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The unit is supplied with batteries, stainless-steel
probes attached to 4-1/2 feet of cable, and two pieces of four
inch long .040" diameter silver wire (99.99% fine). Brief
instructions are included, which should not replace research on
Off/On Switch Turns the unit on and off. When the button is in, the unit is on.
4Hz/100 Switch Selects between, 4Hz and 100Hz. Push the button in for 100Hz; out for 4Hz. Hz is an abbreviation for Hertz, which stands for "cycles per second." 4Hz is the standard frequency employed by conventional Beck units. Why you would use another frequency is explained below.
Sqr/Mod Switch Selects between standard square wave output, and modified square wave output in which the leading and trailing edges of the square wave are rounded. A rounded wave is more comfortable, but generally not as effective. Why you would use one or the other is explained below.
Test Switch Used to test the functioning of the unit. When the switch is pressed, the test lamp should light. Note that the lamp will display differently depending on the positions of the 4Hz/100 and Sqr/Mod switches; when these switches are out, the lamp will alternately flash red and green at 8 times per second. When the batteries run low, the lamp will become dim. When the batteries are dead, the lamp will not flash at all so it is time to replace the batteries. Note that the colloidal silver maker may not work properly if you use the unit past the dead battery point, even though the Ag lamp flashes properly.
Test Lamp Used to test the functioning of the unit. See Test Switch.
150uA Lamp Whenever current in the electrodes exceeds 150 uA (micro Amps), this lamp will flash (if the 4Hz/100 switch is out) or remain lit (4Hz/100 switch is in). The lamp will be dim in order to conserve batteries. This lamp insures that a sufficient level of current is being used, rather than guessing.
Ag Lamp When making colloidal silver (chemical symbol for silver is Ag), this lamp flashes at a rate proportional to current flow. Maximum rate is about 3 times per second. When not making colloidal silver, this lamp doubles as a pilot light and flashes for a quarter second every 2 seconds; if it doesn't, this indicates a problem with the microcomputer (or dead batteries). No more running down the batteries because you didn't know the unit was on! Do not use this lamp as a low-battery indicator; use the Test Switch and Test Lamp for that.
Level Control Used to adjust the output level
to the electrodes.
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to Make Colloidal Silver
Notice that there are two small holes on the bottom the the unit. Wash the silver wires the first time before use, dry them (don't get water into the unit!), and plug them into the holes as far as they will go; be gentle, you may have to wiggle them to start, do not force them. Place the unit over the cup of 8-ounces of distilled water with the silver wires in the water. Be sure that the silver wires do not touch each other (if they touch, no harm is done, but no colloid will be made). They should be somewhat evenly spaced. Turn the unit on; the Ag lamp will flash at a rate proportional to the electrical current entering the silver wire, but no more than about 3 times per second. After about 7 minutes, the Ag lamp will stop flashing and stay on solid, indicating the colloid is done. No more current will be put into the water (actually, the current drops to 1%). If the water is cold, it could take a lot longer than 7 minutes. Turn the unit off to reset the unit.
After each use, the wires will turn somewhat black. Wipe this off with a paper towel; you can also use a plastic scouring pad. ALWAYS PLUG THE SHINY CLEAN END OF THE SILVER WIRE INTO THE UNIT. You don't want black residue to degrade the quality of the electrical contacts.
Note: If the conductivity is too low (as with cold water, or if the wires are not inserted into water), the microcomputer will sense this, and after 10 seconds the Ag lamp will take on the roll of a pilot lamp, flashing for 1/4 second every 2 seconds. Proper current measurement is done regardless of the role the Ag lamp takes. More batteries are run down because of units accidentally left on, than from drain of the pilot lamp (which is only on for a short time). If the conductivity of the water increases (which it will do as the process proceeds), the lamp will begin to flash as expected.
Every time you turn the unit on, you reset the microcomputer; this is indicated by a solid flash of the Ag lamp before normal flashing begins. It starts the colloidal silver making cycle over from the beginning.
Do not use sterling silver wire which contains nickel. Store the colloidal silver in hydrogen peroxide bottles or brown glass bottles, and in the dark; silver colloids are degraded by light and turn gray or black. Make and store silver colloid only in electrically nonconductive containers such as glass, never in metal. Stir or shake before use. For daily use, the Fall 1995 issue of FOCUS by Allergy Research Group recommended dosages in the range of 3 teaspoons to 3 tablespoons per day. To "knock" something out, you may want to use a lot more, perhaps one cup per day, for a few days.
For a good article on colloidal silver, see: http://www.elixa.com/silver/lindmn.htm.
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Technical Description: The Colloidal Silver
Rather than use constant voltage or constant current, the approach taken here is to use a constant charge (= current x time) to make fairly consistent batches. 4 milliamps (mA) for 10 minutes has the same charge as 2 milliamps for 20 minutes. The circuit consists of a 4.6mA current source coupled to an integrator which will provide a constant 2 coulomb (charge) to the water. Once a predetermined charge is put into the water, the unit stops (turns off), and the Ag lamp (Ag is the chemical symbol for Silver) stops blinking and turns on solid.
From the same bottle of distilled water, I ran one 8-ounce batch at room temperature, and another batch with hot water. At room temperature, the batch took 16 minutes and produced 4 PPM of colloidal silver. With hot water, the batch took 7 minutes (the fastest possible) and produced 8 PPM of colloidal silver. For a given charge, more colloid is produced at a higher temperature. Still, 4 or 8 PPM is within a nominal ballpark, which is much more certain than other approaches which require a PPM tester to know what you are getting. This is automated and very convenient.
Testing of the
2) Test of batteries and output stage: Be sure the 4Hz/100 and Sqr/Mod switches are out. Press the test button. The Test lamp should change from red to green 8 times per second, equal duration of each color. When the batteries drop to about 20 volts, the Test lamp will become dim and go out. Replace all three batteries. Do not rely on the Ag lamp for low-battery sensing.
3) Test of Sqr/Mod switch: With this switch on, the Test lamp will have a "soft" response.
4) Test of 4Hz/100 switch: With this switch on, the Test lamp will appear solid on, both red and green simultaneously on.
5) To test the output cable and current monitor circuit, plug the cable into the jack and touch ("short") the stainless-steel output electrodes together (remove the cotton socks). The 150uA Lamp should blink 4 times per second. If it does not, either the cable or the circuit is defective.
With the electrodes shorted together, the output stage can now be tested by pressing the Test button and turning the output level control clockwise. The Test lamp will dim to half when the level control reaches the end of it's range.
6) To test the colloidal silver maker (and microcomputer), gently plug the silver wires into the bottom socket holes, and touch the wires together. The Ag lamp should flash at about 3 times per second.
If you are inclined, you can continue with the following tests:
If you release the wires, the lamp should stop flashing; after 10 seconds, the lamp should blink for 1/4 second every 2 seconds (pilot light mode).If you touch the wires together for 7 minutes, the Ag lamp should stop blinking and turn solid on.
If you connect a milliampmeter across the silver
wires (no longer shorted together), you should measure about 4.6mA
(this is a current source). After 7 minutes, the current should
drop to about 50 uA.
Power supply: 27 volts (3 x 9-volt batteries)
Colloidal Silver Maker