Below is a list of production components that will support your Colloidal Silver production.
We realize that many of these items you will have in your own home, and are available to you. You've no doubt viewed our Generators pages and seen how easily you can produce your own small-particle colloidal silver at home.
But if you are lacking any items, and you're ready to get started right away, the production components below will support your production process.
"Silva-Cap" Jar Caps
We love our very simple Silva-Cap idea. It's made making colloidal silver so simple, and so easy!
So, do you already own your own silver rods, electric transformer and jars? All you need is one of our Caps to make your production simpler!
Available in both "Standard Jar" size and "Wide-Mouth Jar" size.
Air Tube accesses are designed for 1/4" O.D. vinyl tubing.
Air Hose Support Tubes are 5/16" I.D.
(Please don't forget to select the style of canning jar that you use, so that we can send you the correct Silva-Cap size.)
See Descriptions of each Silver-Cap style below.
"I wanted to write you to tell you how incredibly easy you have made my colloidal silver production by using your Silva-Cap. I cannot believe how much simpler and mess-free it is to make my silver! Thank You!" -- Frances M., Jasper, AR
This cap is the very basic in our line. Two rubber supports allow you to push in your own silver rods (for either 14g or 12g rods).
Push the silver rods up from the bottom through the rubber supports until approximately 1/4" of silver rod appears. Then, just screw the Silva-Cap onto your jarful of distilled water, attach your transformer alligator clips to your exposed silver rods, and you're ready to go!
"Basic Silva-Cap with Air Tube Agitator access and Air Relief opening"
This Silva-Cap is designed to accommodate an air pump agitator, allowing you to produce extremely high-quality small-silver colloidal silver at home because you are agitating the water.
You'll begin by installing your silver rods from underneath the cap, pushing them through the two rubber support holes until roughly 1/4" of silver rod appears. Next, screw your Silva-Cap onto your jarful of distilled water. Then, insert your air hose almost all the way to the bottom of the jar to agitate the water. Leave the remaining hole open for pumped-in air to escape.
"Basic Silva-Cap with Air Tube Air Agitator access and Air Relief openings, with Air Hose Support Tube"
This Silva-Cap design will also accommodate an air pump agitator, but has the added feature of a rigid NSF rate, PVC tube attached to the cap.
What is the purpose of the Air Hose Support Tube? Often when agitating the water with an air pump, slipping the hose into the jar can disturb and move the rods, often interrupting the level of quality of your colloidal silver production by causing the rods to move into a less than optimal location. The rigid tube keeps the air tube stationery during production.
This Silva-Cap design will support 2 silver rods (either 14g or 12g). Simply push the rods through the holes in the rubber supports from underneath the cap until approximately 1/4" of the rods appear. Fill your jar with distilled water. Screw the cap onto the jar. Attach the alligator clips from the transformer to the silver rods showing through the supports, and plug in your transformer.
Push one end of the NSF-safe vinyl tubing onto the end of the air pump. Push the other end of the air hose through the larger of the two remaining holes on the Jar Cap that is installed with clear, PVC pipe. (The pipe is made from hospital lab/ food-grade safe PVC.) Slip the air hose all the way to the end of the tube so that air bubbles enter the water (and not travel back up the tube). The remaining unused hole in the Jar Cap allows for the air pumped into the jar to escape.
. . ."I LOVE the Silva lid you came up with!!!!!"
Got Pure Silver???
You know that you can't make great colloidal silver without very pure silver.
Our silver is .9999 pure (99.99% pure!).
Please be wary of WAY underpriced "pure" silver rods. Silver is truly one item that can be said that you'll get what you pay for. Do you realize that visually you cannot tell the difference between .999 silver and .9999 silver? Yet, the .9999 silver is 10x more pure than .999. So, if you're getting .9999 silver at the same price as .999, or if you are seeing 12-gauge silver rods at the same price as 14-gauge (12-gauge is larger, thus containing more silver weight, and is usually much more expensive), please be cautious.
We purchase our silver from an extremely reliable, highly reputable source. And .9999 silver is the purest available, thus producing the safest and most effective colloidal silver product. I only use the purest silver available, and urge you to do the same.
Two 6-inch long 14-guage rods of .9999 pure silver, the purest silver available to us here in the US on the market today.This is the length of rod that we recommend for both pint and quart canning jars. (For pint jars, either cut one of the 6" rods into two 3" rods, or curl the 6" rods into a "J" shape.) Comes complete with 3M green scouring pad to clean silver rods before and after use, and tips for care and use.
Price: $25.00 per pair
(4) 9" .9999 Pure Silver Rods: $69
Required for the 1-Gallon Generator
A laser pointer is perhaps the best way that I use to determine if my small-particle colloidal silver process is complete. When I shine the laser beam through the width of the jar and see a solid, though somewhat translucent beam, I know my colloidal silver is ready.
So, why do I use a laser pointer, and not a TDS meter? I discuss the issues surrounding the lack of reliability of a TDS meter on my FAQ: Production page. It will be helpful to you if you read this page to take in the discoveries and facts surrounding a TDS meter used in the production of small-particle silver.
This is a great tool to have on hand to verify your colloidal silver process. Red pocket laser pointer tested and ready to use, with (2) AAA batteries installed.
Low Voltage Transformers
A low-voltage transformer should be the top item on your list to own to produce colloidal silver, along with use of high-quality pure silver, of course.
Transformers are EVERYWHERE. You probably have a dozen or so sitting around the house, from old cell phones, old printers and other devices.
My new favorite voltage is 24V, 500ma, because I have been most happy with my nanoparticle colloidal end result using a 24-volt transformer. I also discuss levels of voltages on the FAQ: Production page.
I formerly only used a 12V transformer, but I discovered how much time I could save when using a 24V transformer. So, now we're also offering 24V, 500ma DC transformers. You'll be able to cut production time in half with 24V instead of 12V! We strongly recommend that when using a 24V transformer that you are also agitating the water. This will ensure a clean end result at the end of the production period.
And that's why we are offering them here. If you can't come up with one at home, we have a great one that has a long cord and alligator clips that connects directly to your silver rods.
Price of 12V, 500ma transformer: $11.95
24V, 500ma Transformer
You can cut your production time in half with this 24V transformer!
Price of 24V, 500ma transformer: $16.95
Alligator Clips for your Low Voltage Transformer
So you have a transformer, but you need the alligator clips to attach to your silver.
These alligator clips are designed to be crimped on, but from experience I've discovered that unless you have a crimper, it can be a real challenge to attach them tightly enough to create a solid connection. So they also have a screw terminal too. All you'll really need to do is slide the stripped wire through the opening in the end of the alligator clip, wrap it around the screw, and then tighten the screw. Just make sure everything is tight so that you get a good current of low-voltage electricity.
Price: $1.50 per pair
12" Leads with Alligator Clips on Both Ends
Making Colloidal Silver Production with 9V Batteries So Much Simpler!
If you're making colloidal silver with 9-volt batteries, you know it can be a real challenge to find a way to connect your 9V batteries to your silver product.
That's why we came up with these leads for our own colloidal silver production when using 9V batteries, and make them available to you.
These leads are 18g copper stranded wire, 12" long, with alligator clips installed on both ends.
Price: $5.95 per pair
Air Pump "Water Agitator"
Adding an air pump to agitate the distilled water during the small-particle colloidal silver production process was the final key for me in producing quality, stable highest-particle colloidal silver.
I had read about the power of agitating the water in improving the end result of home colloidal silver production, but I didn't realize how dramatically the quality would improve.
Agitating the water does several important things. It reduces the amount of ionic silver while low-voltage current passes through the water, while generating a very high level of tiny 1nm to 2nm suspended colloidal particles. Therefore, you will notice that your colloidal silver solution will remain clear over time, and not turn yellow to amber in color. You will not have "plating" occurring in the bottom of your jar. And you will have very little silver oxide "clumps" forming on the negative rod.
This also means that the small-particle colloidal silver remains quite stable. And given that you are actually reducing the amount of ionic silver, you'll have a much higher colloidal small-particle product.
The addition of an air pump to "bubble" or agitate the water will convert your home-produced colloidal silver to highest-quality, stable small-particle collodial silver. This device is simply a "must-have" for your colloidal silver production. Read about the dramatic difference agitating the distilled water during home production can have on your product by visiting our FAQs: Production page. I'm a believer in adding this process to your Colloidal Silver production process.
You can expect your ppm reading with a PWT meter to increase up to 3% to 5% within the first fews days of production when agitating the water with an air bubbler. Some of the particles are silver oxide, which will revert to ionic silver during this period. However, as you will see on our FAQs: Production page, after tests performed 21 days after production on collodial silver produced with our generators, a dramatically high level of 1nm to 2nm particles are still present in the solution.
I have found Colloidal Silver Generators online that have a pump built in for about $400. You don't need to spend $400 to get this level of quality. Go out and buy a small aquarium pump and accomplish the same thing, or you can buy one from us below. 3' of clear vinyl NSF tubing is attached to the pump so you can begin using this pump immediately.
Battery-Powered Air Pump "Water Agitator"
Yes, this is the item you need if you have your own conventional, battery-operated colloidal silver system, and you want to make the jump to producing small-particle colloidal silver.
We offer a complete, battery-powered generator system on this website, but if you have been producing colloidal silver with batteries, or are already set up to keep a battery powered system on hand, you need to have available to you the capability of producing small-particle colloidal silver. You really need to invest in this product.
We've taken the basic pump product, and added these features:
- 36" of clear vinyl tubing installed
- 2 hose clips to make storing your tubing with the air pump simpler
- Velcro strips on bottom so you may attach this unit to any existing conventional colloidal silver unit
- 2 "D" batteries installed
We know that many generator websites are offering timers with their generators. So we're offering a very reasonably priced, versatile timer here.
We feel this is the best designed timer for our use because the plug receptacle is in the front. This will allow you to plug in both your standard cord plugs, along with your 12V or 24V transformers for your colloidal silver production.
This design works really well with our "Little Black Box" nanoparticle colloidal silver generator, because all you need do is plug in the single cord end, set your time for production, and walk away.
In case you are producing by the conventional low-voltage method, this timer will allow you to plug in your transformer with no problems with space.
One-Gallon Production Jar with our own High-Volume Generator Silva-Cap
We're offering this one-gallon production jar with our uniquely designed one-gallon small-particle colloidal silver generator Silva-Cap. This production jar and Silva-Cap is intended for those who require high-volume production components, along with the unique efficiency and simplicity of our own Silva-Caps to make production easier.
We're sending the jar with the cap because, as you may already have discovered, there's no "universal" gallon jar cap (unlike quart-size canning jars). So we include the jar with the Siva-Cap, so that everything fits, and your high volume small-particle colloidal silver production will go smoothly and efficiently.
Plug Adapters for European and Australian Customers
We're offering a wide variety of plug adapters to adapt to European and Australian electrical receptacles. All these plug adapters will accept the 2-prong USA transformer plug.
(A) Australain 2 Round Pin: $3.50
(B) Australian 3-Pin Grounded: $6.50
(C) UK 3-Pin Grounded: $6.50
(D) German Round Pin Grounded: $6.50
(E) Round Pin Grounded: $6.50
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