How to Make a Pocket Sized Colloidal Silver Generator.




First I would like to give a bit of material on colloidal silver, but due to the controversial nature of this substance, I am not allowed to state what is said about colloidal silver. Liability issues and the terms of service agreement. Thank You for pointing that out Kiteman.

The only personal claim I will make is that it works for me, and I feel the need to help others find it also.

I will say that, from the first comments, research it thoroughly, YOURSELF.

This is an Instructable on how to make a colloidal silver generator that can slip into your pocket and make your own colloidal silver on the run. Plus it is inexpensive, and gives a good product that is inexpensive.

I will suggest that anyone interested in using colloidal silver to research the topic thoroughly, consult a physician, and read all the good and bad things before you make up your own mind.

I have entered a couple of links here - they are not the end authorities on the subject. Their credabilities may be flawed, for some - but it is a start.

Use at your own risk and good health to you if you chosse it, or not. (Pro) (Con) (Blueman - there do not seem to be many.) ( Part 1 of 13 - try to watch all if you can.)

Step 1: Gather the Parts.

The parts for this Instructable have to come from a few different sources.

What you will need:

Distilled water. ( Any water will do as long as it is at least filtered, but distilled is best.)

Fine silver wire. This has to be 99.9% or 99.99% pure silver wire. This is getting pretty hard to find, even on the Internet. I ordered mine out of Mexico. Make sure it is pure 'fine' silver - some 'silver' doesn't even contain silver. Ask before you buy and if you still don't trust their word take it to a jeweller you know and trust. They can run a couple of tests on it to make sure. NO STERLING - the alloy of sterling is copper or nickel and colloidal nickel is not good for you in any way, shape, or form
ONLY 99.9% PURE FINE SILVER. Further on I will bring this up again, and again.

Some sort of connection block. ( You can use tape if you like)

9V battery connection. ( Buy new or out of an old toy. (Recycle #1))

Good 9V battery.

Old personal size water bottle. (Recycle #2)

Step 2: Hook It Up.

Easy as pie.

First, you don't really need all the terminal blocks for just one generator, so take a sharp knife and cut two from the end of a string of 12. ( Mine was a 12 pole terminal block.) Now you should have a 2 pole terminal block.

Slide one 6" piece of 99.9% pure fine silver into the terminal block until it can be caught by the screw when the screw is tightened. Do the same with the second so that it is protruding the exact same length from the block on the same side of the block. ( see photo.) Tighten down the two screws to secure the wires in place.

Take the 9V battery connection and strip the wire ends so there is 3/8" bare on each wire. Fold the bare wire back at the mid-point of each bare section so there is a 3/16" double of bare wire. This will give the terminal block screw more to grip on to. Insert one wire into each of the poles on the terminal opposite the 99.9% pure fine silver wires. (see photo.)

This portion is optional as it depends on the container being used, but you can bend the wires slightly so the terminal block rests on the rim of the container, outside the container. (see photo in next step also.)

Step 3: Make Some Colloidal Silver.

Now that you have the device, lets hook up the POWER!

Plug in the battery. Simple and easy.

A note here to never allow the two wires to come into contact with each other, or anything metal, when the battery is hooked up. It will short the battery and cause sparks.

Take a glass ( always glass - no plastic - no metal - just glass.) and fill it almost full of distilled water. Slide the 99.9% pure fine silver wires (I'll call them electrode from now on) into the water.

After a short time (15sec.) you will see bubbles form on the negative electrode and what seems like smoke will come from the positive electrode. This smoke-like material is silver being emitted into the water. About 0.0001 microns in size.

You will also notice that the positive electrode will start to tarnish, or turn blackish. No problem. Pull the electrodes from the water when you feel uncomfortable and wipe them off with a napkin, making sure not to allow them to touch each other. Now put them back in and continue to make colloidal silver.

You may notice that the positive electrode in the photo is getting thinner than the negative electrode. This device has about 40 hours on it with 14-AWG 99.9% pure fine silver wires. I am to the point where I will reverse the polarity of the electrodes by switching the location of the wires on the terminal block. The other electrode will than begin to emit the silver and tarnish.

The research I follow stated that this method and power should get me 1ppm (part per million) per minute of operation. I am sure that there are people will disagree, but this is what I go by because it works for me. So there.

I have heard that a strong dose is Tbsp of 5ppm per day. I have heard of 300 times that dose for years with no negative effects. You know you and yourself - you do what you are comfortable with. As long as it is 99.9% pure fine silver, I have heard of no deaths ever related to colloidal silver.

Step 4: Clean-up and Enjoy.

After you have ran the device as long as you like, take the electrodes out of the water and wipe dry.

Disconnect the battery and stroke the electrodes with the scouring pad lightly to remove all the tarnish. Now the device is ready to use the next time.

Transfer the colloidal silver into a storage bottle.

Wash out your glass and store it away.

Enjoy your colloidal silver.

I should note here that the price of pre-made colloidal silver varies, as well as the strength and suggested dosages. One ad I saw sold a 16oz. bottle (2oz per dose) of 10ppm colloidal silver for $30.00. I have heard of $20.00 per oz.. Either way it is too expensive for something you can make for pennies per glass.

Also, for the electrodes: You can replace the electrodes with 99.9% pure fine silver ingots if you have them. Just make sure they do not touch each other and the silver is the only piece of metal in the water. If a clip is in the water, the metal from the clip, or solder will dissolve also, and that is bad.

As this is more a health product please research the topic thoroughly, before using colloidal silver. Use the Internet, consult your physician, and go to the library. It is your health and it should not be played with, unless you wish it to be. You may find yourself getting quite agitated with the medical establishment, as you find the uses for the product, and its abilities, but hey. They are doing what they are taught, just as so many of us do. But, how can we trust a student, when we can't trust their teachers? When is a student better than their teachers?

Philosophy, I missed my calling.

In the end it is yours, do what you like with it. Be safe.

Live Long and Prosper.



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This comment is about Kiteman below seeing if we know what ozone generators do, as well, and implying that ozone is bad for well as one other person stating they smoke and drink and are fine, so does that mean theyre both good for you.

A) Studies on SMOG which supposedly "proved" that ozone was bad, are simply WRONG. Ozone is a form of oxygen, and this same substance after it rains, is what keeps our planet sterile and not being overgrown with mold everytime it gets wet. OZONE in smog is one of a dozen different constituents, and to say because the toxins in smog make us ill, ozone must be the bad one of the bunch, is BUNK science. Ozone is medically proven to sterilize bacteria and our bodies use 4 lbs of oxygen versus 2 pounds of food per day; which is more important?

B) Alcohol kills many many germs. Alcohol in moderation is indeed, GOOD FOR YOU.

C) Studies on smoking, have included the 2000-3000 ADDITIVE chemicals that cigarettes are laden with - they are DIRTY TAINTED STUDIES.

D) Nicotine, when burned("oxidized"), is NO LONGER NICOTINE. It is NICOTINIC ACID, which is the pharmaceutical source of VITAMIN B. Nicotinic acid is GOOD FOR YOU. Nicotine levels, nicotine studies etc are therefore all BUNK as well -- it is not the nicotine but rather the 2000 EXTRA CHEMICALS which cause the ADDICTION. If you smoke ORGANIC ADDITIVE FREE cigs you will notice in one month that the awful craving has VANISHED. You must roll your own tho, as the most famous organic brand recently bought out by the virginia monopolies, now impregnates the PAPERS used in the pre-rolled versions, to "honestly" (not) state that the TOBACCO is additive free (whilst you smoke chemicals via the papers unbeknownst!)--

E) the nicotine studies only apply to people sucking, eating, or snuffing tobacco UNBURNT. Nicotine again, simply DOES NOT SURVIVE burning intact, and changes into NICOTINIC ACID, aka Vitamin B.

:) A Mensan Science Lover who doesnt watch Brainwash TV of any sort.

3 replies

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

The french did a study that concluded smoking pure tobacco wasn't so bad, it was the additives that kill you.


Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

Sir they've done independent studies on Ozone. The fact is that it is highly oxidizing and can cause cellar death. The genetic fallacy you use is just wrong. Oxygen isn't automatically safe. further just because something has one good quality doesn't mean it is good for you. Molten iron protects us from the solar wind, doesn't mean you should take it internally.


Question 10 months ago on Step 3

I bought distilled water with ozone. Is this ok?


10 years ago on Introduction

I took out the claims: The following is a partial list of the more than 650 diseases that colloidal silver has been reputed to be successful against: acne, AIDS, allergies, appendicitis, arthritis, athlete's foot, bladder inflammation, blood parasites, blood poisoning, boils, burns, cancer, candida, cholera, colitis, conjunctivitis, cystitis, dermatitis, diabetes, dysentery, eczema, fibrositis, gastritis, gonorrhea, hay fever, herpes, impetigo, indigestion, keratitis, leprosy, leukemia, lupus, lymphangitis, Lyme disease, malaria, meningitis, neurasthenia, parasitic infections: viral, fungal and bacterial pneumonia, pleurisy, prostate, pruritus ani, psoriasis, purulent opthalmia, rhinitis, rheumatism, ringworm, scarlet fever, septic conditions of the eyes, ears, mouth, and throat, seborrhea, septicemia, shingles, skin cancer, staphylococcus and streptococcus infections, stomach flu, syphilis, thyroid, tuberculosis, tonsillitis, toxemia, trachoma, all forms of virus, warts, whooping cough, yeast infection, stomach ulcer, canine parovirus and other veterinary uses, and fungal and viral attacks on plants. If you are still pessimistic about it, try it on an old plant that is diseased. Just don't buy it if you have the material to make it. It costs way to much money to buy it.

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Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

Two points:

> "reputed" is only close to "proof" if you rip a lot of pages out of the dictionary.

> testing it on a plant isn't even in the earliest stages of a medical trial - if you drink something because it's good for the roses, then there are miracle cures oozing out of compost heaps across the world.


Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

Why not see what is said by the US Paternt Office who patented this device.
try reading this if you can: But first remember if it is stated as a cure they would take this off the market because your friend FDA will not be getting the billions of dollars they strive so hard to get by keeping us well..  Actually you are worth money sick than well so we are not allowed to get will or they will lose theri allowances.
Also the Doctors (and i worked for many) Want to keep us "managably ill"   If we get better they lose customers.

As far as the blue thing, There are millions of people who take it in proper amounts and have only had good things happen, me included, I no longer have lupus.
Colloidal Silver is an antibiotic, if those people that turned blue abused the product, it is not supposed to be taken everyday for years.  That is what they said they did, and they rubbed it on the skin at the same time.

I wonder what would happen to you if you took a real antibiotic every day for ten or more years double and triple the dose ?  I think you probably die, I would rather be blue than DEAD.


Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

The Patent Office will patent anything - it does not have to actually work (they patented a faster-than-light space ship powered by diodes for goodness' sake!)

How long did you have to take the silver before the lupus cleared up?

What other treatments were you also taking?

The comment about "managably ill" clearly shows where you are coming from here - I dare say your CS materials are filed next to the documentation for the 300mpg carburettor and the HHO Overunity generator...


Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

Why do you care or are you just someone that likes to argue.  This conversation is over. I will ignore any further replies from you.
Thanks you


Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

I assume you'll read this: Since you asked questions, I presume you want answers.

I care because I object to people being taken in by woowoo.  Must be something to do with me being a science teacher.


Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

If you are  science teacher you should have the facility and equipment to test this on your own. And i say on your own because if you tell your co workers they will likely try to stop you, as you are me.

Take the time and try it in a petri dish and prove without a doubt to yourself. Also, remember to try and not sub-consciously sabotage your own experiments. Give it an honest go. Please.


Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

Please pay attention:

I have never stated that this method will not work to produce colloidal silver.

What I have been doing is pointing out the established facts: colloidal silver has no medical benefits, and instead causes cumulative, irreparable damage.

I also have particular problems with the wording of the last main paragraph of your write-up; you tell people to research the subject before putting their health at risk, then you tell them not to trust the people who know (and have properly checked) the facts of the matter.

The colloidal silver nonsense is a prime example of one of the more physically dangerous conspiracy myths.   I'll bet you have a Hulda zapper and an ozone generator as well...


Reply 3 years ago

Well, here we are 6 years later and now it is common knowledge that colloidal silver is an excellent antibiotic and works on many of the 'drug resistant' infections. Even in your time, 2010 and decades earlier burn ointments and acne scrubs used infused silver for it's antibiotic properties. Are you afraid of it because it's not in the establishment's list of patented medicines? Are you so lazy you won't do a little easy research?


Reply 3 years ago

That same "common knowledge" was also "common knowledge six years ago.

The basic biochemistry has not changed - silver kills bacteria on contact.

Let me quote another comment I made four years ago, which you seem to have missed:

Drinking a suspension of the colloidal form will, at best, harm a small
proportion of your natural intestinal fauna. It will have absolutely no
effect on infections in any other part of the body.

The many
claims of its effectiveness against diseases are only verifiable in
vitro, when the microbes can be forced into direct physical contact with
the particles of silver, much as they are in open wounds covered by
silver-impregnated band-aids, or sweaty skin dressed in
silver-impregnated clothing.

This is nothing to do with "fear", other than a broad concern that more and more people are falling for unverified claims for products that have not been subjected to any kind of rigorous testing, promoted by individuals or groups that have, for reasons best known to themselves, somehow decided that centuries of scientific progress can be completely ignored if you throw in words like "natural" or "holistic", or because somebody behind a keyboard is trying to make a few dollars off of somebody else's fears of properly-trained medical professionals.

Again, as I posted some time ago, the EPA has established that there is no lower level for colloidal silver toxicity - that is, there is no dose of colloidal silver that can be guaranteed to be safe for human consumption.

Tim TempleKiteman

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

Do you have any curiosity as to whether it actually kills bacteria and viruses? And does so safely? Obviously you like to experiment....

Here's a website to show CS's safety:

KitemanTim Temple

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

Oh, I know that silver kills bacteria and viruses, but its on direct contact with the micro-organism.

Drinking a suspension of the colloidal form will, at best, harm a small proportion of your natural intestinal fauna. It will have absolutely no effect on infections in any other part of the body.

The many claims of its effectiveness against diseases are only verifiable in vitro, when the microbes can be forced into direct physical contact with the particles of silver, much as they are in open wounds covered by silver-impregnated band-aids, or sweaty skin dressed in silver-impregnated clothing.

As for your quoted website, it represents a body with no official recognition that I can find, and the way it deals with dose-levels is highly suspect, swapping around between milligrams, ppm and "drops" willy-nilly, attempting to gloss over the fact that, if you stick with the original EPA-defined RfD of 5E-3 mg/kg/day means that any dose over half a milligram is considered unsafe for consumption by an average-sized human.

It also [falsely] implies that there is no "cut-and-dried" upper level at which silver ingestion becomes toxic, when in fact the data says there is no lower limit, meaning that there is, according to the EPA, no safe dose of metallic colloidal silver.


Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

I'm no fan of taking silver colloid internally myself, but I have to point out that the limitation of it only killing things with which it has direct contact is true of any such compound, including antibiotics. The question then is whether or not it's absorbed and circulated, which, if it wasn't, it wouldn't turn you blue in cases of high doses of large particles... So it will likely have at least some effect on blood infections, the question being whether it produces a significant effect before or after the dosage reaches toxic levels.

The safety of ingesting silver seems to depend quite a lot on particle size and composition. Silver nitrates are both highly toxic and potentially explosive, while silver oxide and silver iodide have quite low toxicity and are eliminated from the body over time. Silver compounds are used in treatment of heavy metal poisoning because they displace the more toxic elements back into the bloodstream where the body can eliminate them and then are gradually eliminated themselves.

I'm not finding any studies with results about silver ions (which is what this machine should make if properly current-limited, see some of the other comments) but silver ionization is one of the methods used by NASA for water purification due to high effectiveness and safety and low weight... So it should be safe to drink, and monatomic ions should be small enough to be eliminated from the body and not build up in the skin. So it's unlikely that you'll kill or brain-damage yourself with this thing -- it just might or might not actually cure any diseases for you. If you've got something that's "incurable" though, it might be worth a shot.


Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

"Colloidal silver" is not "silver ions".

Colloidal silver is a suspension of fine, but solid particles. Ions are found in solution, with a partner, negative ion (typically nitrate).

They are very different substances, and have different effects on the body - silver nitrate is corrosive and toxic, extremely destructive of mucous membranes. If consumed in trace, non-corrosive amounts, it results in the development of argyria much more quickly than colloidal silver.


Reply 3 years ago

The Rice University Found IONS in traditional nanoparticle colloidal silver., which contradicts everything nanoparticle producers have said about ionic silver and accusing others as being ionic when they themselves have silver ions.

The only way to make metallic ions is through a chemical process.

This means that when they are making the nanoparticle colloidal silver there remains unconverted silver ions, and I would suspect that there would also be unconverted atomic particles as well.