speed up considerably if the distance is reduced to
two inches. This can be accomplished using a plastic lid that fits the
jar, such as from a mayonnaise jar, cutting 3/4 inch slits in the lid at a
distance of 2 inches apart. Each electrode can then be slid into the jar
and a distance of 2 inches, or other experimental
for different metals can be maintained.
are the reasons that production time can vary?
Production time and parts per million in general
will vary primarily due to factors such as water quality, power source,
having the jar too close to 110 - 220 Volt AC power lines or anything that
creates moving magnetic fields such as a 220 Volt AC motors e.g. clothes
dryer etc.. Surprisingly one of the biggest concerns is the SUN, in
particular solar events. This may seem odd at first, however; we have
monitored numerous solar events that correlate to observed changes in the
colloidal production time and resulting colloid for more than five years
at the time of this writing.
The phase of the Moon may have
an effect on colloidal silver production. Please read:
Influence on the Electrochemical Production of Colloidal Silver
events are a big issue, especially during this time. This is due to the
fact that we are in an extended solar maximum period, the sun is sending
lots of high speed particles such as x-rays our way. We have noticed that
if the events are very dramatic, the process as well as the colloid can be
effected. It is easy to visually identify the effects caused by solar
occurrences such as coronal mass ejection that are directed to and effect
Earth. This is discussed in the manual.
You can monitor the solar events yourself here: Here
are some links for you to access a very good data base for monitoring
solar events and the geomagnetic field:
SPACEWEATHER An indication
of observable phenomena radiating from the Sun, the center of our solar
Current Solar Activity
the use of salt
We do not use salt for colloid production, it causes
variations in the process and the resulting colloid / dispersion that our
opinion is undesirable. Instead we suggest the addition of 2 to 3 ounces
of previously made colloid to the fresh water before starting a new batch,
this will decrease the time needed to complete the process. Using
previously made colloid as a STARTER is the optimal method. The use of
previously made colloid as a starter will take less time for the process
to be complete, but does not generally increase PPM.
About heating the water
Heating the water is not required with the Colloid Silver Master, it is designed to work at room temperature approximately 72
degrees F, this allows the process to proceed as it is designed to.
Maintaining a warmer temperature, such as on a coffee mug warmer is known
to speed the process.
Important information about colloid production!
It is best to keep the clear glass canning
jar container or lab glass that the colloid is being made in a dark place
or covered to protect it from exposure to light.
The process seems to be taking too long, how can
I check how close it is to being finished?
While the process is active the green Processing
light (led) will be on. The process is complete when the green light goes
off and the red Process Finished light (led) goes on. To check the
progress of the process you can turn the PPM adjustment dial down toward
the number one setting on the dial and note where the GREEN light goes
off. If the green light goes off with only a very slight movement of the
dial it is so close to completion that when this happens we stop the
process and consider it done. If you find that it still has a way to go,
it is a good idea to clean the electrodes, reset the dial to the desired
PPM setting then press the start button to restart the process.
What happens when the process is complete?
The colloid will go through a dispersion process
during the first 36 hours after being made approximately). During this
time the particles create stable associations, at completion the particles
are in a stable state, relatively. It is important of particular
importance to keep the colloid out of the light while it is processing and
for approx. 36 hours afterward. Storage of the finished product should be
in a clear glass container kept in a dark location, amber glass or a
ceramic container that does not allow any light through.
How do I know the distilled water I use to make
the colloid is pure?
Since the Colloid Silver Master was designed in essence to monitor PPM, it
can be used to pre test water quality. To test the distilled water simply
fill the jar with water, place the electrodes into the water and suspended
from the rim each electrode on opposite sides of the jar. Plug the Colloid Silver Master into the power, turn the PPM adjuster to the highest setting, press
the start button, then turn the dial down toward the lowest numbered
setting and observe where the green light goes out. It is best if the
green light does not go off, this means the water is as pure as possible.
Trouble shooting: The green light (process
running LED) won't stay on, why?
As described in the water test above, the Colloid Silver Master knows if the water is pure or not, if the dial is turned to the
highest setting and when the green start button is pressed the green light
goes on while the button is pressed, but it then goes off when you take
your finger off of the start button. This normally indicates either highly
contaminated water, rarely a dysfunctional unit.
solution is to first confirm water quality with a PWT tester, or try
another brand of water. If you are using your own distiller replace the
(polishing) filter. The polishing filter is the carbon filter most often
located in the spout of the distiller. How can I be sure it is not the
Colloid Silver Master that is the problem?
test is power up, with the electrode wires NOT attached to the electrodes,
plug power supply in to the Colloid Silver Master, the red test light should go
on to show proper functioning. Press start. If you find that the green
light will not stay on, and the electrodes wires are not touching each
other, nor are connected to the electrodes, then the unit may not be
working properly. If the green light stays on, then the problem is almost
certainly the water quality. Remember, use only distilled water.
If you want to talk to a live person call customer support (780)
662-3309. If you have questions before buying feel free to give us a call.
You can rest assured you will always have any problem fixed or replaced in
a timely fashion.
The Colloid Silver Master standard electrodes are 6 X
1/2 Inch 99.9 pure fine silver. Each set of electrodes will last several
years under normal use. An expected amount is 75 - 100 quarts per set of
electrodes (at higher settings). Electrodes will last for years, depends
on setting used, amount made and how often. Example only!
About the color of colloidal silver?
There is a lot of information about colloidal
silver on the web from both sides of the fence, that is often not backed
by true knowledge. There are numerous issues we could address. Let's start
with the issue about the color that colloidal silver should be. Some say
it should be clear, some say it should be deep gold to amber or even a
reddish tint in higher PPM states. What is being over looked is what type
of these potential colloids produce the best results for a given purpose.
We are most interested in research that focuses on the destruction of
pathogens. keeping the colloid at low PPMs to avoid or eliminate potential
toxicity issues, yet at optimal levels for pathogen destruction is the
objective for serious research.
Due to ongoing research, we are convinced that a colloidal silver that has
a negative surface plasmon absorption band is the best for these purposes.
To make sense of the colloidal silver color issue
I will quote from a paper by "Paul Mulvaney - Berich Strahlenchemie, Hahn-Meiter
institut, D - 1000, berlin, 39, Germany" Titled " Colloidal Silver:
Charge-Transfer Process and Photochemistry"
"In this report we present some recent results on
charge-transfer and chemisorbtion process on colloidal silver. It has been
found that the surface plasmon absorption band of colloidal silver, which
is responsible for the yellow color of silver sols, is very sensitive to
changes in the state of the colloid surface."
"The positively charged sols have a yellow-brown
color, while negatively charged sol particles are a pale yellow.)"
" The absorption band maxima is shifted to
shorter wavelengths when the particle becomes negatively polarized. Thus,
the optical spectrum can, in principle, be used to determine whether a
silver sol is negatively or positively polarized." "One difficulty is to
determine the wavelength of the absorption maximum when silver is
uncharged (i.e., at the so-called plasma null point or PNP.)" [End quote]
Colloidal silver can appear to be light yellow to
yellow-brown, not because of excessive oxidation as is sometimes reported,
the consideration is the surface plasmon absorption band polarization. The
color is due to the light refraction of the yellow to yellow brown part of
the light spectrum. Colloidal silver can also appear as a clear solution
such as when the colloid is uncharged, referred to as " stoichiometric".
It is possible for contaminants or oxidation to
be a factor regarding the color of colloidal silver, however; generally
speaking the colors described above are a result of polarized charge
contained in the surface plasmon absorption band, not contaminants or
Another issue that takes a beating on the
Internet is particle size and metallic state. There are comments made that
colloidal silver if it is not clear is a toxic heavy metal, however the
truth of the matter these comments are not backed by provable data. The
truth is, science is not as clear about this issue as some suggest.
Quoting again from the above source "A quantitative understanding of
size-dependent changes in the surface plasmon absorption band may
eventually permit us to decide at what point silver clusters become
metallic." [End quote]
As you can see from the above information that,
although science has established theory regarding issues about various
states of matter, the truth is, the lines are not as clear as you might
expect. In particular metals that fall into the category of elements know
as the transitional group, (such as silver) are very anomalous, in that,
they have attributes that are drastically different when in the atomic or
sub-micron colloidal state, than when crystallized into the common
metallic form. Science is not in agreement about where the line is drawn
between one state and another, science is in search of ways to quantify
with accuracy at what point colloidal silver clusters are considered
Our difficulty at the moment is to attempt to
give the reader an understanding of why we have chosen the process that we
use. We have reason to believe that that a wide range of particle sizes
should be considered. Apparently nano-clusters of silver have electrons
are actively in motion on the surface of the particle, this causes the
particles to attract water molecules which result in changes to the water
its self, such as a reduction in surface tension, and the potential for
structuring of the water molecules. The human body requires a reduced
surface tension of water in order to absorb nutrients and expel waste. The
water that surrounds cells has a surface tension of approximately 45
dynes. Unfortunately tap water is normally about 70 dynes, that means the
body has to reduce the surface tension of the water in order for it to be
used effectively to feed and cleanse the cells.
Our first goal is to create a dispersion that has
a reduced surface tension, which is noted to be a phenomena of particles
smaller than the normal metallic state. Again to make sense of this I will
quote the above source. " The onset of plasmon absorption is considered to
delineate the boundary between non-metallic and metallic behavior.
Clusters are characterized by sharp absorption bands and the absence of
In simple terms, the point at which the metallic
behavior is determined is that the particles do not have "collective
oscillations" also referred to as Brownian motion, the attribute that
allows the particles to be suspended in the sol. A sharp plasmon band does
not refract the yellow color as the smaller than metallic polarized
The exact reason that certain types of colloidal
silver have been reported to kill pathogens is not yet fully determined
scientifically. Our tests and observations to date, lead us to believe
that the reduced surface tension allows the particles easy entrance into
cells as one consideration. The observed selective destruction of
pathogens is another issue that needs consideration. The most likely
explanation will address photoelectron emission by sub-micron silver
particles, chemisorption, the presence of negative hydrogen ions and
Oxidation / Reduction Potential (ORP) existing in the negative range.
In other words the process for selective pathogen
destruction resulting in potential antibiotic type effects will likely be
found to be a result of combined features, such as decreased surface
tension, which allows the particles to easily move into the surrounding
cell fluid, or into the cell. The presence of photoelectron emission that
may be found to emit a type of energy likely to be hostile to pathogens
but desirable to healthy cells. Chemisorption of anions or other energies
effecting pathogens in such a way that it result in the instability or
destruction of the pathogen structure or processes. Other considerations
could be the effects of zeta potential or other yet to be recognized
energies emitted from the colloidal particles as well as the influence and
presence of negative hydrogen ions on the surface of the colloidal silver
clusters, especially as they relate to the attraction, structuring of
water molecules and decreased Oxidation/Reduction Potential (ORP).
As you can see, the issues involved are more
complex than some who have not considered these matters would have you
believe. The few comments made here are greatly simplified for this
I hope the above information has helped to
clarify some of the issues and concepts involved.
Colloid Silver Master ™
Colloidal Silver Generator
Colloid Silver Master Model 777 AC
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