After 8 years the stirrer on my SilverGen has given up the ghost. No complaints - for all these years I've been making all the colloidal silver I've ever wanted for family, neighbors, friends and even my beauty school instructors, students and clients.
It's been a huge money and misery relief for our family of four. And in the beauty school, any time there's a burn, cut, sore throat, infection, flue etc everyone comes running to me for the "magic water". Leaving no scars for cuts or burns alone stuns people the first time they use it.
I was going to automatically just reorder another SilverGen - except for two possible considerations.
1) That a magnetic stirrer will last longer even than the 8 years for the Silvergen; and
2) That other newer models can make even smaller particles.
Item 2 is murky territory since the SilverGen goes pretty small anyway and has worked well on most all applications I've used it for over the 8 years. Yet I still have the impression that the alleged "nano silver" has been somewhat more effective in the nebulizer when I have bronchitis/pneumonia etc. Tho placebo effect is always a possibility.
One unit that seems to fit the bill is the SilverLung unit which has the magnetic stirrer and boasts a smaller particle size using lesser current and frequent pole reversals. I also like that it uses the thicker silver bars that helps both speed and overall quality (so they say).
What I don't like about SilverLungs vis-a-vis the SilverGen is:
1) part of the set up is a proprietary glass beaker which can easily break leaving the unit unworkable until a new one is ordered / received.
The Silvergen uses mason jars which can be purchased anywhere dirt cheap.
2) SilverLungs has a seperate meter and one other piece that are external to the unit - Silvergen is a single unit with the water testing built in..
3) Also Silvergen looks like professional grade equipment, where units that look like they were pieced together from Radio Shack and lab equipment supply stores leave me a bit cold.
But if the magnetic stirrer is genuinely superior in terms of longevity and the particle size is significantly smaller with the Silverlungs I will probably still go that way despite the inconveniences.
Does anyone have experience with these types of units that can offer suggestions?
Thanks grizz - I'm not quite on THAT tight a budget however. Here are the finalists so far:
Pros like the u- shaped diodes for extra surface area and smooth surface. Also like the low power charging for smaller particle size. Really like the PRICE - $199
Cons no stirrer, no higher charging option for external use. Most comfortable doing pints instead of quarts.
2) Silver lungs
Pros the 7 gauge diodes, low and high settings should be able to make low particle silver. And higher for speed and external use. Easy Colloidal option too.
Cons starts at $300 not including TDS meters etc.
3). Silvertron Elite
Like the Troy ounce diode option, like the customizable current, more advanced auto shutoff, option for higher ppm.
Cons: Starting at $359 with the Troy ounce diode. Ouch. But still considering...
My hand is up.
I had two other well known generators which produced CS that I found working sporadically, so I bought the Micro Particle Gen. I have now used S Barwick's http://thesilveredge.com/ generator for about 8 years, and Ive noticed it's CS to have the expected and hoped for benefits reported to us by CS research more often than the product made by the other two machines. Criticism of this unit's, unique in the world of CS generator manufacturers, documented product or of the use of aeration to prevent agglomeration(the science behind that sounds right to me) seems misguided.
I have no input on the circuitry design, because it's always worked, so I haven't had to take it apart. (I seem to remember that Galaxony had one but it broke down not that long after purchase, but Im not positive on that). Comparitive monetary value is something I rarely consider these days because prices dont seem relevent, only very high, and my main requirement in most purchases is superior over adequate function.